Moscow based Kaspersky Lab has announced on Tuesday that the company would launch a free version of antivirus software for all the users. Now, this announcement has come when the United States is suspecting it of having some connection with the Russian Govt.
In an official announcement, the Kaspersky Lab told people that free antivirus software would be available immediately after the announcement in the US, Canada, and few Asia Pacific countries and in few days the software would be available to the remaining countries. Adding more the company said, “free version of antivirus doesn’t intend to replace the paid version of this same software but to reach out maximum people”.
However, the company also cleared that this free version would be having some “limitations”. We believe that this free version is for those users who don’t want to spend money but still want a moderate security for their devices as company claims of providing email and web protection. It is believed that the company was working on this free version for almost 18-20 months.
Kaspersky is one of the oldest antivirus company, founded in 1997 and was very popular in the 2000s. Sadly, in recent past, it suffered a lot, especially after allegations of working with the Russian Intelligence Services. However, the company and the Russian govt has refused any such allegation. Last month, FBI agents visited the residences of Kaspersky employees as part of a counterintelligence probe.