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.

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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

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