AVG vs Kaspersky
Last updated: July 28, 2017
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Kaspersky is Russian antivirus that gives customers the power to protect what matters most to them online. It creates effective digital security solutions for users worldwide, providing protection for over 400 million people and 270,000 businesses.
AVG vs Kaspersky in our news:
2017. Kaspersky Lab released free antivirus
Kaspersky Lab has launched a free version of its antivirus software in the U.S. with plans for a global rollout over the next four months. Like similar alternatives Kaspersky Free provides the core essentials, including email and desktop antivirus protection, the ability to quarantine infected files, as well as automated updates. The free version lacks some of the premium features users can purchase for $50 annually per device, including virtual private network (VPN), parental controls and extra protection for online financial transactions. Kaspersky claims that its free software option is light on ads, though users may be paying for the uncluttered interface by providing user data to Kaspersky.
2016. Avast Antivirus acquired competitor AVG
Avast, one of our the most populer antivirus applications, is acquiring one of it’s biggest rivals, AVG Technologies, for $1.3 billion in cash. The deal will give Avast access to over 400 million devices that currently use Avast or AVG’s software. This includes 250 million PC and Mac users, and 160 million mobile users. The actual acquirement process will take a few months, but you can expect positive changes in threat detection efficiency already in the near future. Avast will be able to gather more threat data to improve user protection on PC, Mac, mobile, and even start branching out into Internet of things hardware. And Avast will have access to AVG’s Zen mobile technology that’s used to protect an entire family’s devices from just one primary device. The combo also means they’ll be able to improve technical support to business users.