Kaspersky has announced it’s free antivirus product, Kaspersky Free, for Windows systems. It’s a basis protection for your Windows and will be rolled out in a 4 month interval.
Kaspersky has announced Kaspersky Free within this blog post. The free antivirus won’t have the extra features of the paid-for versions from Kaspersky. The paid-for versions from Kaspersky comes with Parental Control, Online Payment Protection, and Secure Connection (VPN).
The free version provides essentials protection: file, email and web antivirus; automatic updates, self-defense; quarantine; and so on. This features ensures convenient and safe web surfing, working with USB sticks and other portable storage media, and protection against both phishing and infected files being run.
Kaspersky piloted this product last year in the Russia-Ukraine-Belarus region, in China, and also in the Scandinavian countries. On July 25 – for Kaspersky’s 20th birthday – the product will start being officially launched! The roll-out is going to be done over four months in waves as per different regions.
- The first wave will be the U.S.A., Canada, and many of the Asia Pacific countries.
- September: India, Hong Kong, Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Latin America.
- October: Europe, Japan and South Korea.
- November: Vietnam and Thailand.
Kaspersky Free is also lighter, according to Kaspersky, on system resources and quicker than its big (paid) brothers. So Windows users has probably a chose between the Windows build in Defender and Kaspersky Free. What’s still open: How reliable is Kaspersky Free during Windows 10 feature upgrades?