AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Q2/2010

During April, May and June 2010 we continuously evaluated 17 security products using their default settings. 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

Smart Security

Version4.2
PlatformWindows 7 (RTM, 32 bit)
Report102214
DateQ2/2010

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageApril May June
Protection against 0-day malware attacks from the internet, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 59 samples used 75%94.0%68.0%74.0%
Blocking of malware on or post execution (Dynamic Detection Testing) 16 samples used 63%38.0%
Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-TEST reference set) 1,359,862 samples used 95%98.0%97.0%95.0%
Detection of widespread malware (according to the WildList) 26,964 samples used 100%100%100%99.0%
Protection Score 3.5/6.0

Repair

Cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer

Industry averageIndustry averageApril May June
Removal of all active components of widespread malware (according to the WildList) from a computer 20 samples used 90%95.0%
Removal of further malicious components and remediation of critical system modifications made by malware 20 samples used 50%60.0%
Detection of deliberately hidden active malware (Rootkits and stealth malware) 7 samples used 100%100%
Removal of deliberately hidden active malware (Rootkits and stealth malware) 7 samples used 71%100%
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 averageApril May June
Average slow-down of the computer by the security software in daily use Number of test cases: 13 251%215s
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan (false positives) 611,548 samples used 4 3 4 0
False warnings of certain actions during the installation and use of legitimate software 20 samples used 2 0
False blockings of certain actions during the installation and use of legitimate software 20 samples used 1 0
Usability Score 5.0/6.0