In fact, even the famous “Kaspersky Anti-Virus”, the author notes, cannot be called reliable enough, and this is the main drawback of antiviruses. For example, in 2015 it became known that for ten years the company had specially created malicious code in order to quickly get rid of competitors. That is, during the installation of the antivirus, some files were infected with fragments of this code, while other antivirus programs perceived these files as dangerous and suggested deleting them. As a result, after cleaning the system with the help of another antivirus, the computer simply crashed.
Then in 2017, American organizations reported that Kaspersky Lab could be linked to a breach of the NSA database. As a result, President Donald Trump banned state-owned companies from using this antivirus and other products of the Laboratory.
After that, in 2019, officials from the British counterintelligence service and the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution stated that Kaspersky Lab was directly linked to “the extremely high threat of espionage against Austrian state security.” They also called for the removal of this antivirus from all computers in federal services.