Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 – most inconspicuous antivirus for Windows Vista

Kaspersky lab reported in the latest press release about their achievements:

28 Mar 2007 – Virus Bulletin, an authoritative international publication on computer virology, has published a comparative review of Windows Vista-compatible antivirus solutions for home users.

Among the solutions tested was Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 with a beta version of Maintenance Pack 2 installed. The maintenance pack ensures the product is fully compatible with Windows Vista.

Apart from malicious program detection rates, Virus Bulletin examined the effect of antivirus products on overall system performance. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 demonstrated top results based on a number of parameters, including the smallest on-access slowdown for executable and system files, archives, media files and documents when the product is configured with default settings.

When scanning archives on access with default product settings the slowdown was just 0.656 of a second. With the same settings, the slowdown was 16.39 seconds for executable and system files and 5.234 seconds for media files and documents. This result is significantly better than the results shown by other leading antiviruses in the test.

Low on-access slowdown is very important in terms of product usability. Rapid access increases user efficiency, with minimal delays for file scanning; such delays can be very noticeable when using low-quality antivirus products.

According to Virus Bulletin, compared to on-demand scanning, “on-access scanning speed is widely felt to be a more significant factor from the user’s point of view; while on-demand scans can be run at off-peak times, on-access slowdown affects users at all times.”

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 received its latest VB100% award for combining highly effective protection from cyberthreats with very high performance.

For more information about testing conducted by Virus Bulletin please visit the magazine’s website at www.virusbtn.com.

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