Wednesday, January 26, 2011

F-Secure AV Receives Product of the Year Designation from AV-Comparatives

Testing organization gave F-Secure their product of the year award in a 20 product comparison. All test results are contained in the Anti-Virus Comparative Summary Report 2010. This report was revised in early January. The report looked at all the comparative tests that took place in 2010.

Summary of Awards

Below are the categories in which AV-Comparatives tested and gave awards. Only the gold recipient is listed. Silver and bronze recipients are also listed in the report. By virtue of the fact that testing took place throughout the year, a combination of 2010 and 2011 product versions received awards.

• On-Demand Malware Detection: G-Data
• Proactive On-Demand Malware Detection – G-Data
• Overall Performance (Low System Impact): K7
• On-Demand PUA Detection: Panda
• Low False Positive Rate: F-Secure
• On-Demand Scanning Speed: Avast, Avira
• Whole Product Dynamic Protection: F-Secure, Symantec

Who Received a Perfect Seven in AV-Comparatives Testing

Only Avira and F-Secure received the highest score, ADV+, in all seven tests. eScan scored a six. They didn’t participate in the Dynamic Protection Test.

AV-Comparatives provides detailed reviews on each product in the report. In addition to the above testing, they looked at: Test Results, Installation, Program Interface, Uninstall Options, Bonus Features, and Options.

Companies included in the 73-page report are Avast, AVG Technologies, Avira, BitDefender, eScan, Eset, F-Secure, G-Data, K7, Kaspersky, Kingsoft, McAfee, Microsoft, Norman, Panda, PC Tools, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, and TrustPort. To view the whole report, go to


AV-Comparatives produces about a dozen different types of comparatives/reviews over the course of the year. They also produce company specific reports. Go to for more details on these. is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, They provide independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.

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