Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 receives top award from AV-Comparatives for performance test

02 Jan 2010
Product news

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 has earned a top award from AV-Comparatives following testing by the highly respected Austrian test lab.

AV-Comparatives conducted a comparative test on 16 popular antivirus solutions in December 2009 that measured the impact of antivirus software on system performance. The test aimed to demonstrate to what extent various antivirus programs slow down the performance of common user tasks. The test included seven typical operations performed by users such as copying, archiving and decoding files, downloading applications from the Internet, and installing and launching programs. The popular WorldBench testing suite was also used.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 received a rating of Advanced+, having demonstrated minimal impact on computer performance. The Kaspersky Lab product scored higher in testing than the antivirus solutions from McAfee, Symantec, Microsoft, AVG, ESET, G DATA, Bitdefender and Avast.

Kaspersky Lab's range of personal products, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, are at the cutting-edge of information security. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 combines advanced application control technology that assigns a risk rating to previously unknown malware with the innovative Kaspersky Security Network distribution system and unique sandbox virtualization technology that provides a safe environment in which to run suspect applications.

The full version of the report entitled “Performance Test. Impact of Antivirus Software on System Performance” can be found on AV-Comparatives’ official website at http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/performance-tests.