Kaspersky now offers a free antivirus for PC

Security software firm Kaspersky has just launched a free antivirus for PC users, promising total protection for your files and oversight of your web traffic for malicious activity. The company says it’s happy to offer its service at no charge for those who can’t afford the $50 fee for its paid product.

On Windows 10, there already have Windows Defender built in. Microsoft’s own tool does a pretty good job of keeping computers free of nasty viruses and doesn’t hog system resources. The folks at AV-Test.org gave it a 5.5 / 6.0 protection score, which isn’t half bad for an app that doesn’t even need to download.

Meanwhile, Kaspersky’s full package, which is called Internet Security and was at v17.0 as of June when it was tested, got perfect scores of 6.0/6.0 for protection, performance and usability.

So, in theory, Kaspersky’s offering should be able to cover a bit better than Windows Defender does.

However, the third-party antivirus app in the past few years. Since Windows Defender came along, there isn’t any virus-related issues, even after mucking about with USB drives from sketchy sources and streaming shows that aren’t available in India.

If keeping PC squeaky clean is truly a concerned, Kaspersky Free might be worth a look. Without features like a firewall, VPN or private browsing, and the folks at HowToGeek recommend adding on an anti-malware app for increased protection.

Visit https://www.kaspersky.com/free-antivirus to download the software.

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