Kaspersky Lab's antivirus solutions win prestigious VB100 award in testing on Windows 7 platform

17 Dec
Product News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations Release 2 have received the prestigious VB100 award following testing conducted on a Windows 7 platform.

A total of 43 antivirus products, including solutions from the leading vendors, participated in comparative testing conducted by the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin. Testing took place in November 2009 and was conducted on a platform running Windows 7. In order to successfully pass the test the solutions had to detect 100% of the malicious programs from a WildList collection as well as a collection of worms/bots and polymorphic viruses. The solutions also had to avoid generating any false positives when scanning a collection of clean files. The collections included the latest types of IT threats such as several variants of the widespread Kido (Conficker) worm, programs designed to steal passwords for online games as well as programs distributed via social networking sites. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations Release 2 both passed the tests with flying colors and were awarded the VB100 logo.

The Kaspersky Lab solutions also demonstrated high performance levels when detecting Trojan programs in on-demand scanning mode and reactive and proactive protection modes, although the results from these categories did not count towards the VB100 award.

"Kaspersky's latest consumer offering is as glossy and shiny a beast as ever" was Virus Bulletin's verdict on Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010. According to the magazine's experts, installation and getting the hang of the new-look interface does not take long and the user is offered a wide choice of options for fine-tuning settings. In addition, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations Release 2 integrates a "wealth of configuration options" and provides a user experience that is "extremely smooth and trouble free".

Kaspersky Lab solutions are regular participants in the VB tests, demonstrating excellent results. In 2009, the company's products received awards in all six comparative tests conducted on various platforms.

The full report is available in the December 2009 edition of Virus Bulletin or at http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100.