AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Nov-Dec/2011

During November and December 2011 we continuously evaluated 23 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.

certified

Internet Security

Version2012
PlatformWindows 7 (SP1, 32 bit)
Report114803
DateNov-Dec/2011

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageNovember December
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 92 samples used 95%100%100%
Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-TEST reference set) 216,640 samples used 97%100%99.0%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware (according to AV-TEST data) 5,000 samples used 100%100%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Repair

Cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer

Industry averageIndustry averageNovember December
Detection of actively running widespread malware (including Rootkits and stealth malware) 38 samples used 97%100%
Removal of all active components of widespread malware (including Rootkits and stealth malware) 38 samples used 87%95.0%
Removal of further malicious components and remediation of critical system modifications 38 samples used 61%82.0%
Repair Score 5.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageNovember December
Average slow-down of the computer by the security software in daily use Number of test cases: 5 10%15s
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan (false positives) 481,785 samples used 15 2 2
False warnings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software 22 samples used 1 0
False blockings of certain actions during download, installation and use of legitimate software 22 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 4.5/6.0

All tested manufacturers

AhnLab
Avast
AVG
Avira
Baidu
Bitdefender
BullGuard
Check Point
Comodo
Cylance
Emsisoft
ESET
F-Secure
Fortinet
G Data
K7 Computing
Kaspersky
Lavasoft
Malwarebytes
McAfee
Microsoft
MicroWorld
Norton
Panda Security
PC Matic
PC Tools
Protected.net
Qihoo 360
Quick Heal
Sophos
Tencent (PC)
ThreatTrack
Total Defense
Trend Micro
VIPRE Security
Webroot