Kaspersky AntiVirus Reviews

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Kaspersky has become a spying tool for the Russian government. It's a powerful tool, but it's not your tool.

Every antivirus you use necessarily gains deep access to the most sensitive parts of your computer. Russian intelligence knows this and has compromised Kaspersky. This was exposed in 2017 by Israeli and U.S. intelligence. The U.S. federal government has ordered all its components to stop using Kaspersky immediately because it poses a security risk.

These articles have the details: https://www.wired.com/story/kaspersky-russia-antivirus/ & https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-hackers-scanned-networks-world-wide-for-secret-u-s-data-1507743874 & https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/1.819005

That said, it IS one of the most powerful pieces of software out there. It consistently ranks among the top antivirus softwares: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php

It's just that by using it, you're exposing yourself to whatever this dictatorship wants to do to you (probably nothing, unless you have files that could be used for Putin's benefit). Putin is now the richest man in the world, eclipsing even Bill Gates, because several years ago Putin strongarmed the top Russian oligarchs into giving him half their profits under threat of arrest. http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/07/27/bill-browder-testimony-putin-oligarchs-corruption-sot.cnn When you use Kaspersky, you support a mafia operation running a government.


NSA was here.