Kaspersky – Questionable or just more fake news?

I’ve been recommending Kaskpersky Antivirus to my customers for at least 5 years.  After recent news reports some have questioned my recommendation.

Congress is considering banning Kaspersky from government offices, infrastructure applications and the military. GSA has removed Kaspersky from its list of approved venders. The reports usually include a line like this one from Phys.org:

“The officials, appearing at a congressional hearing in May, stopped short of offering specifics but appeared to suggest concerns over the computer security firm’s alleged links to Russian defense and intelligence bodies.”

Still, I am strongly recommending Kaspersky products.

Antivirus programs are examined and evaluated frequently by several independent testing labs, and their results reported in magazines like PC World and PC Magazine. I check with AV Test, one of those testing labs regularly. You can see their results at:

https://www.av-test.org/en/

I have yet to see a report that indicates the FBI has identified a problem.  I haven’t seen a report that says the Russian government ordered Kaspersky to do anything.  Every report was based on innuendo, casting aspersions on a fine company. Every report, in my opinion has been FAKE NEWS.

Since the FBI hasn’t announced there is a problem and since not one single respected computer industry trade publication and indicated a problem, Kaspersky will still be the only antivirus recommended by Supertecs

The rest is SOUND, FURY, AND FAKE NEWS!

If you are concerned, choose an alternative.  Any of these will keep your computer safe. The best ratings from AV-Test show these are the best scoring products (alphabetical):

AhnLab V3

Avira

Bitdefender

Kaspersky

McAfee

MicroWorld eScan

Norton

Trend Micro