Secure Computing magazine announces Kaspersky® Anti-Virus (AVP) 'Pick of 2000'
12 Dec 2000
The Information Security Portal
With its archive scanning switched on, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Platinum
Edition has been the only anti-virus solution to provide 100 per cent
detection in our compression test.
One thing guaranteed to prove frustrating is having to open a PDF file to
locate a manual, then having to print it before starting an installation -
even when the quality of the manual is high.
This particular anti-virus solution provided some surprises when
undergoing our tests. Its identification and disinfection rates were high
but with archive scanning switched on in our compression test it produced a
result we haven't experienced with other solutions. It proved itself to be
worthy of our admiration on this score alone.
Just when you
thought that anti-virus companies were getting a handle on the
problem, along came Melissa and LoveBug. Not only those, but viruses
for handheld and wireless devices have emerged during the past 12
months. We looked at a large number of anti-virus products in the
past year, and this was one of the best.
The platinum edition of
Kaspersky Anti-Virus (available in the UK from Oxford Solutions) comprises
five main components. The first is the AVP Scanner. The AVP Monitor is
launched when a user logs on to Windows and is the -on-access' part of
AVP. The AVP Update will maintain your anti-virus. The updates are installed
automatically once downloaded from the Kaspersky Lab Internet site.
its archive scanning switched on, Kaspersky Anti-Virus Platinum Edition has
been the only anti-virus solution to provide 100 per cent detection in our
The AVP Control Centre allows all your AVP information to be viewed. The
interface is as you would expect with everything clear and easy to move
around in. Unless the user wants to carry out an -on-demand' scan, AVP
will sit quietly in the background and ensure that the updates and regular
scans are accomplished as configured.
Using the most recent -wildlist' and its available updates we bombarded
this solution with everything. It is a hard test to live up to but AVP
provided a credible 100 per cent detection rate, and also returned a 100 per
cent disinfection rate. Maybe the most telling of the results, however, was
to be found during the compression tests. With the archive scanning turned
on, to our amazement, this produced a staggering 100 per cent return.
Kaspersky Lab Headquarters
10 Geroyev Panfilovtsev Street
Tel: +7 095 797 87 00
Kaspersky Lab UK Ltd
Cambridge CB4 0PP
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 576001
Oxford Solutions Ltd
St Andrews Court
Oxon OX9 3WT
Tel:+44 (0) 1844 210300
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