Sunday, July 22, 2012

Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards – June 2012

Virus Bulletin has released their latest VB100 awards results for June.  Just under forty participants were tested.   The test was done on Windows Server 2008.  The previous test was done on Windows XP.   

There were only a handful   of companies whose tested product failed to receive a VB100 award, AVG Technologies, Bkis, Commtouch, and TrustPort.  

A summary of the results is  at the link below.  You can   buy the full test results or subscribe to Virus Bulletin for the full results, as well. 

Results from this should be looked at in conjunction with tests from other test groups such as  and .  Also,   it’s not how the company has performed on the VB100 test over years.  It’s only the last couple of years that are relevant.

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

UK based Virus Bulletin   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.  The Virus Bulletin website is at


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