February 22, 2019 | Commissioned tests
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FireEye Detection Test

In January 2019, AV-TEST performed a review of a FireEye Command Line scanner for Windows to determine the static detection capabilities of Windows PE malware. A further requirement was to check whether the scanner provides malware detection without too many false positives.

A test commissioned by FireEye

and performed by AV-TEST GmbH


In order to conduct the test, several thousand malicious files from January 01st to January 17th had been selected from AV-TEST and third-party sources. Only those files that have been reported as being “prevalent malware” by at least two independent parties were used in the test set.

In total 15407 malware files, including 1907 potentially unwanted applications, were used for the malware detection test.

For false positive test set consisted of two different sets. The first set contained 397608 files from Windows and Office installations. The second set contains 408158 files from popular programs from major download sites.

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