Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 awarded ‘Advanced+’ rating by AV-Comparatives

30 Sep 2008
Comparative Tests

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 has received top marks in a series of tests conducted by AV-Comparatives.org, a respected independent antivirus test lab.

In August 2008, AV-Comparatives.org, a respected Austrian antivirus lab, conducted a series of tests in order to compare the effectiveness of various antivirus solutions' on-demand detection of malicious programs. The testing was conducted on 16 antivirus products with antivirus databases dated 4 August, 2008; the malicious programs used in the tests appeared before this date.

According to the test results, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 demonstrated the highest level of malware detection. Based on those results, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 was awarded the highest certification – Advanced+, confirming the program has the highest level of detection of new malicious programs, which is due in part to the solution's heuristic analyzer.

Importantly, Kaspersky Lab has now received the highest level of certification for the tenth time in a row, never once slipping below this level throughout the history of the tests. This was the first time the new version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus had undergone the tests conducted by AV-Comparatives.org, but the product was awarded the same prize as all its predecessors.

Significantly, less than half of the solutions tested were awarded Advanced+ certification. For example, Microsoft, McAfee, F-Secure, Sophos, BitDefender, and Eset all failed to receive top marks. Their certification levels were defined as either “Advanced” or “Standard”. Moreover, the high scanning speed demonstrated by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 earned the product a “fast” rating from the AV-Comparatives experts.

To find out more about the results of the tests conducted by AV-Comparatives.org, please visit av-comparatives.org

At the heart of the new generation of products is Kaspersky Lab’s new antivirus engine which dramatically increases system scanning speed.

Further information about the new generation of Kaspersky Lab personal products can be found on the Kaspersky Lab site at kaspersky.com. In addition, a free trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 is available at kaspersky.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at . For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.