Kaspersky Lab announces that the AV-Comparatives laboratory has awarded Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 the highest mark possible in tests designed to analyse the product's proactive defense capabilities.
Experts from the authoritative Austrian test lab analysed the performance of twenty of the most popular computer security products from leading vendors. The test focused on the quality of proactive defense provided by each product during on-demand scans.
All of the solutions were tested using out-of-date signature databases and made active use of static heuristics and extended signatures relating to malware families. The security products were pitted against a set of over 27,000 brand new malware samples that had been detected after the antivirus databases were last updated. This test was designed to assess each solution's ability to defend a user's PC from new threats for which individual signatures have not yet been released.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 was one of the top three performers, earning it an 'Advanced+', the highest mark available from AV-Comparatives. The product demonstrated an excellent detection rate when faced with malware and almost no false positives on a set of clean programs.
The solution's position in the 'Advanced+' category proves that the heuristic analyser and other proactive technologies implemented in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 provide comprehensive protection from the constant flow of new threats.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 were both developed using the latest IT security technologies. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 contains baseline security technologies which have demonstrated their efficiency by protecting millions of users globally.
For more information about Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010, please visit: http://www.kaspersky.com/kaspersky_anti-virus.