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A recent antivirus testing session conducted by AV-Test.org, a German testing group, revealed that the best security solution in the entire world is neither ? as we would have expected ? Kaspersky nor NOD32, but WebWasher. The study was meant to test the anti-malware functions of 29 security products and require them to scan 606.901 infected files. As PC Magazine mentioned, the main goal was to analyze only the detection functions, not the cleaning ones, because most of the products were configured for the highest level of security. According to the same source,

the test included 68.864 backdoors, 407.487 Trojan files, 47.891 bots and 82.659 worms. The results were quite amazing because WebWasher was the best product with no more than 99.83 percent for the detected viruses while the weakest one was Computer Associates's eTrust-VET with 62.12 percent.

 

"AV-Test.org, an independent testing group at the Otto-von-Guericke-University (Magdeburg, Germany), tested 29 anti-malware products with a very large set of files (606,901 to be specific). All products were last updated on Friday, May 18th, prior to the test. Only current malware was used, meaning all samples were seen in the last 12 months. Only Win32 malware, not 16-bit Windows or DOS, was used, and all malware had to be functional, as opposed to corrupted or benign samples," PC Magazine said.

 

As you can see WebWasher managed to earn the first position in the test, while more famous products were relegated to lower places. For example, the famous NOD32 was placed on the 16th position with a 88.32 detection rate, while Sophos recorded only 81.75 percent. F-Secure received the 4th position with 97.93 percent, being followed by Symantec ? 97.77 percent and Kaspersky with 97.64 percent. The software giant Microsoft was placed among the weakest applications with a shocking result: 80.56 percent.

 

Here for chart.., (work is blocking my upload)

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Now that's an awful lot of malware that has been created in a 12 month period. :blink:

Only current malware was used, meaning all samples were seen in the last 12 months.

 

According to the same source, the test included 68.864 backdoors, 407.487 Trojan files, 47.891 bots and 82.659 worms.

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The most surprising part is that vendors like NOD32 and F-prot are doing relatively poorly. Also, Symantec appears to be back on

track as one of the best, even better than Kaspersky. Keep in mind that the test bed is new, and that I am still waiting for the new

AV-comparatives report.

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