Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 demonstrates complete compatibility with Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and wins another VB100 award

23 Apr 2008
Comparative Tests

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 has received a VB100 award from respected British magazine Virus Bulletin. The product successfully passed the publication’s latest comparative tests, demonstrating full compatibility with the recently released Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

The specialists at Virus Bulletin tested 37 antivirus products on a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 operating system. As well as comparing how effectively the antivirus products detected malware, compatibility with the latest Microsoft update was also assessed.

Almost half of the products, including McAfee VirusScan, Trend Micro Internet Security and BitDefender, failed to shine during the test, missing several known malicious programs. A number of the products also displayed instabilities running on the updated Windows Vista platform.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 performed admirably throughout the testing process, demonstrating effective malware detection and superior stability on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 platform. The performance earned the product yet another VB100 award, one of the most prestigious in the antivirus industry. According to John Hawes, author of the review, “Kaspersky has a long and illustrious record, producing consistently excellent detection rates and unimpeachable standards of design and implementation.”

“The compatibility of our products with the latest Microsoft updates has always been a top priority for us,” comments Alexey Kalgin, deputy product director at Kaspersky Lab. “For a number of years now we have had Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status and we are constantly taking part in Microsoft ISV Early Access Programs, which allows us to test the compatibility of our products with new platforms and service packs at the beta stage. This means we can guarantee that our users will have no problems when an updated version of Windows is officially released. The latest versions of our products are fully compatible with all versions of Windows Vista SP1, including the 64-bit version.”

Additional information about Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 can be found on the official Kaspersky Lab site at www.kaspersky.com/kaspersky_anti-virus.

The full version of the comparative review of antivirus products running on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 can be found on the Virus Bulletin website (paid subscription required).

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