Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 has received yet another prestigious VB100 award from the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin.
In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin's April issue, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 achieved one of the best results for malware detection. 39 popular antivirus products participated in the test that was conducted on a Windows XP Service Pack 3 platform.
While running in 'on-demand scanning' and 'real-time protection' modes, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 neutralized 100% of the viruses from the Wildlist collection as well as from a collection of worms/bots and polymorphic viruses. The Wildlist collection, created prior to 20 February 2009, included several variants of the widespread Kido (Conficker) malicious program.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 finished among the top three products following RAP (Reactive and Proactive) testing, a new format introduced by Virus Bulletin to show how products perform against the latest malware that has emerged around the world. With a score of 92.2%, the Kaspersky Lab solution performed significantly better than the vast majority of software being tested. The company’s product also came out on top in terms of proactive detection of unknown threats. Throughout testing, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 did not produce a single false positive.
"Kaspersky’s latest product version is an attractive beast, with a number of added layers of security beyond the standard anti-malware tested here," Virus Bulletin’s article states. "The new design is very usable as well as visually appealing, and provides plenty of options for fine-tuning the protection levels to suit the individual user. Detection rates were superb."
The authors of the review also stressed the high performance levels of Kaspersky Lab's solution while running in on-demand scanning and real-time protection modes.
"We are glad to see that Virus Bulletin is actively developing its antivirus testing methods and introducing new test formats. The RAP test, performed for the first time this year, is much closer to the real-life conditions that antivirus solutions have to work in and gives a clearer picture of a product's strong points, which wasn't always possible with the standard VB100 test," said Alexander Gostev, the Head of Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab.
"A comparison of the products' reactive and proactive detection capabilities clearly reflects the amount of attention vendors are paying to heuristic detection methods and response time. I am glad to see that the results of the latest RAP test confirm Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009's leading role in these areas," Gostev concludes.
Further information about the new generation of Kaspersky Lab personal products can be found on the Kaspersky Lab site at www.kaspersky.com/homeuser. In addition, free trial versions of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 are available at www.kaspersky.com/trials.