November 4, 2009 - WOBURN, MASS - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet security solutions, today announced that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 has been awarded the Advanced+ rating from AV-Comparatives, one of the world's most respected independent anti-malware test organizations. The Advanced+ certification is the most prestigious accolade issued by AV-Comparatives, which compared 16 leading anti-malware products in its most recent round of malware removal testing.
During rigorous lab tests, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 detected and removed all malware programs from infected computers, which included samples of the NetSky, RJump, Rustock and ZBot viruses, malware which is notoriously widespread and difficult to remove.
Kaspersky Lab's portfolio of consumer products includes Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010. Both products feature Kaspersky Lab's award-winning anti-virus engine to provided essential protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, and more. Kaspersky Lab's products also feature proactive heuristic technology that evaluates previously unknown malware, as well as tools to help users manage and patch the applications they use every day. Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 includes additional security technology that is unique to Kaspersky Lab, including the Safe Run virtualization platform for potentially dangerous applications, and parental controls to ensure safe Web surfing for all members of the family.
"This is important validation for Kaspersky Lab's core malware removal capabilities, which requires increasing technical sophistication to match the coordinated efforts of modern cybercriminals," said Peter Beardmore, senior product marketing manager, Kaspersky Lab Americas. "Malware writers are making their creations more difficult to detect and remove, and Kaspersky Lab's consumer products give the average user straightforward protection from these complicated threats."
To view the more information about AV-Comparatives' October 2009 Malware Removal Test, please visit http://www.av-comparatives.org/. To learn more about Kaspersky Lab's consumer products, visit http://www.kaspersky.com/.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet Security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth defense at work, at home and on the road for home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises, protecting more than 250 million systems around the globe. Kaspersky technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of approximately 100 of the industry's leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit http://www.kaspersky.com/. For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit http://www.viruslist.com/. For the most up-to-date world security news, visit http://www.threatpost.com/.