Security
Now Reading
Kaspersky to launch Windows 10 compatible products soon, may be released before July 29
8

Kaspersky to launch Windows 10 compatible products soon, may be released before July 29

by AshwinJune 11, 2015

Russian Anti-virus and security firm, Kaspersky has announced that it will launch Windows 10 compatible security products soon.

Kaspersky 2015

While the majority of Anti-virus programs have been working on Microsoft’s latest Operating System, what is probably regarded as the best Security program has been unavailable.

It is hard to believe that, isn’t it? But its true, and the reason that the security firm gave is, frankly a bit absurd.

Kaspersky has made an announcement on its blog today, which reassures that it will support Windows 10 soon. The article is hilarious, and has priceless bits of sarcastic humour. The very first line of the article mocks Microsoft’s new OS, questioning whether Windows 10 will be a hit or a flop.

Kaspersky seems to be very annoyed that its customers are bombarding its support team with questions related to why Kasperksy products aren’t available in Windows 10. Apparently it is also facing the heat from questions like these on social networks, Twitter and Facebook.

Well, it is really difficult to sympathize with the security firm. As I pointed above, almost all of the most popular anti-viruses are compatible with Windows 10. I am using a trial version of Avast Internet Security (Yes, I know), even though I have a 3 year subscription for Kaspersky Internet Security.

When I made a clean install of Windows 10 on my laptop, a month ago. I ran the installer for Kaspersky Internet Security. To my surprise, the install failed. It was after a quick Google search that I understood, I wasn’t alone. This particular thread at the security firm’s forums made it clear to me, (and also annoyed me), that the product isn’t Windows 10 ready yet.

Kaspersky is also being asked by customers about the free upgrade to Windows 10. Users are reportedly worried if the upgrade would leave them insecure, as the anti-virus and other products aren’t ready for it yet. The company has announced that the 2015 lineup of its products will be patched for enabling compatibility with Windows 10.

When will Kaspersky be compatible with Windows 10? I want an exact date.

Sorry to disappoint you, but the company has not specified when the products will be ready. But it says that the products are in the final phase of testing, and that it is being debugged. There you go, it has bugs which need to be fixed. The compatibility patch will be released and pushed to existing installations soon. How soon? Kaspersky says it may even be released before Windows 10’s launch date, July 29th.

So, that will hopefully ensure that users can seamlessly upgrade to Windows 10, without being worried about security issues.

But what about clean installs of Windows 10?  How can I Install Kaspersky in a new OS?

Kaspersky will release new setup packages, aka installers, which will allow users to protect their computers running Microsoft’s latest iteration of Windows. However, these new setup files will only be released, on July 29th, after Windows 10 makes its debut.

Update:

Kaspersky has released Windows 10 compatible products. Read more about it here.

8 Comments
  • Mike
    June 19, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Thanks for the story enjoyed reading about Kaspersky.

  • Marc
    July 26, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    It’s now July 26 – 3 days before Windows 10 release – and still nothing from Kaspersky about Win10. Even the link to the blog, above, goes nowhere now. I even tried using Kaspersky’s online chat and got nowhere. Not only did the rep not know anything about Win10 but actually spent most of her time trying to sell me products for my phone – she even persistently tried to get me to let her call me on the phone. Not what I was looking for. Really, Kaspersky needs to publish something and not remain completely silent. Even if the message is “we won’t have a compatible version until September”. At least then we’d all know what their official position is. Right now I don’t know what to think but, with the lack of any message at all, I’m now looking at other A/V companies. Boy, a lot of people are going to be unpleasantly surprised after July 29!

    • Ashwin
      July 27, 2015 at 5:30 am

      Hi Marc,

      Yes it is incredibly annoying that Kaspersky hasn’t released a single beta version for Windows 10, let alone announce an ETA for a final product. Sorry to hear you haven’t had luck with their support team.

      The picture featured in this in article, is my boxed copy of Kaspersky Internet Security 3-user/3-PC product, which I am using on just one of my PCs running on Windows 7 (soon to be upgraded to 10), no thanks to it not working on Windows 10. So I think you can imagine how frustrating it is for me 🙁

      I am managing by with a free 6 month license of Bit Defender Internet Security which I came across at a forum, as I am unwilling to splash more money on a different AV, which I may use for just a few months, until KIS 2015 is made compatible with Windows 10.

      On the bright side, a Kaspersky representative has shed light on some new information about Windows 10 compatibility. This forum message http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?s=798f010374449d324f543e186c213630&showtopic=306692&st=40 states that they will release a new version in the coming weeks, and granted that post was made 10 days ago, I daresay they might release a Windows 10 compatible version, in the first or second week of August.

      The forum message also links to a support article about “Limitations in Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 after upgrade to Windows 10” http://support.kaspersky.com/12194

      That kind of explains why they are hesitant to release it, but given that other Anti-virus software companies have fully working versions for Windows 10, it merely annoys me even more.

      Hopefully, Kaspersky will sort it out soon.

    • Ashwin
      July 29, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Just a heads, up. Kaspersky has released Windows 10 compatible versions of its software 🙂 http://www.filecritic.com/kaspersky-releases-windows-10-compatible-products-and-here-is-an-early-review-of-it/

  • Edward Sagala
    September 11, 2015 at 7:50 am

    After installing Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 on my desktop using windows 10 enterprise 64bit, my Mozilla Firefox wont start. It has been diactivated

    • Ashwin
      September 11, 2015 at 8:33 am

      That’s odd. I recently updated from Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 to Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 (16.0.0.614) and use Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3 as my browser of choice. It works fine. I am using Windows 10 Build 10240 64-bit.

      Could you perhaps try uninstalling and reinstalling KIS 2016? Use this support article as a guide: http://support.kaspersky.com/general/products/12154

  • Summer Ramirez
    November 27, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I just updated my laptop to windows 10, and I have no problems installing Kaspersky Internet Security as windows upgrade already did it for me. It was working fine for a day until today. It’s asking me to activate Kaspersky and when I key in the activation code it’s giving me an error saying “This activation code is no longer supported.”

Leave a Response