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 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
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
Virus Bulletin runs some of the most respected tests in the Anti-Virus world as a neutral authority. One of those is a monthly test of programs that protect from malware which has been run on Windows 2008 Server
R2 SP1 for June 2012. The security tools in the test have to detect unexceptional all samples of a wild list and may not give a single false alert while scanning a huge amount of normal files. Therefore the VB100 Award is a decoration that is very hard to obtain and so only a few first-class security tools receive it.
We are proud to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware has once again achieved the VB100 award in June 2012. Here are some excerpts of the result:
- The current version measured 128MB, and installed with just a couple of clicks; the interface [...] is reasonably easy to navigate, providing a decent basic level of controls.
- Speeds were very quick on demand, with generally very light overheadson access…
- Detection rates were as excellent as we have come to expect from this product [...] with very impressive RAP and Response scores.