VB100 Awards for Kaspersky Products

Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations and Kaspersky PURE have been awarded the prestigious VB100 accolade from the authoritative British magazine Virus Bulletin.

In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin's April issue, all three solutions achieved excellent results for malware detection.  Over a five-week period, 69 of the most popular antivirus products were put through their paces on machines running Windows XP, Service Pack 3.

Notably, this was the first independent test in which Kaspersky PURE was able to demonstrate that it has what it takes to provide world-class protection. Running in 'on-demand scanning’ and 'real-time protection’ modes, Kaspersky PURE neutralized 100% of the viruses from the WildList collection as well as all polymorphic viruses.

Kaspersky PURE also proved its mettle in Reactive and Proactive (RAP) detection tests, scoring 94.5%.  The Kaspersky Lab solution performed significantly better than rival products from Symantec, McAfee and ESET, which were less than impressive in many other criteria also.

Under the toughest of test conditions, Kaspersky PURE did not produce a single false positive and performed excellently against archived malware of all types. The researchers also highlighted the scanning speed – the iSwift technology implemented in Kaspersky Lab’s solution allowed it to achieve top results in repeated file scanning – leaving its competitors far behind.