Kaspersky wins the antiviral Olympics

The Olympics are over, but there’s one more top performer to consider for a gold medal: Kaspersky Lab, whose antivirus and computer security products performed more successfully than any other competitor in independent testing during 2013. In 79 independent tests and reviews, Kaspersky Lab finished with the highest rating 41 times, and top-three ratings 61 times. The 77-percent Top 3 rating rate was higher than any other competitor, and so too were the 41 first-place ratings.

These top-three finishes, aptly named Top 3 ratings in the antivirus community, were awarded from such respected independent testers as AV-Comparatives, Dennis Technology Labs and MRG Effitas, and from industry-leading trade publications including CHIP Online, PC World and PC Magazine. The tests covered a wide range of antivirus detection, prevention and removal capabilities of computers and mobile devices and simulated real-life threats and user scenarios.

The AV-Comparatives On-Demand Detection Test, for instance, measured products’ abilities to detect the latest threats, as well as the incidents of false positives – the times that a security product thinks it has found a threat but has instead blocked a harmless program. AV-Test’s Bi-Monthly Certification Consumer and Business test measured the protection, performance and usability of the antivirus suites – an antivirus suite that protects a system but utilizes so much of a system’s resources that it slows performance isn’t worth much to a user. The Online Banking/Browser Security Report from MRG Effitas assessed the efficiency of various products’ abilities to protect against real-world financial malware used to steal user data.

These tests covered various Kaspersky Lab products, and the company has several offerings for users to choose from to secure their systems and their data. Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 offers complete protection against the latest security threats on the Internet, securing your personal and financial data for all online activities. Kaspersky Internet Security – Multi Device provides sweeping protection for PCs, Macs and Android devices under one license. And Kaspersky PURE 3.0 offers all the protections of Internet Security, while providing additional services like a password manager and online data backup.