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.