Top award for Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 in the MRG Effitas Real-World Protection Test

11 Jun 2013
Comparative Tests, Press Releases

Kaspersky Lab’s product had a 100% success rate in blocking a wide range of malicious apps prepared for the test

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for home users has been granted the highest 5-star award in MRG Effitas’ Real World Protection Test for Q1 2013. The solution detected and blocked 100% of all threats it faced in the test.

During testing, the experts assessed the ability of rival antivirus solutions to detect and block dangerous malware. The MRG Effitas experts deliberately selected samples of malware which an ordinary user may face while working online.

The experts from this respected research company chose malware samples with the most dangerous payloads. So the test samples included various types of backdoors (programs that can remotely control the user’s computer), financial malware (software designed to steal financial information), ransomware, malicious programs with integrated rootkit functionality and other dangerous types of malware. The testing was conducted on computers running Windows 7 SP 1 32 bit. These PCs were also set up with a suite of popular applications which have vulnerabilities regularly exploited by hackers.

Kaspersky Lab’s product competed alongside 16 other popular security solutions. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 blocked every one of the 585 threats prepared for the testing, earning MRG Effitas’ highest award - 5 stars. Only two other solutions in the trial could match Kaspersky Lab’s result.

“To receive the highest MRG Effitas award is a worthy achievement, but more than that these test results are a kind of marker which indicates a high-quality security solution. Any protection product must be able to safeguard the user from the real and dangerous threats such as backdoors, financial malware, ransomware, rootkits, etc. A product which cannot do this can hardly be called a security solution,” said Oleg Ishanov, Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit, Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 continues to collect awards in several independent Real World Protection tests. In May and April, the product demonstrated impressive effectiveness in similar tests conducted by the independent AV-Comparatives laboratory. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 has also been highly acclaimed by other well-known testing laboratories such as AV-Test.org, Matousec.com and others.

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