CHIP Worldwide Singles Out Kaspersky® Anti-Virus!

31 Jul 2003
Comparative Tests

Kaspersky Anti-Virus victorious in tests conducted by the international computer magazine, CHIP Kaspersky Lab solutions have for a long time attracted the attention high profile publications the world over by consistently occupying the top spot in surveys and comparison tests. Once again Kaspersky Lab was victorious, this time in tests conducted by CHIP, an authoritative computer magazine published in the Ukraine (, Singapore ( and Turkey ( The magazine's technical staff in the Ukraine, Singapore and Turkey conducted tests independently in order that the results could later be compared according to defined criteria such as the level of virus detection, functionality, interface, installation, system resource requirements, and the availability and quality of product support. The tests compared the most well-known and widely used anti-virus products intended for home users for each regional market. The results of the tests conducted by CHIP's Ukrainian technical experts appear in the May 2003 edition. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Pro 4.0 received the highest rating of "Editor's Choice" when compared with McAfee VirusScan 7.0, RAV Antivirus desktop 8, Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0, PC Cillin 2003, Norton AntiVirus 2003, DrWeb for Windows 4.29b, Ukrainian National Antivirus and AVG 6.0 Antivirus System. "Kaspersky Anti-Virus turned in very impressive results for virus detection and also offers many additionally modules that further increase its effectiveness", commented CHIP's Ukrainian editors. CHIP magazine's Turkish edition for June 2003 covered the computer virus problem by testing the most popular and anti-virus programs found on the Turkish market: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Person 4.0, Panda Antivirus Platinum 7.0, McAfee VirusScan Home Edition 7.0, PC Cillin 2003 v9.02, Norton AntiVirus 2003, and Antivir Personal Edition. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal received the highest score and was acknowledged the clear winner. In naming the program the best anti-virus product on the Turkish market the magazines technical staff noted, "Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal is unsurpassed in detecting malicious programs. It has all the components required by contemporary anti-virus solutions: the ability to automatically set task operations, quarantining of infected objects, email filtration, and a script-virus interceptor". Lastly, CHIP magazine's Singapore edition for June 2003 also published the results of its own comparison survey of anti-virus solution tools. Test results show Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal scoring the maximum rating for each test and was thereby accordingly awarded, "CHIP - Best Performance". The independent test victories in the three different regional editions of CHIP magazine proves the high effectiveness and consumer satisfaction the world over of Kaspersky Lab products.