Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 6.0 receives Checkmark certification from West Coast Labs in Spyware category

05 Jun 2006
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Kaspersky Lab’s newest home user product recognized for protection from spyware

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces the latest accolade awarded to Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 6.0. The latest version of Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus solutions, has received another Checkmark certificate from West Coast Labs, this time in the Anti-Spyware category. The certification will be welcomed by homes users, as spyware is being used increasingly by cybercriminals to collect information about victim computers and users.

In the Checkmark Anti-Spyware Desktop testing, an application must detect all spyware samples from a West Coast Labs collection without any false positives. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 passed the test with flying colors, continuing the tradition established by previous generations of Kaspersky Lab products.

Kaspersky Lab products consistently deliver excellent performances in tests conducted by the independent lab – Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 has also received Checkmark certification in the Antivirus Level 1, Antivirus Level 2 and Trojan categories.

The Checkmark system developed by West Coast Labs (www.check-mark.com), an independent British research center, is a multiple-level system that tests the quality of software and verifies that it meets security standards. Based on testing results, West Coast Labs issues certificates that confirm the high quality and reliability of the software tested.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.