What Is yandex.kz?

Yandex.kz is a search engine and a sister site to yandex.com. The Yandex brand is one of the most popular search engines in the world and the most used search engine in Russia due to its focus on the native Russian language (Russian Russki yazyk). Some people use yandex.kz for streaming. As of December 2022, the site yandex.kz gets an estimated 69.1 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates that yandex.kz was founded on June 4, 2004. It has been heavily trafficked since roughly 2014. A site like mine gets most of its traffic from search engines. And only recently have I noticed traffic coming from any of Yandex’s domains. Today I get roughly 1% of my traffic from Yandex. I’m happy Yandex exists and trust it as a search engine. That said, I have also run malware tests on it and the results are below.

Links and Profiles

Website: yandex.kz
Twitter: @yandexcom

Is yandex.kz Safe?

I analyzed yandex.kz for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked the site yandex.kz on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no issues.
You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site yandex.kz.

Yandex.kz Sucuri results

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Sucuri says the site yandex.kz doesn’t have malware or any important security issues and is a low security risk.

The site yandex.kz already uses a website firewall to prevent hacks and DDoS attacks, although some improvements could be made regarding missing security headers. I have listed the missing security headers below:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors ‘none’.
  • Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header.
  • Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site yandex.kz and it says the page is clean. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site yandex.kz.

I also checked the domain yandex.kz on VirusTotal and no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the domain yandex.kz.

Yandex.kz VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the site yandex.kz is safe to visit. No malware was found on the domain and it is not blacklisted by any domain according to Sucuri. Moreover, VirusTotal says no security vendors have flagged the domain as malicious. Overall grade: Very Safe.


1. SimilarWeb – yandex.kz

2. Wayback Machine – yandex.kz