It is common for today’s malicious software to deliberately target
antivirus protection by switching it off or neutralizing it in order to
gain full control over a system. In these circumstances antivirus
products must have a reliable self-protection system.
The independent research project Anti-Malware Test Lab carried out
tests on the self-protection systems of the most popular antivirus
products. The Kaspersky Lab product, which repelled all attempts to
interrupt its functionality, was declared the best.