Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 comes top once again in Matousec.com testing

13 Dec 2012
Comparative Tests, Product news

In order to find out which antivirus products provide reliable protection for financial transactions on the Internet, the experts at the independent Czech-based Matousec.com tested several popular security solutions for home users. Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 produced an excellent performance during testing and claimed a well-deserved first place, successfully preventing all attempts at data theft.

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Quick Facts

  • Matousec.com’s independent experts tested 10 security solutions for home users
  • 15 different scenarios emulated the behavior of the most widespread malware designed to steal financial data
  • The participating products were expected to repel sophisticated malware attacks and prevent data theft
  • The new Safe Money technology integrated in Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 successfully negotiated all 15 tests and came out on top in the overall rating

How the tests were performed

Ten popular security solutions for home users released in 2012 were put through their paces by Matousec.com. The lab’s experts prepared 15 tests that emulated the behavior of existing malicious programs including Zeus, Sinowal, SpyEye, Carberp, Yaludle, etc.

During testing the experts imitated the use of code capable of transmitting PayPal or eBay passwords to third parties in the browser, as well as other methods of accessing this information. The experts then tried to use that information to access accounts on the sites in question. The security solution installed on each computer was responsible for preventing any theft.

Each of the 15 tests provided assessments on two scales. The “soft” scale only assessed whether the anti-malware product was able to prevent the theft. The “hard” scale also looked at how the products affected the rest of the computer’s work. For example, if the system crashed while combating the malware, the product was regarded as a failure.

Test results

The test results showed that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was the only solution which prevented every attempt to steal financial data. The product successfully passed all 15 tests prepared by the experts and did not cause a single system failure. That gave it first place overall in the testing. This outstanding result was made possible by the new Safe Money technology developed by Kaspersky Lab’s experts to protect users when working with electronic payment systems, online stores and online banking services.


Nikita Shvetsov, Vice-President Threat Research Unit
Kaspersky Lab

"Online shopping and online banking are becoming more and more popular. At the same time users are becoming more concerned about the safety of their financial information. The latest Matousec.com tests demonstrate that Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, with its new integrated Safe Money technology, reliably protects users from the most advanced current threats."

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