Download Kaspersky Free Antivirus for Windows
Kaspersky is one of the best and most popular antivirus, anti-spyware and complete Internet security suite products available for Windows operating system. Whenever I have to suggest someone a paid security software for Windows OS, I always recommend either ESET NOD32 or Kaspersky. Both are excellent security products for Windows.
If we talk about free antivirus and anti-spyware software for Windows, there are many such as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), avast!, AVG, Avira, etc. But they can’t match NOD32 and Kaspersky protection.
Now here is a good news! Kaspersky has released a free version of its popular antivirus product for Windows. This free version of Kaspersky antivirus comes with all basic protection such as file, web, IM, and email. It supports automatic updates of virus definitions, self-defense, quarantine, etc. It also works with USB sticks and other portable storage media. It protects against both phishing and infected files being run.
Kaspersky free antivirus is very light on system resources and runs very faster on devices. Kaspersky was testing this free version since almost one and a half year in a few selected regions (Russia-Ukraine-Belarus region, in China and also in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland)) and now they have launched it officially. The roll-out is going to be done over four months in waves. The first wave (July) will be the U.S.A., Canada and many of the Asia Pacific countries. Second wave (September): India, Hong Kong, Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Latin America. Third wave (October): Europe, Japan and South Korea. Fourth wave (November): Vietnam and Thailand.
This free version lacks some features such as parental control, online payment protection, secure connection (VPN), identity protection, technical support, etc which are only available in paid versions.
Kaspersky free antivirus can be installed in Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions are supported.
You can download it from following link:
If its not available in your region, the above link will redirect you to Kaspersky homepage. In such condition, you can try following link which will prevent the redirection and you’ll be able to download the free antivirus:
The installation requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or higher. Your computer should have 800 MB free hard disk space, 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) and 1 GHz or higher processor.
NOTE: The download link downloads an online/stub installer of 2.3 MB which requires Internet connection at the time of installation to download full setup files of size 150+ MB. Currently there is no full offline standalone installer available from Kaspersky lab.