testing procedure allowed security solutions to use any techniques to prevent
malware from infecting the test computer– from blocking malicious links clicked
by the user to detecting and removing malware already present on the device.
However, security solutions had to operate with minimal input from PC users.
This is because users are not always sure what to do with suspicious programs
detected by security solutions.
tested a total of 22 security solutions from different vendors. Each product was
subjected to 1,821 test cases. Kaspersky Internet Security successfully blocked
1,820 threats, and prevented the system from being infected in all cases, only
prompting the user to make a decision in one instance. Over the four-month
analysis, the Kaspersky Lab solution demonstrated 99.9 percent effectiveness –
the best result among all products tested.
Several hundred legitimate sites and apps were also
used during testing to check whether the products generated false positives. If
the security solutions blocked one of these sites or files from opening, they
received a penalty. Kaspersky Internet Security was one of just five products
that did not generate a single false positive.
was carried out on a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
with all the updates that were available as of August 2013. The latest versions
of popular applications such as Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple
QuickTime, Mozilla Firefox, and Oracle Java were also installed on the test
test was conducted by AV-Comparatives in conjunction with specialists from the
University of Innsbruck. More information about the Whole Product Dynamic
“Real-World” Protection Test is available on the test lab’s site.
Oleg Ishanov, Director Anti-Malware Research
“For ordinary users it’s not that important at exactly which stage a security
solution manages to block malware – the main thing is that it prevents their
computers from being infected. Because the testing by AV-Comparatives assesses
a product’s combined capabilities, the results present home users with a much
more practical evaluation than other tests that only assess individual security
About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint
protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors
of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year
history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides
effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers.
Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom,
currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe,
providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating
Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published
in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011
Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors
according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.
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