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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.

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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.