Kaspersky announced the release of its free virus scanner Kaspersky Free, which was announced in July.
According to press release, Kaspersky Free uses the same AV engine as the paid version. However, as expected, the range of functions is lower. Kaspersky Free provides real-time protection as well as the ability to perform on-demand scans. By using the Kaspersky Protection browser-enabled browser extension, the software scans incoming web traffic and tries to track unsafe links, phishing attempts, and malicious code. In addition, the IM Anti-Virus and Mail Anti-Virus protection components are designed to block harmful links and objects in instant messaging services and emails.
The scanner brings the most important protection functions, but also advertising for the paid Kaspersky products.