Wednesday, November 14, 2012

October 2012 AV-Comparatives Dynamic Real World Protection Test

AV-Comparatives has released their report for their Dynamic Real World Protection Test, illustrating results alphabetically by vendor.  This report is for October.  Looking at results in order of performance is much more interesting!  

The top three vendors scored 100% and the next two 99.6%.  Quite nice!

  1. BitDefender 
  2. Trend Micro 
  3. F-Secure 
  4. G Data 
  5. Kaspersky

The Dynamic Real World Protection Test (alphabetical results) is available on the AV-Comparatives web site.   The nice thing about the Whole Product Dynamic Real World Protection Test done by is that you can select the timeframe.  A four-month report will be available in December.

The freemium vendors – Avast (eighth), Avira (ninth), and AVG  Technologies (seventeenth).  PC Tools (twentieth, 89.9%) and Webroot (twenty- first, 91.0%) brought up the rear. 

To read Webroot’s blog on AV-Comparatives’ Real World Test (they are not fond of it), go to

As always, it's best to be informed about results. There is some truth to about the wisdom of crowds. With respect to  capture rates and Facebook fans? Not so much.  
About AV-comparatives

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

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