Kaspersky Free Anti-Virus (Windows)
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Kaspersky Free Anti-Virus (Windows)

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It's free!

Kaspersky have opened up there code and said 100k for anyone who finds a security issue. Can't be fairer than that.
If you think Russia is strong arming Kaspersky to give secret info then you need to stop using any software linked to America because they do that on a daily basis.

kranmal6 m ago

Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security …Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security concerns. But then again why would the Russians want to hack your average joe bloggs.Have used in the past and found its less resource intensive compared to the likes of Norton, again its upto people if they want to use it not either im not voting this hot or cold.


Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, so seems more like PR concerns than anything else at this moment in time.

I'm not sure Kaspersky deserved the bad press. I'm pretty sure that the story was basically American (Israeli) hackers were surfing through Kaspersky database's and were disgusted to find the Russians hanging about in there already. All that says to me is that governments can and will access pretty much anything linked to the internet.
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This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm actually afraid of taking the risk of installing it on to my computer. It's a shame really because have heard of this software for a long time.

westernise1 m ago

This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm …This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm actually afraid of taking the risk of installing it on to my computer. It's a shame really because have heard of this software for a long time.


Bad press or fake news?

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It's free!

Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security concerns. But then again why would the Russians want to hack your average joe bloggs.

Have used in the past and found its less resource intensive compared to the likes of Norton, again its upto people if they want to use it not either im not voting this hot or cold.

You will be sent to Siberia on the cold front for this deal!

mornin' vlad.

Honestly not worth the risk if you ask me, who knows if it's fake news or not.

tempted, send a spy to catch another spy(ware) comrade

If apple and others has back doors for the authorities

What makes you so sure
Norton, mcaffee are not exploited by their respective governments

I would consider it to be hypocritical to be against russian antivirus software based on that

I dont use any - for me security essentials does the job

it's great, but total care is better

kranmal6 m ago

Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security …Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security concerns. But then again why would the Russians want to hack your average joe bloggs.Have used in the past and found its less resource intensive compared to the likes of Norton, again its upto people if they want to use it not either im not voting this hot or cold.


Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, so seems more like PR concerns than anything else at this moment in time.

I'm not sure Kaspersky deserved the bad press. I'm pretty sure that the story was basically American (Israeli) hackers were surfing through Kaspersky database's and were disgusted to find the Russians hanging about in there already. All that says to me is that governments can and will access pretty much anything linked to the internet.

Kaspersky have opened up there code and said 100k for anyone who finds a security issue. Can't be fairer than that.
If you think Russia is strong arming Kaspersky to give secret info then you need to stop using any software linked to America because they do that on a daily basis.

Ashe5 m ago

Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, …Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, so seems more like PR concerns than anything else at this moment in time.


And an opportunity to save on costs. My bet is they won't find another AV partner. None of the other banks really followed.

I think this is a tongue in cheek posting...
Edited by: "credington" 5th Dec

Only those who swallowed all the Russian propaganda on Social Media prior to the Brexit vote and gullibly voted Leave need be worried .

They (The Russians ) know if they can con you once they can keep on conning you . Intelligent folk who weren't conned need not worry unless they are in possession of high level military secrets

Ashe7 m ago

Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, …Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, so seems more like PR concerns than anything else at this moment in time.


Let's face it, there is never going to be conclusive proof one way or another. But the balance of probabilities says that Russia has form in this area, and if Putin asked Kaspersky to secretly add a backdoor into their software, they would be in no position say 'no chance Vladimir '. But, to be fair, its probably not that different in most other countries if they think its a matter of national security.

I wouldn't worry about it.

They were only spying on some yank that worked for the govt.

kranmal15 m ago

Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security …Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security concerns.


Nope - this is not KIS. It's Kaspersky Free. Totally different product.

westernise18 m ago

This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm …This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm actually afraid of taking the risk of installing it on to my computer. It's a shame really because have heard of this software for a long time.


Probably because Its the only one that can detect CIA malware as US anti virus are compromised

rogparki4 m ago

Only those who swallowed all the Russian propaganda on Social Media prior …Only those who swallowed all the Russian propaganda on Social Media prior to the Brexit vote and gullibly voted Leave need be worried . They (The Russians ) know if they can con you once they can keep on conning you . Intelligent folk who weren't conned need not worry unless they are in possession of high level military secrets


Don't you remember the commies and the fascists aren't best of friends? Voting leave means we want neither thank you.

kranmal17 m ago

Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security …Barclay's have stopped providing this to their customers due to security concerns. But then again why would the Russians want to hack your average joe bloggs.Have used in the past and found its less resource intensive compared to the likes of Norton, again its upto people if they want to use it not either im not voting this hot or cold.



