Antivirus Protection & Internet Security Software
13 Dec 2012Comparative Tests, Product news
In order to find out which antivirus products provide reliable protection for financial transactions on the Internet, the experts at the independent Czech-based Matousec.com tested several popular security solutions for home users. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 produced an excellent performance during testing and claimed a well-deserved first place, successfully preventing all attempts at data theft.
Ten popular security solutions for home users released in 2012 were put through their paces by Matousec.com. The lab’s experts prepared 15 tests that emulated the behavior of existing malicious programs including Zeus, Sinowal, SpyEye, Carberp, Yaludle, etc.
During testing the experts imitated the use of code capable of transmitting PayPal or eBay passwords to third parties in the browser, as well as other methods of accessing this information. The experts then tried to use that information to access accounts on the sites in question. The security solution installed on each computer was responsible for preventing any theft.
Each of the 15 tests provided assessments on two scales. The “soft” scale only assessed whether the anti-malware product was able to prevent the theft. The “hard” scale also looked at how the products affected the rest of the computer’s work. For example, if the system crashed while combating the malware, the product was regarded as a failure.
The test results showed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was the only solution which prevented every attempt to steal financial data. The product successfully passed all 15 tests prepared by the experts and did not cause a single system failure. That gave it first place overall in the testing. This outstanding result was made possible by the new Safe Money technology developed by Kaspersky Lab’s experts to protect users when working with electronic payment systems, online stores and online banking services.
Nikita Shvetsov, Vice-President Threat Research Unit
"Online shopping and online banking are becoming more and more popular. At the same time users are becoming more concerned about the safety of their financial information. The latest Matousec.com tests demonstrate that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, with its new integrated Safe Money technology, reliably protects users from the most advanced current threats."
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