Monday, July 16, 2012

Whole Product Dynamic Real World Protection Test – June 2012 has released their latest Whole Product Dynamic Real World Protection Test – June 2012.  An informative document that will be updated multiple times (monthly, in fact!) over the course of the year.  What’s even more interesting than the results alphabetically by vendor is going online and sorting by performance.  Isn’t that what it’s all about?  The numbers below are "percent captured".

June Real World Protection Results from

Eset had a June swoon dropped out of the top five to thirteen while Avira jumped in to the illustrious group and was thus the top finisher among the freemium vendors.  Bravilna to Kaspersky and the others.  Yes, there was a major tie in May.

99.7 - Kaspersky
99.7 - Quihoo
99.6 - BitDefender
99.6 - G Data
99.1 - Avira

Ahnlab and Webroot were in  the  twenty-first and twentieth    positions, respectively, with 92.9 and 93.6.    Not enviable for these two vendors.  They brought up the rear in May, as well.

May Real World Protection Results
99.1 - BitDefender
99.1 - ESET
99.1 - F-Secure
99.1 - G Data
99.1 – Kaspersky
99.1 - Qihoo

As always, this is just one test.  Individuals or companies evaluating the ability of products to detect and capture malware should visit ,  and   to view the results of other tests.  The nice thing about these organizations is that they tend to use relatively large samples in testing, which improves the legitimacy of the results.  There is more to product quality than a number of "likes" on a Facebook fan page.

About AV-comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which is providing independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.  Go to their website to view all the great comparative reports and surveys they publish.

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