MRG Test: System Rescued by a-squared Anti-Malware
The independent testing organization Malware Research Group spent much efforts in creating a close to real world needs test environment.
The MRG testers have installed and tested 25 different security solutions to see if they can prevent virus infections. From pure antivirus over firewalls with antivirus features to full internet security suites. To make the test as representative as possible, they have executed 60 different nasties. All samples of malware used in this test came from infected machines, samples were collected in August 2009.
The test results:
Only less than 50% of the tested security products were able to protect the test system.
a-squared Anti-Malware has detected all malware samples!
On request, MRG told us that a-squared Anti-Malware was the only product which was able to detect all samples purely based on signature detection. The behavior blocker part was not even needed to prevent the infections.
The tables shows: Program tested, Amount of samples blocked, Amount of Samples missed, Passed or Failed the test.