Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 receives top award from AV-Comparatives

26 mar
Press Releases

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 has received a top award from the independent test lab AV-Comparatives.

In February 2009, AV-Comparatives, the respected Austrian antivirus test lab, performed yet another series of tests on 17 popular antivirus products that demonstrated sufficiently high results during preliminary testing.

The antivirus products were evaluated on criteria such as detection level and number of false positives. Over 1.3 million malicious programs including Trojans, worms, viruses and malicious scripts collected from a variety of sources over the preceding nine months were used during testing to evaluate detection level. Testing for false positives was conducted using a collection of ‘clean’ files.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 was awarded AV-Comparatives’ highest rating of Advanced+, achieving a malware detection level of over 97% and generating a negligible number of false positives. Furthermore, the Kaspersky Lab product demonstrated high scanning speeds, even with heuristic detection set to high.

Apart from Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009, only three other solutions were awarded the Advanced+ award.

Further information about the new generation of Kaspersky Lab personal products can be found on the Kaspersky Lab site at www.kaspersky.com/homeuser. In addition, free trial versions of Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 are available at www.kaspersky.com/trials.