Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 wins VB100 award following testing on Windows Vista x64 Business Edition
23 Jan 2009
Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 has received a prestigious VB100 award from the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin.
In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin's December issue, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 demonstrated one of the best results for malware detection and received yet another VB100 award. The tests were conducted on 22 popular antivirus products that run on Windows Vista x64 Business Edition.
While running in “on-demand scanning” and “real-time protection” modes, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 neutralized 100% of the viruses from an in-the-wild collection, in addition to worms and Trojans used for testing purposes. Furthermore, Kaspersky Lab’s product successfully dealt with the overwhelming majority of polymorphic viruses (98.24%). During the test, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 did not produce a single false positive.
“We were impressed by the wide range of protection layers offered by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 as well as the pleasant and informative interface with its range of data displays including rolling graphs of monitored files and blocked attacks,” the article reads. “With the full range of VB100 requirements met without difficulty, Kaspersky makes the grade and wins the award,” Virus Bulletin concluded.
The new version 2009 Kaspersky Lab personal products, which were released in mid-2008, are based on a completely new antivirus engine, offering significantly improved scanning speed. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 were designed to meet the requirements of Windows Vista, ensuring their total compatibility with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Vista operating system.