If you’re a long-time Windows insider, you probably noticed that some recent Windows 10 preview builds shipped with software compatibility issues that caused some antivirus programs to fail to work correctly, including here products developed by Kaspersky.
Given the fact that Kaspersky is one of the top security companies across the world and its antivirus solutions are among the top rated in the majority of tests, it’s easy to use why users are seeking a workaround and contacting the company to provide updates that would eventually make everything run smoother on Windows 10 preview builds.
But in a recent statement, the team at Kaspersky explains that running the antivirus solution on Windows 10 preview builds not only that isn’t possible right now, but it’ll never be, as the company doesn’t want to support early versions of the operating system.
Buggy builds lead to buggy software
The reason is that it’s impossible to guarantee that the antivirus solution is 100 percent effective given that Windows 10 preview builds could be unstable and buggy. And this is clearly a reason that makes sense, especially because Microsoft introduces changes in every new build.
“Kaspersky has never supported beta builds or preview versions of any operating system and it’s very unlikely that this will change, as we cannot guarantee the stability of our product on such builds. As a result, the chances of our product supporting such builds in the future is to be honest extremely low.
We absolutely respect your decision to continue using the Insider preview build and uninstall Kaspersky instead but in such a case there is not unfortunately anything further that we can do,” the Kaspersky team was quoted as saying by.
Those who still want to remain secure while using Windows 10 preview builds can turn to any other third-party security solution out there or could simply stick with Windows Defender, which is already capable of blocking the majority of threats and keeping you protected.