In 2013 the independent antivirus testing agency MRG-Effitas is continuing their Flash test series. It is now known as MRG Effitas Real Time Protection Testing Project and the main difference is the greatly increased number of malware samples and higher testing frequency. 50 unique and dangerous malware samples are used every week.
A total of 17 well known security applications were tested on Windows 7 32bit in the first quarter of 2013. All test samples represent current zero day threats. The largest malware categories included in the test were trojans and financial malware, followed by ransomware, PUA (Potentially Unwanted Applications) and rootkits.
As one of only three programs to finish the test with a clean sheet, Emsisoft Anti-Malware was able to protect against every one of the 585 samples used.
If you are looking for the best possible real time protection, take a look at the test winner and download the free trial version.
Source: Complete test report (PDF)
Virus Bulletin has recently published the results of their April 2013 test. Windows XP was selected as the test platform, as according to Virus Bulletin a lot of people still use this operating system. A total of 45 security programs had to prove their protection ability against approximately 20,000 malware samples (per week).
The test results for Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0 were once again outstanding: 100% detection of all standard and extended WildList samples and no false positives at all. Therefore Emsisoft Anti-Malware was awarded with the VB100 award for April 2013. Together with achieving 100% detection in the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test, this is the second major victory for Emsisoft within a few weeks.
Almost 10 years after their founding, Emsisoft has reached an important milestone. The renowned Austrian antivirus testing organization AV-Comparatives published the first real-world protection test in its 2013 test series.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware celebrated its test debut with a perfect score – 100% infections prevented!
The test included 422 live samples obtained by accessing websites that point to malware or use exploits to infect, as well as malicious email attachments. This provides a good overview of the typical everyday risks that users may face.
Download the full report (PDF).
For its outstanding scanner performance in the File Detection Test Emsisoft Anti-Malware attained “ADVANCED” level certification:
The software faced a number of low prevalence false positives, which is expected for an initial test and should change in upcoming tests.
Try the masterpiece now and experience the benefits yourself: Download Emsisoft Anti-Malware
A few days ago, the famous Russian web portal COMSS published their January 2013 antivirus test results. With a total of 46 participants this is one of the most comprehensive reviews we have seen in a while. Microsoft’s Windows 8 32-bit was used as the testing platform and the programs had to prove their efficiency in the following categories: overall detection, simulation tests, protection at start, anti-phishing and performance.
Amongst this tough field of competitors, Emsisoft Internet Security Pack was able to demonstrate why it offers the best possible protection and why no computer should be without it. With a final score of 8.8 and an incredible detection rate, the security solution took first place ahead of Avira Internet Security 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. Try the anti-virus test winner now and experience its first-class technology and easy-to-use GUI.
The following products took the first 10 places:
- 1) Emsisoft Internet Security Pack 7.0 – 99,7% detection, score 8.8
- 2) Avira Internet Security 2013 – 99,7% detection, score 8.2
- 3) Avira Free Antivirus 2013 – 99,6% detection, score 8
- 4) Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 – 99,5% detection, score 7.9
- 5) Avast! Antivirus Free 7.0 – 98.8% detection, score 7.8
- 6) G Data InternetSecurity 2013 – 99,9% detection, score 7.7
- 7) TrustPort Internet Security 2013 – detection 99,6%, score 7.7
- 8) Bitdefender Windows 8 Security – detection 99,0%, score 7.5
- 9) Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 – detection 99,0%, score 7.5
- 10) McAfee Internet Security 2013 – detection 98,7%, score 7.4
The complete test can be found here: Global COMSS.TV antivirus test: January 2013
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Major download platform download.com aka CNET has awarded the Emsisoft Emergency Kit with their highest rating “Spectacular”. The kit is a collection of tools for malware detection and removal. A great benefit: It does not require installation and can be started directly from a USB stick or other removable media. Both the download and usage of the program are completely free for private users.
