Wednesday, December 05, 2012
AV-Comparatives Releases November Malware Removal Test
Test group AV-Comparatives has released their latest Malware Removal Test. As the organization themselves, wrote, “This test focuses only on the malware removal/clean capabilities…it has nothing to do with detection rates or protection capabilities”. What this means to the lay person, in colloquial terms, “Don’t buy an anti-malware product on the basis of this test.” There is something to be said for products that clean remnants up on the system, however. It’s a relatively brief report and only thirteen products were tested.
Only three products received three stars. In order within that group were products from BitDefender, Kaspersky, and Panda. Congratulations to the companies!
Two companies had products receiving one star, AVG Technologies, and Avast. No bragging rights in the Czech Republic for either of them.
BitDefender and Kaspersky were both in the top five in the AV-Comparatives File Detection Test of Malicious Software – September 2012, Real World Protection Test. http://kensek.blogspot.com/2012/10/av-comparatives-file-detection-test-of.html
Kaspersky and BitDefender both received three stars in AV-comparative’s File Detection Test of Malicious Software. This was last revised in October. This is a different test from the Malware Removal Test.
To download and read the complete Malware Removal Test report, go to the AV-comparatives web site. It's the end of the year. It's chilly outside. Now is the time to pull down these reports, start up a fire in the fireplace and read these. Win bar bets as to who had the best results.
About AV-comparatives www.av-comparatives.org
AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization. They provide 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.