Thursday, July 26, 2012

AV-Comparatives Retrospective Proactive Test – July 2012

AV-Comparatives ( has released their  Retrospective Proactive test, July 2012.  This is their test for the heuristic detection and behavioral protection against new/unknown malicious software.  Twenty vendor antivirus (internet security) products were tested.  Eleven products received the top rating of Advanced+, or three stars.Congrats to the top eleven!

The top four products were from
  • Kaspersky
  • BitDefender
  • F-Secure
  • G Data
 Double congrats and bravilna to the top four!  Kaspersky and BitDefender had the highest “Heuristic +Behavioral Protection Rate”, at 97%.  Ahnlab received the lowest designation, “tested” and Qihoo had over 100 false alarms. GFI and Fortinet weren't far behind.   At the other extreme, Microsoft and Eset had the fewest false alarms, at less than three.

It’s worthwhile to go to the web site, download and read the whole report to gain insights on the AV-comparatives test methodology for this report.  The web site has been redesigned. Check it out.

About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.  Go to the AV-comparatives website for complete details about the organization, the many tests they perform, and to download copies of test reports.

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