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Kaspersky got a lot of heat in 2017 when anonymous sources revealed Kaspersky was using its computer protection programs to gather classified information from government agencies and workers' computers. This information was allegedly then sent on to the Russian government. However, Kaspersky adamantly denies the allegations and the U.S. government, despite removing Kaspersky programs from all its computers, never confirmed the rumors, nor placed any sanctions on Kaspersky.
Over the last couple of years, Kaspersky has worked to rebuild its trust and image with the U.S. including moving all its critical operations, such as its development and legal teams, and its servers, out of Russia and into other countries, including several North American locations. This move places Kaspersky under required third-party regulations and inspections.
Despite the dark cloud of 2017, Kaspersky Labs, the research arm of the company, has continued to work to expose dangerous viruses and other malware programs. Recently Kaspersky Labs discovered a version of FinSpy designed to expose and collect all chat messages, including private ones, from mobile devices.
During my many years of testing and evaluating antivirus software, I have seen how well Kaspersky works to stop malicious files from infecting computers and mobile devices. And while I support the U.S. government's stance on requiring only U.S.-designed security solutions to be used to protect government systems, there hasn't been any evidence to suggest Kaspersky can't be used for personal, consumer use.