For the last two weeks each and every fan of official Kaspersky Lab Facebook pages worldwide had the chance to ask our CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, anything at all (and we must say that some of our fans took this literally:)) Thank you for the hundreds of great questions! There's nothing more valuable in this world for us than your feedback and ideas on how to proceed with our quest to Save the World in the most efficient way. We've selected the most interesting and edgy questions of yours and asked Eugene to answer them with his usual honesty.
Here's the first Social Media chat with him, which, if you're up for it, we're proposing to make an ongoing tradition:
Why don't you issue a free antivirus version for home use with limited features just for the Middle East? Because the original copies for the Middle East are really expensive, contrary to those in European countries, which makes us download the full version of the program illegally and using stolen registry numbers or crack programs to register it.
Nice question! And really painful. First of all, in today’s world it’s not possible to release a special free version for a dedicated country – it will spread all over the world immediately. This is why we decided to do it globally. We offer a set of free products that will ensure basic protection of your PC. Let me draw your special attention to Kaspersky Security Scan which works as a second-opinion scanner to illustrate how good (or bad) your current AV is compared to the top-notch industry standards