Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 Wins Top Marks for Treating Malware in AV-Test's Q4 2010 Report

16 Feb
Product News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading manufacturer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 has earned a top award in tests performed in the fourth quarter of 2010 by AV-Test.org, an authoritative German research center. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 was the only solution to earn top marks for successfully treating infected computers during the test.

Twenty-three popular antivirus solutions were tested in order to determine the level of protection they offer against malicious programs, their usability and their ability to restore infected machines to working condition. During protection testing, the programs' levels of static and dynamic detection was evaluated, i.e. the capability of each solution to detect threats with and without executing the suspect code. During restoration testing, the competing solutions were assessed for their ability to neutralize malicious programs introduced onto the test machines prior to each security product being launched. During usability testing, the security products were tested for their ability to operate without producing false positives or making a noticeable impact on the test computer's performance. All solutions used their default settings on computers running 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista SP2.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 achieved top scores in all of the tests and received a prestigious award certificate from AV-Test.org. The solution's security performance was the best of all the solutions tested, with an exemplary 5.5 points, and was the only solution to earn a straight 6 points out of 6 for restoring previously infected machines.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 far exceeded the average performance of the tested products in all aspects of malware treatment, including deleting active and inactive malware components, eliminating unwanted modifications to the system and detecting and deleting hidden rootkits and other dangerous programs.

"The malicious programs that penetrate a user's computer can change the system settings or make changes to various files," says Nikita Shvetsov, Director of Malware Research at Kaspersky Lab. "Aside from deleting the malicious programs it detects, a security solution must also repair modified files and disk system areas. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 perfectly handles these important tasks, as this test has clearly demonstrated." For details of the testing performed by AV-Test.org, please visit: http://www.av-test.org/certifications