Why I’m NOT Installing Kaspersky Free Antivirus on My Computer
Yesterday, I shared the news about the release of Kaspersky Free Antivirus for you to win back your heart. I think it is a good move by one of the best antivirus company but it is also very late because of other free antiviruses have already captured the market. Avira and Avast are my favorite free antiviruses programs but these are not the reason I am not installing Kaspersky Free Antivirus. For me, there are two reasons to avoid Kaspersky, which I will explain in coming text.
Kaspersky has almost 400 million users worldwide. It can be bought via internet as well as in local stores across the globe. Such a big user base is a lot of data for the Russian government just from one source. Why shouldn’t they get that? In the start of this month, you have read, on different news sites, about the relations between Kaspersky and Russian spy agency FSB. In case if you do not know, Kaspersky originates from Russia. So, it should not be a surprised if they are working with FSB. Most probably, they are compelled to do so by law.
I also do not use any antivirus on my computer from United States and United Kingdom for the same reason I do not use Kaspersky. Why should I be sharing my data again and again with these mostly un-welcomed governments. Google has my data, that’s enough.
The other reason I am not going to use Kaspersky Free Antivirus is incompatibility issue with other best security software like free Comodo Firewall. Comodo Firewall is the best firewall for Windows computers. I know by facts that, if only Windows Defender along with Comodo Firewall is running, you do not need any other security software at all. To strengthen the protection against intruders and malwares, a third party antivirus can be used, but that’s optional. For example, I have Malwarebytes AntiMalware Premium installed. So, my combo is free Comodo Firewall, Windows Defender and Malwarebytes AntiMalware Premium. I do not need anymore security.
Kaspersky Free Antivirus is a simple antivirus and it provides no features of a firewall. So, it should be compatible with other firewalls. Haven’t we used other free antiviruses and have we seen any compatibility issues of such nature? I do not think so. If Kaspersky cannot run beside my Comodo firewall, I do not need Kaspersky at all. Making Kaspersky Free Antivirus compatible with Comodo Firewall is a big plus for it. Enough said.
You may be saying Comodo is also a USA company. Well, sometime exception has to made.