Kaspersky Lab’s Internet Security 2013 has come out on top in tests carried out by the independent Czech-based Matousec.com. The tests, which aimed to find out which antivirus products provide reliable protection for financial transactions on the Internet, saw Kaspersky Lab claim a well-deserved first place after producing an excellent performance, successfully preventing all attempts at data theft.
Out of the ten popular security solutions analysed, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 was the only solution that prevented every attempt to steal financial data. The product successfully passed all 15 tests prepared by the experts and did not cause a single system failure, putting the product in first place overall in the testing. This outstanding result was made possible by the new Safe Money technology developed by Kaspersky Lab’s experts to protect users when working with electronic payment systems, online stores and online banking services.
How the tests were performed
Ten popular security solutions for home users released in 2012 were put through their paces by Matousec.com. The lab’s experts prepared 15 tests that emulated the behaviour of existing malicious programs including Zeus, Sinowal, SpyEye, Carberp and Yaludle.
During testing the experts imitated the use of code capable of transmitting PayPal or eBay passwords to third parties in the browser, as well as other methods of accessing this information. The experts then tried to use that information to access accounts on the sites in question. The security solution installed on each computer was responsible for preventing any theft.
Each of the 15 tests provided assessments on two scales. The ‘soft’ scale only assessed whether the anti-malware product was able to prevent the theft. The ‘hard’ scale also looked at how the products affected the rest of the computer’s work. For example, if the system crashed while combating the malware, the product was regarded as a failure.