The anti-virus related website Antivirus-Programme.info has now had a closer look at Emsisoft Anti-Malware after testing programs like Kaspersky or F-Secure. Basis is a point system with a maximum of 50 points for “security”, 30 points for “performance” and 20 points for “usability”. So in total the best overall result would be 100 points.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5.0 achieved 98/100 points and therefore a ”very good“. Only for performance and usablity there was a single point discount. For this reason the Austrian tool received the best outcome at all on this website.
Conclusion of the autor: ”From our point of view the best anti-virus scanner on the market. Whoever wants to be totally safe gets the best detection rates with Emsisoft Anti-Malware. The basic functions are easy to use by laymen and for experts there are a lot of advanced options. We give an unlimited purchase recommendation.”
You can find the complete test here (German).
The Malware Research Group has been hard-working again and published a new test recently. This time the topic was PUA – potentially unwanted applications. Common security programs had to detect them in one of these four situations:
1) When the installer is downloaded via Internet Explorer
2) During an on demand scan of the installer
3) When the PUA is installed by executing the installer
4) On execution of the PUA itself
Four different unwanted applications were used: Adware Bot, Anti Spyware , Registry Clear, Error Smart.
Out of 18 standalone Anti-Malware applications only six detected all of these four. And the winners are:
Eset Nod32 Antivirus
PC Tools Spyware Doctor
The complete article can be found here.
For the first time we found an Estonian security software test, done by the website Ekaitse.ee. 15 different programs were reviewed with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit running in a virtual machine and Windows Defender and UAC both turned off. All 15 anti Malware tools had to show their capabilities five days long with 20 samples each day, making a total of 100 threats.
The result differs a bit from most of the tests we have seen:
1st place: Comodo Internet Security 5.0
2nd place: G-DATA AntiVirus 2011
3rd place: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5.0
4th place: BitDefender AntiVirus 2011
5th place: F-Secure AntiVirus 2011
6th place: Vipre AntiVirus 4.0
7th place: Kaspersky AntiVirus 2011
8th place: ESET NOD32 AntiVirus 4.2
9th place: Avira AntiVir Personal 10
10th place: Panda AntiVirus 2011
11th place: Microsoft Security Essentials 2 beta
12th place: AVG AntiVirus 9.0 Free
13th place: Avast! Free 5.0
14th place: Norton AntiVirus 2011
15th place: Rising AntiVirus 2010 Free
Read the complete article here (PDF).