Kaspersky Lab Scores Higher Than 99% in AV-Comparatives Detection Test
announces that its flagship consumer product, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012,
posted the highest score in two years of independent detection testing. The
99.3% detection rate in AV-Comparatives March 2012 tests helped the product to receive
an “Advanced+” rating from the independent laboratory.
testing evaluates how effectively the regular scanning process detects
malicious files stored on the hard drive. Although this method does not
actually reflect real-life PC usage, it demonstrates how efficiently security
software deals with a large number of malicious files. In this particular test,
a collection of slightly less than 300,000 samples was used. The number of
false positive detections when scanning a large database of legitimate
applications was also taken into account.
solution was up against 20 products from other security vendors. Cloud-based
security systems were enabled wherever they were available. In the final
analysis, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 delivered a detection rate of 99.3%,
ahead of all rivals and significantly higher than its 98.3% score from a
similar AV-Comparatives test in August 2011. The industry average result in
this test was 73%.
The products were also
tested against a large database of clean files. In this test Kaspersky Anti-Virus recorded just nine false positive detections, noticeably better than
the figures for even the closest competitors. In addition, all nine false
positives were rated “low prevalence” by AV-Comparatives – in reality only a
few hundred users actually use this software.
Oleg Ishanov, Director
of Anti-Malware Research, Kaspersky Lab, commented: “Although we regard on-demand
detection tests as somewhat outdated, compared to more lifelike Real-World
evaluations, they allow us to assess basic reactive protection technologies. In
the most recent evaluation by AV-Comparatives our product showed both the best result
and an on-going improvement. This means that in a real-life scenario, when
static detection is supplemented with a wide range of other technologies like
System Watcher, Firewall or URL filtering, our users enjoy maximum protection
against all types of threats.”