Originally Posted by Asus11
can't be worse than windows 10.. also I don't believe the article I think they just don't like Kaspersky because they're Russian.
They used KAV to remotely access and steal information from an American contractor. Its been confirmed by another country (Israel). They (Israel) had hacked into KAV's network and watched them (and recorded via some means) in real time use KAV to remotely hack/access systems. To put that into perspective:
This is like someone accusing another person of tax fraud and a third person going "Yea he was committing tax fraud, I know because while I was breaking into his house and stealing his stuff and taking pictures of all of it I saw them do it." No one is going to make that up and expose their own activities.
I know trust is at a premium these days. I sure dont blindly trust a govt, the media, or people online.
However, when an organization like the US govt bans the use of a piece of software that has been generally considered via 3rd party labs to be the best or 1 of the top AV products for many years, I take notice of it. This was like when the head of the FBI told people they should cover their web cams when not being used and everyone laughed at him. I mean Seriously, the guy is/was the head of the FBI...if he says I should take a simple precaution to protect myself, I am going to at least consider it in a serious fashion.
I used KAV a couple years ago. Its on the surface great AV software. It was light, accurate, easy to use. Compare that to something like McAfee or Norton (i just gagged a little) and why would anyone in the world be willing to compromise their AV protection just because of a companies base of operations...and in this case we are talking about an organization that takes (its) privacy and security very seriously. They would not forcibly disallow the use of a arguably superior product without a good reason, its not in their best interest.
The difference with Windows 10, you know what you are getting when you buy it. I dont think KAV stamps on the box that they use it to remotely access your system and steal files and other sensitive data from you.