Live testing of AV-Comparatives

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 has received top marks in the first public dynamic test conducted by the respected Austrian test lab AV-Comparatives.

The Whole Product Dynamic test held by AV-Comparatives in November 2009 evaluated 15 of the most popular solutions offering home users integrated protection against IT threats. The products were tested dynamically to assess how effectively they protect computers against malware in real time.

The products had to counteract real-world cyberthreats present in 100 test cases – websites that infect visitors’ computers. The experts at AV-Comparatives ensured that all the security solutions were exposed to the same set of malicious programmes. This was necessary because many of the sites use mutation techniques to generate new malicious programmes at every infection attempt in a bid to circumvent antivirus protection. The large number of cases used in the test increases its statistical relevance.

The test conditions reflected the real-world state of an average home computer as closely as possible. All products were tested with default settings and installed on identical machines with software that is popular among Internet users: Windows XP SP3, Internet Explorer 7, Acrobat Reader 8 etc.

The solutions were evaluated on criteria such as the level of protection against threats and the number of false positives generated by a collection of clean files. Moreover, only action taken independently by the security programmes was evaluated – protection technologies that required user decisions were not taken into account.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 came first in the test, demonstrating the highest level of malware detection (99%) with an insignificant number of false positives, and was awarded a rating of Advanced+.

“Dynamic tests come closest to simulating real-world conditions that the average user works in. Scoring so highly in this test is especially important as it demonstrates just how effective our technologies are when a protected computer comes into direct contact with real threats,” says Alexander Gostev, Director of Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis Team.

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Live testing of AV-Comparatives