RejZoR

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I've just noticed that download page for Kaspersky Antivirus Free doesn't work anymore.


Even the page with comparisons compares versions with FREE version, but the FREE version doesn't even have a download button below.

Scroll down below at:

Either it's some weird stuff going on because I block all the tracking crap and Kaspersky site somehow depends on that or they really removed it. Can anyone confirm?

It seems almost like Kaspersky has replaced it with Kaspersky Cloud Free...
 

RejZoR

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Well you were an Avast fan and turned into a critic, so I guess they started to block you because you were to positive

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I get to that page too since I have links on my blog. But when I click DOWNLOAD NOW it just does nothing.

I have Kaspersky Cloud 2020 installed, but it's terrible. Bitching about all the extras they have that I don't want ANY of them. And for some reason my CPU doesn't have the virtualization they want for some reason, even though all other apps can use virtualization that I have. Bizarre product...
 

RejZoR

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That stupid perpetual un-ignorable warning in Kaspersky Cloud made me uninstall the damn thing. It's stupid to then show the warning alt he time so you never know what's actually wrong. Retarded design. Back to freaking Windows Defender heh...
 

Raiden

Level 13
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That stupid perpetual un-ignorable warning in Kaspersky Cloud made me uninstall the damn thing. It's stupid to then show the warning alt he time so you never know what's actually wrong. Retarded design. Back to freaking Windows Defender heh...
To be honest, it's these annoyances that have driven me away from pretty much most 3rd parties. Theres a very short list that I actually would use if needed, but WD has improved quite a bit on so many fronts that I don't see the need for 3rd parties anymore IMO. More stable and far less annoyances. Strengthen it up with Configure Defender and add something like Syshardener, OSA, VS, or H_C and you would have a very strong, setup with minimal annoyances IMO. Not to mention free and built in, in some cases (Syshardener and H_C). (y)
 

venustus

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Which warning would that be? I have KSC too.
I have Kaspersky Cloud 2020 installed, but it's terrible. Bitching about all the extras they have that I don't want ANY of them. And for some reason my CPU doesn't have the virtualization they want for some reason, even though all other apps can use virtualization that I have. Bizarre product...
This.

You need the paid version for those extra features which is worth it.
 

RejZoR

Level 11
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This.

You need the paid version for those extra features which is worth it.
It's not even paid features. It's just bunch of crap in the free version that Kaspersky desperately shoves in my face. The last one was the nagging and permanent notification about hardware not having virtualization even though I do have it and has worked perfectly fine for every single app in existence that wanted one. Just not Kaspersky.
 

DeepWeb

Level 24
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Having KTS 2020, I don't understand why people use KFA when you get KSC Free. It's 98% of KTS except for a few switches and less bloatware which are both useless. Once my KTS 2020 expires, I will just stay with KSC Free. Kaspersky is giving consumers way too much for free with that version but I'm not complaining at all. :D
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 43
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If we may believe latest AV-test , Windows defender does the job pretty well (better than avast, McAfee...) so no need for KFA as well ;)
it might be applicable for us but for average users who don't read any information about security, it's a completely different story
infections can be found everyday in computer repair shops with any AV

by the way, I trust AV-C and MRG more than AV-test. I always find something not right about their tests