Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab announced the launch of a free version of its world renowned antivirus. This move was unleashed amid international concerns regarding the company’s involvement in security breaches on behalf of the Russian government. The United States especially is suspicious of Kaspersky’s vulnerability in the face of the Russian influence.
Users of the Free Kaspersky Antivirus Will Help the Company in Their Turn
Canada, the United States, and several Asia Pacific countries have all unrestricted access to Kaspersky Free. Other regions as well are due to receive such a gift in the following months. Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of the cyber security firm, announced the exciting updates through a blog post.
However, the freebie is not actually a proper replacement of the paid product. On the contrary, it functions merely as a test drive that offers only the bare necessities to protect a user on a daily basis from cyber threats. These consist of automatic updates, web and email antivirus protection.
On the other hand, all those who sign up for this free software will help the company in return. Kaspersky Lab is looking to boost its machine learning processes for all its products. The free Kaspersky antivirus needed 18 months of development. The producers beta tested the software across several countries such as China, Scandinavian regions, Ukraine, and Russia.
Kaspersky Lab Has to Struggle with the Lack of Trust of the U.S. Authorities
The organization started off 1997 only to soon become one of the leading antivirus international companies. However, its reputation was dented by its presumed ties to the Federal Security Service in Russia. Nonetheless, nobody managed to confirm such suspicions till the present day.
The United States thickened its concerns about this company more than ever over recent years. These negative criticisms originate mostly from the American conflict with Russia. Putin’s country drew global criticism when it invaded Crimea in 2014. However, the latest deed was influencing the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Nonetheless, Kaspersky was resilient in its claims that deny any implications with the Russian leadership. The lack of evidence in this direction underlines the validity of these statements. Nonetheless, its revenue in U.S. suffered the impact of such allegations by falling from $164 million to $156 million in 2016.
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