AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Q3/2010

During July, August and September 2010 we continuously evaluated 16 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

Internet Security

Version9.0
PlatformWindows XP (SP3, 32 bit)
Report103546
DateQ3/2010

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJuly August September
Protection against 0-day malware attacks from the internet, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 66 samples used 77.0%100%100%82.0%
Blocking of malware on or post execution (Dynamic Detection Testing) 20 samples used 50.0%85.0%
Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-TEST reference set) 1,038,795 samples used 96.0%98.0%98.0%94.0%
Detection of widespread malware (according to the WildList) 28,838 samples used 100%100%100%100%
Protection Score 5.0/6.0

Repair

Cleaning and repair of a malware-infected computer

Industry averageIndustry averageJuly August September
Removal of all active components of widespread malware (according to the WildList) from a computer 20 samples used 80.0%75.0%
Removal of further malicious components and remediation of critical system modifications made by malware 20 samples used 50.0%20.0%
Detection of deliberately hidden active malware (Rootkits and stealth malware) 18 samples used 83.0%78.0%
Removal of deliberately hidden active malware (Rootkits and stealth malware) 18 samples used 56.0%44.0%
Repair Score 2.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJuly August September
Average slow-down of the computer by the security software in daily use Number of test cases: 13 236%205s
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan (false positives) 530,462 samples used 3 0 0 2
False warnings of certain actions during the installation and use of legitimate software 20 samples used 1 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

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