Thursday, May 24, 2007

Anti-malware Detection Test Results

Sunbelt Blog reported today that Andreas Marx of has published the results of his latest tests on AV engines.

29 anti-malware products were tested and they were only tested on their detection capabilities, not cleaning.

The best product detected 99.83%, whilst the worst product detected 62.12%, the average detection rate was 86.95%.

Only current malware was used in the tests which included;

  • 68,864 backdoors
  • 47,891 bots (zombies)
  • 407,487 Trojan Horses
  • 82,659 worms

View the results of these tests here