Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 receives top award from AV Comparatives

25 Mar 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 analysis by the highly respected Austrian test lab.

In February 2010, AV-Comparatives undertook comparative testing designed to evaluate the quality of on-demand malware detection of twenty of the most popular antivirus solutions. Each product’s signature database was updated on 10 February, 2010, while the malware samples used during testing were collected before that date and included 1.2 million of the most widespread malicious programs. Although the heuristic detection levels of all the products tested were set to their maximum, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 demonstrated only a minimal amount of false positives.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 received a rating of Advanced +, having demonstrated a high detection level and a negligible amount of false positives. Kaspersky Lab’s product also detected practically every macro virus and worm.

Gaining Advanced + certification confirms that the solution is capable of providing the highest levels of protection against widespread malware, which is due in part to the efficiency of the solution's heuristic analyzer.

The full version of the on-demand detection test can be found on AV-Comparatives’ official website at www.av-comparatives.org.