Massive test of current antivirus applications


muckshifter

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AV-Test.org has carried out a a massive test of current antivirus applications. The test pitted 29 products against 606,901 different kinds of malware – a pretty big test I’m sure you’ll agree.

The malware breakdown (which included malware up to the 18th May) was as follows:

  • 68,864 backdoors
  • 407,487 Trojan Horses
  • 47,891 bots (zombies)
  • 82,659 worms
Here are some of the most interesting results (note that the scanning for each of the products was set to the most aggressive setting available):

  • Best desktop product – WebWasher (which has a detection rate of 99.83%)
  • Worst product – Computer Associates eTrust-VET (62.12% detection rate)
  • Average detection rate was 86.95%
Here are the top 10 products:

  1. WebWasher
  2. AVK 2007
  3. AntiVir
  4. F-Secure
  5. Symantec
  6. Kaspersky
  7. Fortinet
  8. Avast!
  9. AVG
  10. Rising
More Here

Looks, at first glance, very surprising & enlightening. :)

However, I can't find a breakdown of what found what, not to mention, no actual Virus was used in the testing. ;)

Here is another AV test result ...

1 : G DATA AntiVirusKit (AVK) 17.0
2 : TrustPort Antivirus Workstation 2.5
3 : AVIRA AntiVir Personal Edition Premium 7.03
4 : F-Secure Anti-Virus 7.
5 : Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.2
5 : eScan Anti-Virus 8.0
7 : Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 14.0
8 : ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus 2.70.23
9 : AVG Anti-Malware 7.5
10: BitDefender Professional Plus 10
11: Fortinet FortiClient 3.0
12: Avast! Professional Edition 4.7
13: Norman Virus Control 5.82
14: F-Prot for Windows 6.0.5.1
15: McAfee VirusScan 11.1
16: Dr.Web for Windows 95-XP 4.33.2
17: Microsoft OneCare 1.5

:D

Oh, and before you go spouting off, no 'freebie' versions were used in testing from either company. :p

Comments and discusions most welcome ...


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MS One Care still bottom? :lol:

AntiVir look like a good choice, I wonder if the free version is as good?
 
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muckshifter

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Ian Cunningham said:
MS One Care still bottom?
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AntiVir look like a good choice, I wonder if the free version is as good?
Nope! ;)

There has to be a reason/incentive/trade-off to use the Free over Paid For ... http://www.free-av.com No hiding the facts there

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