As with most free antivirus software, Kaspersky Free also suggests upgrading to a paid-for version if you want extra features.
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Antivirus might not be as vitally important to your online safety as fear-mongering security firms might have you believe, but for those who want to surf the web worry-free, it’s always a good idea.
You also get 200MB of daily data on Kaspersky’s Secure Connection VPN service – which has to be uninstalled manually if you remove Kaspersky Free Antivirus – and an on-screen keyboard can be enabled to foil keylogging malware.
While you can’t burn a Kaspersky Rescue Disk from within the program, ISO images are available to download for free from the company’s website.
The core file, web, instant messaging and mail scanners are included, but extra features such as application activity monitoring, a private browsing mode, email spam filtering, ad blocking and webcam protection are only available in paid versions.