Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Virus Bulletin August VB100 Awards

Virus Bulletin has released their latest VB100 awards results. Thirty-eight antivirus internet security solutions received a VB100 award. Eleven antivirus internet security solutions failed to make the grade. The tests were done on Windows Vista SP2 x64 Business Ed. Of the eight 3 star performers in av.comparatives.org “Whole Product ‘Real World’ Dynamic Test” March through June, five of them, F-Secure, BitDefender, G Data, Eset, and Avast, received VB100 Awards.

Not in the Virus Bulletin August VB100 test were some major vendors - Symantec, and Trend Micro, as well as Panda. Trend Micro and Panda received 3 stars from av.comparatives.org in the above test. McAfee participated this time but not in the June test. To see the complete August VB100 test results - http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/test?order=result&id=165&tab=onDemand

G Data did not receive an award in the Virus Bulletin June VB100 Awards. The largest paid vendor that failed to receive a VB100 award in August was Kaspersky. One company had a streak of 20 consecutive VB100 awards that they had entered for, ended. Comodo, who had won a survey on CNET's download sight earlier this year, failed to receive a VB100. For the June results http://kensek.blogspot.com/2011/06/virus-bulletin-june-vb100-awards.html

To view av.comparatives.org “Whole Product ‘Real World’ Dynamic Test” March through June 2011, go to http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/dyn/wpdt2011_1_en.pdf

VB100 Test Methodology

The purpose of the VB100 comparative is to provide insight into the relative performance of the solutions taking part in the tests, covering as wide a range of areas as possible within the limitations of time and available resources. More details are available at http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/about/methodology.xml

UK based Virus Bulletin www.virusbtn.com started in 1989. The organization provides PC users with a regular source of intelligence about computer viruses, their prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack. VB’s website is at www.virusbtn.com.

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