eScan Awarded for On-demand detection of potentially unwanted applications

eScan, a leading Information Security solution that provides
proactive protection against viruses, spam, trojan, and many other
information security threats, has again received the prestigious Three
Star Award – Advanced+ from AV Comparatives for Proactive/Retrospective
as well as On-demand detection of potentially unwanted applications
which include Adware, Spyware and Rogue Software. eScan Internet
Security Suite was also awarded VB100 certification from UK based Virus
Bulletin.

AV-Comparatives provide a three-level ranking system of Standard,
Advanced and Advanced+ award to Antivirus software based on their
scoring in the tests. To receive an "Advanced+" rating, a product must
be rated with not only an excellent proactive detection rate, but also
a low false positive rate. The retrospective test is performed using
passive scanning and demonstrates the ability of the products under
test to detect new malware proactively, without being executed. The PUA
(Potentially unwanted Applications) tests included only program
executable files and covers mainly Adware, Spyware and Rouge Software.
The products were tested with the highest settings.

While in order to receive VB100% certification, an anti-virus product must have demonstrated in the tests that:

· It detects all In the Wild viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning.

· It generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.

eScan Internet Security Suite demonstrated a high detection rate
with strong scores across all sets and no issues in Wild List or clean
sets.

Speaking on this, Mr. Govind Rammurthy, Managing Director and CEO of
eScan said, “eScan continues to be one of the top vendors tested by
AV-Comparatives that has consistently received the highest ranking
(Advanced+) in proactive detection tests. As its impressive testing
record indicates, eScan has always understood the importance of strong
heuristics in fighting malware. ” He further added, “eScan was among
the top scorers with a good detection rate in the removal of adware,
spyware and rouge software.”

John Hawes, editor, Technical Consultant & Test Team Director,
commented in the test bulletin, “eScan detection rates continue to
impress with strong scores across all sets, and with no issues in the
Wild List or clean sets and another VB100% award is well deserved by
eScan.”

eScan version 10, which was launched earlier this year, has won
several awards, international and domestic and has received acclaim
from various prestigious testing bodies of the IT security industry
such as VB100%, AV Comparatives, PCSL and many more.

Since its launch eScan 10 has been proven to be a technologically
advanced solution providing a simplified GUI, which makes it easy to
operate for a novice user too. For more tech savvy users, eScan 10
offers multi-level protection with advanced configuration controls
providing enterprise-grade configurability to those who want it. eScan
10 also features real time network activity monitor making use of a TCP
viewer utility, solidly implemented high quality main anti-malware and
anti-hacking components and many additional tools.

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