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Download as PDF AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Q2/2010
Kaspersky Lab
Version 2010
Platform Windows 7 (RTM, 32 bit)
Report 102248
Date Q2/2010
Kaspersky Lab

Internet Security

During April, May and June 2010 we continuously evaluated 17 security products using their default settings. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)

April May June Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks from the internet, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
59 samples used
71% 89% 83% 75%
Blocking of malware on or post execution (Dynamic Detection Testing)
16 samples used
88% 63%
Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-TEST reference set)
1,359,862 samples used
99% 99% 97% 95%
Detection of widespread malware (according to the WildList)
26,964 samples used
100% 100% 100% 100%
Protection Score
5.0/6.0

Repair

Cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer

April May June Industry average
Removal of all active components of widespread malware (according to the WildList) from a computer
20 samples used
95% 90%
Removal of further malicious components and remediation of critical system modifications made by malware
20 samples used
70% 50%
Detection of deliberately hidden active malware (Rootkits and stealth malware)
7 samples used
100% 100%
Removal of deliberately hidden active malware (Rootkits and stealth malware)
7 samples used
100% 71%
Repair Score
5.5/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)

April May June Industry average
Average slow-down of the computer by the security software in daily use
13 samples used
134s 251s
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan (false positives)
611,548 samples used
0 0 3 4
False warnings of certain actions during the installation and use of legitimate software
20 samples used
1 2
False blockings of certain actions during the installation and use of legitimate software
20 samples used
0 1
Usability Score
5.5/6.0