Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 wins top awards from PC Pro

20 Jul 2007
Comparative Tests

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 has won two top awards – “Labs Winner” and “A List” from PC Pro, one of the oldest and most influential British IT magazines, with a six-star rating against all three criteria: performance; ease of use; and value for money.

PC Pro tested the effectiveness of 13 leading antivirus products available in the UK market. The experts also analyzed how easy the product is to use, and whether it represents value for money. It should be noted that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 was represented by a beta version, while all the other products tested were final versions.

According to the authors of the review, Kaspersky Anti-Virus demonstrated unrivaled effectiveness of antivirus protection: it “managed to find and remove an incredible 98% of the malware.” “While many packages check for new virus signatures on a daily basis, Kaspersky runs to an hourly schedule, improving your PC’s chances of being immunized before an infection reaches it,” states the article.

The review also notes that the software is efficient, being one of the lowest users of total system RAM of all the products tested: “It’s refreshing to find an antivirus package that’s so respectful of resources… the impact upon system resources is negligible.”

It cites the product’s breadth of features as a major benefit of the software: “No other package combines such a range of useful functions.” Importantly, even an inexperienced user will be able to control all these features. “With peerless detection capabilities, this well-conceived package is a joy to use,” say the reviewers.

The review closes by saying: “In short, Kaspersky towers over the competition… for £2 a month, you won’t find a more deserving winner.”

For more information on the testing conducted by PC Pro experts, please visit the magazine’s official website at www.pcpro.co.uk.

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