Saturday, January 14, 2012

AV-Comparatives Summary Report 2011 - Product of the Year: Kaspersky

AV-Comparatives has released summary report 2011 and Product of the Year award went to Kaspersky. The award is based on the findings of nine different comparative tests of consumer anti-virus solutions conducted over the year, which in Kaspersky Lab’s case means two products – Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security. Significantly, Kaspersky Lab was the only participant to have been awarded the highest grade – Advanced+ – in all nine tests.

Test Results:

The full results are available for download in the December Summary Report PDF on the testing laboratory’s website but a summary of the most well known antivirus products follows:

Kaspersky Antivirus – 9 ADV+ (The overall winner and Product Of The Year for 2011 – the only product to achieve ADV+ every time it was tested)

Avira AntiVir Personal – 6 ADV+, 3 ADV

Norton Antivirus – 4 ADV+ and 3 ADV out of 7 tests

Avast Free – 4 ADV+, 2 ADV and 2 STD out of 8 tests

AVG Free – 2 ADV+, 2 ADV and 3 STD out of 7 tests

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) – 1 ADV+ and 5 ADV out of 6 tests

McAfee Antivirus Plus – 2 ADV+, 3 ADV, 1 STD and 1 No Rating out of 7 tests

The report also gave recognition to individual companies for - on demand protection, proactive on demand detection, false positives, on demand scanning speed, and overall performance (low system impact). There are ~4 page sections dedicated to each product in the AV Comparatives Summary Report 2011, as well.

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which is providing independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public. It is one of the major independent testing organizations in the industry and conducts regular tests of the world’s leading antivirus software.

Source: The full AV-Comparatives 2011 summary report can be found on the testing laboratory’s website.

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