Kaspersky Free provides comprehensive protection against various types of information security threats. Various functions and protection components are available as part of Kaspersky Free to deliver comprehensive protection.
Protection components are designed to protect the computer against various types of information security threats, network attacks, and fraud. Every type of threat is handled by an individual protection component (see the description of components in this section). You can enable and disable protection components, and configure their settings.
To keep Kaspersky Free up to date, you need to update the databases and application modules used by the application.
Kaspersky Free comprises:
- File Anti-Virus, which protects the computer file system.
- Mail Anti-Virus, which checks inbound and outbound mail for viruses and other malicious programs.
- Web Anti-Virus, which intercepts and blocks scripts on websites should they pose a threat to your computer. With Web Anti-Virus enabled, all traffic is controlled and dangerous websites are blocked automatically.
- IM Anti-Virus, which maintains security while using instant messaging applications.
- Anti-Phishing, which checks whether web-addresses are on the list of phishing websites.
- On-Screen Keyboard, which prevents malefactors from intercepting information that the user enters with a standard external keyboard.
Briefly about Kaspersky Free:
It’s a version with all the bare essentials: file, email and web antivirus; automatic updates, self-defense; quarantine; and so on. This arsenal ensures convenient and safe web surfing, working with USB sticks and other portable storage media, and protection against both phishing and infected files being run. In short, the indispensable basics that no one on the planet should do without.
Kaspersky Free is also lighter on system resources and quicker than its big brothers. It’s based on the same technologies as those older brothers, which you all know always come out on top in independent testing.
Kaspersky Free won’t be fully available everywhere; the roll-out it’s going to be done over four months in waves as per different regions.
- First wave will be the U.S.A., Canada, and many of the Asia Pacific countries.
- September: India, Hong Kong, Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Latin America.
- October: Europe, Japan and South Korea.
- November: Vietnam and Thailand.
Notes: This download also includes Secure Connection (optional), a VPN component. This free basic version of Kaspersky Secure Connection offers 200MB of data per day on any number of devices.