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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Nov-Dec/2012

BullGuard: Internet Security

Version Tested
13.0
Website Platform
Windows 7 (SP1, 64 bit)

During November and December 2012 we continuously evaluated 25 home user security products using their default settings. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

Protection
Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
Nov Dec
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
Industry average: 92
Samples used: 100
in %
100
96
Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-TEST reference set)
Industry average: 97
Samples used: 215,999
in %
99
99
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware (according to AV-TEST data)
Industry average: 100
Samples used: 5,000
in %
100
100
Protection Score: 5.5/6.0
Repair
Cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer
Nov Dec
Detection of actively running widespread malware (including Rootkits and stealth malware)
Industry average: 95
Samples used: 43
in %
98
Removal of all active components of widespread malware (including Rootkits and stealth malware)
Industry average: 91
Samples used: 43
in %
93
Removal of further malicious components and remediation of critical system modifications
Industry average: 60
Samples used: 43
in %
72
Repair Score: 4.0/6.0
Usability
Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
Nov Dec
Average slow-down of the computer by the security software in daily use
Industry average: 10
Number of test cases: 5
in s
8
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan (false positives)
Industry average: 6
Samples used: 707,678
in #
3
3
False warnings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software
Industry average: 0
Samples used: 25
in #
0
False blockings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software
Industry average: 0
Samples used: 25
in #
0
Usability Score: 5.0/6.0
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