Kaspersky Launches Free Globally Antivirus

Kaspersky Free Anti Virus
Moscow antivirus maker Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, announced it will launch free antivirus software around the world. This was done to dismiss US suspicions that the company was affected by the Russian government.
Kaspersky Free will soon be launched in the United States, Canada and some Asia Pacific countries and will be released in coming months in other areas, Eugene Kaspersky, the company's founder.

Kaspersy says its free version is not meant to replace the paid version of its antivirus software. Free antivirus only offers essential things like email antivirus, website protection and automatic updates.

However, the software will benefit all Kaspersky Lab customers by improving machine learning capabilities across its products.

The company took 18 months to make Kaspersky Free previously pilot project in several markets, such as Russia, Ukraine, China and Scandinavian countries.

The company, founded in 1997, has faced suspicion over the years due to its relationship with Russia's Federal Security Service.

US concerns over the company have grown over the past few years since the Russian invasion of the Crimean Republic in 2015 and the findings of a US intelligence agency on Russia deliberately hijacking the 2016 presidential election.

Moscow has denied the allegations, and Kaspersky has repeatedly said it has no connection whatsoever with the Russian government, saying the allegations have no evidence.

Last month, FBI agents visited the Kaspersky employee home as part of a counter-intelligence investigation, and the Trump government took steps to remove the company from a list of approved vendors to sell technology products to federal government agencies.

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