To be honest, Barclays couldn't really day.."Don't use this, it's bad, it will leech your details to someone who will sell them on..etc.etc.etc" could they? They would be sued to within a penny rouble of bankrupty!

M_z3 m ago

Let's face it, there is never going to be conclusive proof one way or …Let's face it, there is never going to be conclusive proof one way or another. But the balance of probabilities says that Russia has form in this area, and if Putin asked Kaspersky to secretly add a backdoor into their software, they would be in no position say 'no chance Vladimir '. But, to be fair, its probably not that different in most other countries if they think its a matter of national security.


In the US they actually do tell them to put back doors in and they do!

westernise19 m ago

This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm …This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm actually afraid of taking the risk of installing it on to my computer. It's a shame really because have heard of this software for a long time.


That’s really interesting, as I’m the complete opposite: if the media are giving it such a bad press, it must be good!

I mean, do you really trust what’s printed in newspapers and broadcast on BBC/ITN etc??

rogparki6 m ago

Only those who swallowed all the Russian propaganda on Social Media prior …Only those who swallowed all the Russian propaganda on Social Media prior to the Brexit vote and gullibly voted Leave need be worried . They (The Russians ) know if they can con you once they can keep on conning you . Intelligent folk who weren't conned need not worry unless they are in possession of high level military secrets


Just what is this propaganda ? Come on and tell us!

Curlyman832 m ago

That’s really interesting, as I’m the complete opposite: if the media are g …That’s really interesting, as I’m the complete opposite: if the media are giving it such a bad press, it must be good!I mean, do you really trust what’s printed in newspapers and broadcast on BBC/ITN etc??


Not 100% no - its reasonable to be sceptical of all sources, do you trust Putin more? The argument that the opposite of what they say must be true isn't really a very robust good one.

Used kis myself for years great product. But each to their own, some people like certain makes of cars, certain tvs and certain anti virus it’s free if you don’t have one try it imo

Kaspersky and the KGB or everything else and the NSA.

Hmmmmm....

I would still use it, but TBH Avast free is better so I will stick with that.

B3aver3 m ago

Used kis myself for years great product. But each to their own, some …Used kis myself for years great product. But each to their own, some people like certain makes of cars, certain tvs and certain anti virus it’s free if you don’t have one try it imo


I don't think anyone is questionning that its a decent product though? The issue is that it might be a backdoor onto your PC. But if you are comfortable with that risk, then there isn't really a problem.

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davt996 m ago

Just what is this propaganda ? Come on and tell us!



That biscuits would not go up in price by 30% if we voted Leave

"At what point does the paranoia stop? Hardware...smartphones, routers etc made in China? Is the Chinese govt spying on you too? More concerning is the US govt with its track record of actually spying on domestic & foreign citizens. Maybe we ought to stop using US based hardware, software and services?

Prime asset in security space is trust. Lose trust & it's bye bye to market t/o of c. £475 million"

Excerpt from Davey Winder, very well-respected consultant specialist in the field of privacy & security


Latest independant AV tests: av-comparatives.org/

Top: BitDefender & Kaspersky
Bottom: Windows & McAfee

People voting cold and complaining about their ties to Russia need to realise that every key stroke you do on any pc is logged somewhere , literally nothing is hidden anymore. It's free and it works well
Edited by: "CaiGuy" 5th Dec

Let's just say that special branch aren't using this or any other commercial anti virus.

Half of the viruses are from hackers to spy on us to steal our money etc.
The other half of our viruses are from the government's to spy on us our websites and personal documents.
It's not about what do I have to hide ... Or even Joe bloggs... It's about us having a free thought and the freedom to own our own privacy.
I would still rather have an AntiVirus than not.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 5th Dec

M_z20 m ago

I don't think anyone is questionning that its a decent product though? The …I don't think anyone is questionning that its a decent product though? The issue is that it might be a backdoor onto your PC. But if you are comfortable with that risk, then there isn't really a problem.


There’s always that problem with any software, windows being the worst, so I wouldn’t lose sleep over it

westernise48 m ago

This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm …This company has received very bad press in the media. As a result I'm actually afraid of taking the risk of installing it on to my computer. It's a shame really because have heard of this software for a long time.



Yeah, because the Russians are bound to be interested in your browsing history.

Ashe41 m ago

Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, …Barclays have also told existing users there's no reason to stop using it, so seems more like PR concerns than anything else at this moment in time.


All because of the Americans...
Edited by: "andreialisen" 5th Dec

kranmal49 m ago

But then again why would the Russians want to hack your average joe bloggs.


Average users are more likely to get infected and help create a massive global "bot-net" or similar.

Good post, hot
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