Conclusion of the reviewer: “In the right hands, Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit can bring powerful tools to bear on a wide range of PC troubles.”
The complete article can be found here: CNET Editors’ review.
The independent IT security research organisation MRG-Effitas completed their Flash Test Series by the end of 2012. A total of 350 samples no older than 1 hour were used, with the test subjects having to prove whether they were capable of blocking brand new so-called zero-day-threats. In a second phase, the time in the wild was extended to 6 hours to see how the vendors reacted over a longer time frame. 18 different security applications participated in this test series.
Only 3 out of the 18 programs were able to block 100% of all samples being used. Amongst them: Emsisoft Anti-Malware, keeping a clean sheet and proving its effectiveness against any kind of malicious software.
The American Cyber Defense Magazine recently placed Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0 under scrutiny in their test lab. In particular, their review highlights the excellent detection rates against new and unknown threats and the strong scanner performance. The core technology is described as innovative and next generation. The high level of personal support and malware removal assistance in 10 different languages receives praise as another stand out point. The following is a short excerpt from CDM’s review:
We think Emsisoft has a cutting-edge anti-malware solution. By living up to their promise of blocking all malware, both known and unknown, combining two best-of-breed multiple anti-malware scanner engines with the constantly updated Online Armor firewall, with a complex graphical user interface (GUI), exposing lots of features and functions, they receive our Editor’s Choice Anti-virus Solution Award for 2013.
Whole report: Cyber Defense Test Labs Review
A detailed study conducted by the data security company Imperva has now shown that the vast majority of Anti-Virus solutions fail to detect new malware. The initial detection rate of a newly created virus is less than 5% with only Avast and Emsisoft providing reliable protection out of 40 vendors.
Even more alarming, is the fact that more than 75% of all security programs took up to a month or longer to add these threats to their signature lists. This means that users of the most common and well known Anti-Virus suites are left completely unprotected, with their computers providing an easy target for hackers.
Imperva used 82 different samples for this study, collected by honeypots, Google search and hacker forums. Vendor detection was verified by an upload to VirusTotal, so all scan engines were up-to-date and able to check the file simultaneously. Conclusion: Reliable real-time protection is more important than ever. Over recent years, Emsisoft has proven an excellent detection rate of both known and unknown malware.
Imperva Monthly Trend Report #14 (PDF)
For the final time in 2012 Virus Bulletin has published the results of their eminently respectable test series. The review is based on Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 8 Pro using 700,000 files belonging to normal programs and about 20,000 malicious samples no older than three weeks. 33 different security programs had to prove their detection rates without causing false positives.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 7.0 detected 100% of all samples in the standard and the extended wildlist with both the on-demand and on-access scan! This is a perfect result, especially given the fact that not a single false positive occurred.
Therefore the Austrian-based program achieved the VB100 award, one of the most important honors in the world of security software.
The overall result for 2012 is very good for Emsisoft too, as you can see in the RAP chart below. The y-axis represents reactive detection, meaning new samples no older than 3 weeks. This is an indicator of how quickly a vendor creates new signatures. Proactive detection on the x-axis represents the amount of malware that is detected after 1 week without signature updates.
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More information about the test procedure: Virus Bulletin website
MRG Effitas has recently continued their test series using single zero day / early life malware samples. This ongoing series helps to assess how security solutions react to new and unknown threats. The longer the test period, the more meaningful the result – so every update is quite interesting. A total of 20 security programs has been tested so far.
The latest tests were based on a fully updated Windows 7 32 bit Ultimate virtual machine, with each candidate of course being tested on a separate VM. Samples came directly from MRG honeypots and were then uploaded to a certain URL so that they could be downloaded to the VM by using Internet Explorer.
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Once again Emsisoft Anti-Malware was able to prove its great detection rate against brand new malware. It is also very interesting that well established programs like AVG Antivirus or Avira Antivir Premium show strong weaknesses in detecting current threats. You can find the full test results here.