Yes. China has banned the internet.
There’s a subtle, but considerable, difference between “security risk” and “what we don’t control”.
Consider - Could Kaspersky secretly pass sensitive information to Russia, without anyone finding out?
Answer - No. It’s a freely available security suite. The world’s intelligence services would spot unacceptable behaviour almost immediately. And they haven’t.
Could Huwaei secretly pass sensitive information to China without anyone finding out?
Answer - Absolutely. They make the hardware. Only they know what it can do.
Could Kaspersky tell you that your own, or some other government is spying on you?
Answer - Yes, and they’ve done so, on many occasions.
Will Kaspersky tell you if the Russians are spying on you?
Answer - Yes, they will. They’ve had numerous problems with the Russian government about this. Even to the point of threatening to move their business out of Russia, If the government don’t stop trying to restrict them.
Kaspersky is a security suite. It’s designed to find malicious software. It doesn’t care where that software came from. It will still find it.
Kaspersky have got into trouble on more than one occasion for detecting Russian spyware. They also detect British, French, German, and American spyware.
The Russians, the French, the British, the Germans, and the Americans, don’t like what Kaspersky does. Kaspersky honestly tells you when someone is spying on you.
Other security suites have cosy relationships with western governments, and will not tell you when you’ve been hit by spyware from your own government. Kaspersky will tell you - and it will remove the offending software.
Bear in mind, I’m not saying Kaspersky are not influenced by the Russian government. I have no way of knowing that.
What I am saying is that, as a private citizen, with no particular state secrets to reveal, Kaspersky is undoubtedly your best option for internet security. It finds things other suites don’t.
Am I saying Kaspersky is free from Russian government influence?
No. How the hell could I?
Am I saying other internet security suites are influenced by their own governments to ignore certain types of spyware?
Yes. 100%. Other internet security programs will fail to find certain kinds of spyware, viruses, and trojans. Because your government has an agreement with the security provider, that they will stay silent about certain kinds of intrusion.