Kaspersky Free Antivirus 18

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Kaspersky Free Antivirus 18

According to the announcement post with regards to the free antivirus software, the USA will be the first to try it out, with the rest of the world needing to wait four months for it to be available everywhere else. But wait, this free antivirus of Kaspersky is scheduled region by region for its roll out. As of now, the free version is available in the United States, Canada and a few Asia-Pacific countries.

Kaspersky has revealed in a recent post on its official developer site that the free antivirus will not be competing with any of the paid versions.

Just in case you're wondering about the capabilities of this free antivirus software from Kaspersky, let me tell you that it promises to deliver all the essential and necessary features a potent security software must possess in its arsenal.

The software will be available in India from September. Kaspersky Free will scan incoming files for threats, and keep tabs on your Web browsing to prevent malicious sites from hijacking your browser, chat or e-mail.

Kaspersky has always charged a premium price for its antivirus product, and rightfully so. Europe, Japan and South Korea will be able to get access to the free antivirus in October.

Already launched: Kaspersky free antivirus is already launched in these countries - Russia, Ukraine, China, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

The Russian company's software is a pared down version of its regular antivirus program, offering only the basics such as email and web antivirus protection and automatic updates. "At the same time Kaspersky Free doesn't come cut with all the usual nonsense like advertising-oriented user-habit tracking and confidentiality infringements - which free AV normally suffers badly from in order to make it financially worthwhile to its manufacturers". When you run the installation file, it will further open a Download installer that will download the entire program. The free version also offers cloud protection.