Wednesday, August 22, 2012

AV-Comparatives Testing – 2012 Mash-up

The table below combines results from four different tests from AV-Comparatives.  Through the wonders of Excel, I was able to calculate a simple average and sort the results, first by result, and by alphabetical order.  There was quite a range in the results.  Great consistency among the top finishers, though.  Test results used in  the table were from:
  • Whole Product Dynamics Real World Protection Test, March through June 2012
  • Antivirus Comparative -   On Demand Detection of Malicious Software, March 2012
  • Antivirus Comparative - Retrospective/Proactive Test, July 2012
  • Antiphishing Test, July 2012
Congrats to the top finishers!  Kaspersky finished no lower than third in any of the tests, BitDefender seventh, and F-Secure, fifth.  I’m intentionally not showing a table of the raw data.  Blogs about each test are available, and the complete tests are on the AV-comparatives ( ) web site. 

AV-Comparatives named Kaspersky Product of the Year for 2011.  Other top rated products, in alphabetical order,  were from Avira, BitDefender, Eset, and F-Secure.  Based on testing to date, there may be some changes at the end of the year.

Vendor  in the table   (listed   for Google purposes) are: F-Secure, G Data, BullGuard, Avira, Panda, Avast, ESET,  QiHoo, Sophos, eScan, PC Tools, McAfee, AVG Technologies, Microsoft, Tencent, GFI, Trend Micro, Fortinet, Webroot, and AhnLab.

About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent antivirus 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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