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Kaspersky Lab’s
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Does this mean I can use Kaspersky Lab protection for free?

Seriously?

Yes. We offer a few of our security solutions for free. They can be used for an unlimited period of time; as we’ve said, there are no pitfalls.

What are these solutions?

Kaspersky Free antivirus is available to users across the globe. In addition, many solutions have a publicly available free version with basic functions. For example, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android, a mobile protection service, or Kaspersky Safe Kids, a kids’ protection service, provide that option.

What do the free versions include?

Free versions meet users’ basic needs. The paid versions provide more advanced functions, expanded settings, an unlimited number of entries in the password manager, and unlimited VPN traffic.

Why does Kaspersky Lab offer free protection even though it has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on development?

We have two reasons for this. The first is:

We’re here to save the world. We offer basic protection for free in order to support those who need this.

The second reason is:

It’s essential for us to understand how many problems and threats people are facing. 400 million users worldwide are protected by our technologies. This is a lot, but the landscape of threats is constantly changing. The more people use our solutions, the more information we have on how cyber-criminals try to harm them, and the better and faster our protection works.

What user data does the free software collect?

All data processed by Kaspersky Lab is divided into the three key purposes for which it is used, in short these encompass: (a) supporting key product functionality, (b) increasing the effectiveness and performance of the protection components, and (c) offering improved and more suitable solutions to customers and providing them with the appropriate content.

All data sent to Kaspersky Lab by users is not attributed to a specific individual and is anonymized wherever possible. Actions to achieve this include deleting account details from transmitted URLs, obtaining hash sums of threats instead of the exact files, obscuring user IP addresses etc.

Customers voluntarily agree to send this data to Kaspersky Lab, by accepting different agreements, which vary depending on the product or service used. The data provided is protected, even during transit, in accordance with stringent industry standards, including encryption, digital certificates, segregated storage and strict data access policies.

Kaspersky Lab constantly reviews the type of data processed by its solutions to protect our customers’ privacy and comply with the very latest legal requirements, such as the GDPR regulations in Europe.

How is it possible that the free versions are ad-free?

We are not interested in people having negative experiences related to our free solutions. That’s why they are free of any pop-ups and ads. The software sends you only the information specific to its function, such as warnings about dangerous links. Sometimes, we send useful information, such as advice on secure online behavior, or special offers on products with extended functions. The user can choose whether to receive, or not to receive, such information.

What Kaspersky Lab solutions can I use for free?
Device protection
Windows
Functions

— Protects your computer from viruses
— Blocks dangerous files and apps
— Warns about malware websites

Messages that are sent to the user

Warnings on malware files and dangerous links; useful advice on security and the use of our solutions.

Android
Functions

— Scans apps and links
— Protects data if the device is lost

Messages that are sent to the user

The results of the weekly check-up in case suspicious apps and links are detected; recommendations on additional data and privacy protection with the use of our apps.

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Functions

Helps protect children from unwanted information on the internet and controls the use of devices and software by kids; files a report for the parents on their children’s online activities and device usage.

Messages that are sent to the user

For children: warnings on prohibited content, warnings on reaching the limit on device usage time, and other warnings according to the settings chosen. For parents: suggestions to switch to the premium version, as well as to use other Kaspersky Lab solutions.

Private security
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Functions

Establishes a protected VPN channel for secure communication and transfer of valuable information; offers 200 Mb per day per device and 300 Mb for registered users.

Messages that are sent to the user

Recommendations to turn on the VPN channel in insecure WiFi networks or when visiting websites where user personal data transfer is possible, such as social media, online banking, etc. Warnings on reaching the maximum traffic volume.

Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Functions

Securely stores and automatically fills in passwords on Windows and Mac computers, as well as mobile devices. Offers protected storage of bank card data, addresses and photos of personal documents. Up to 15 storage entries are available in the free version.

Messages that are sent to the user

Warns when passwords are duplicated or are too similar to each other.

Kaspersky Security Cloud — Free
Windows, Android, iOS
Functions

Protects from viruses on all devices

Messages that are sent to the user

In addition to standard antivirus warnings, the app will warn you if you create an insecure password or enter a website where it’s recommended to turn on the VPN; it also offers other useful advice on the use of basic and advanced functions of adaptive protection.

Android
Functions

Tracks the battery capacity; helps inactivate battery-consuming apps.

Messages that are sent to the user

Warns about battery-consuming apps and informs the user on the battery life status.

Android, iOS
Functions

Detects unknown numbers and blocks spam calls.

Windows
Functions

Helps recover devices damaged by viruses

Messages that are sent to the user

Report on disinfection

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