Comparative Tests : On-demand Scanning

Twice a year the renowned Austrian research laboratory AV-Comparatives analyzes the level of detection of on-demand scanning of anti-virus products. Based on the results, products are given one of the following classifications: Advanced +, Advanced, and Standard. Since the very first time this test was conducted (in February 2004) Kaspersky Lab products have held the status of "Advanced +", an extraordinary result compared to the performances of other tested products.

Looking at the graph, it might seem that there is little difference between the level of protection offered by Kaspersky Lab solutions and the level of detection offered by other solutions. However, the antivirus solutions were tested using a collection that consisted of hundreds of thousands of malicious programs, which means that even a small difference in the outcome equals thousands of malicious programs that were missed by other antivirus products.