Antivirus Product Self-Defense Test (January 2009)

    In January, portal (dedicated to anti-malware protection software) conducted a self-defense test of anti-virus products.
    The results are quite interesting. The new version of the Dr.Web company product - Dr.Web Security Space 5.0, passed all the tests and received a 100% result.

    Fig. Dynamics of changes in the level of self-defense of antivirus programs.

    Details on the link.

    Briefly about the testing methodology

    The test was conducted on a specially prepared test bench under the control of VMware GSX Server. For each antivirus product, a “clean” virtual machine with the Microsoft Windows XP SP3 operating system was cloned.

    The following anti-virus programs participated in the testing:

    1. Avast! 4 Professional Edition 4.8 (build 4.8.1229)
    2. Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 2.5.2900.20
    3. Avira Premium Security Suite
    4. BitDefender Internet Security 2009 (build 12.0.10)
    5. Dr.Web Security Space
    6. ESET Smart Security 3.0.672.0
    7. F-Secure Internet Security 2009 (9.00 build 148)
    8. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 (
    9. McAfee Internet Security 2009
    10. Norton Internet Security 2009 (
    11 Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 (6.5.2358.316.0607)
    12. Panda Internet Security 2009 (build 14.00.00)
    13. Sophos Anti-Virus 7.6.2
    14. Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 (17.0.1224)
    15. VBA32 Personal (
    16. ZoneAlarm Security Suite

    When installing antiviruses, the default settings recommended by the manufacturer were used and all actions recommended by the program were performed (rebooting the system, updating, etc.). All protection components are activated, if it was not provided after installation automatically.

    Detailed description of the testing methodology

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