| ||AV-ComparativesПн., 16 апр. |
Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software
| |1. Malware Protection TestПн., 16 апр.[−]
The Malware Protection Test is an enhancement of the File Detection Test which we performed years ago. It assesses a security program’s ability to protect a system against infection by malicious files; what is unique about this test is that in addition to checking detection in scans, it additionally assesses each program’s last line of defence. Any samples that have not been detected e.g. on-access are executed on the test system, with Internet/cloud access available, to allow features such as behavioural protection to come into play.
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|↑|3. False Alarm TestsПн., 16 апр.[−]
With AV testing it is important to measure not only detection capabilities but also reliability – one of reliability aspects is certainly product’s tendency to flag clean files as infected. No product is immune from false positives (FP’s) but there are differences among them and the goal is to measure them. Nobody has all legitimate files that exist and so no “ultimate” test of FP’s can be done.What can be done and is reasonable, is to create and use a set of clean files which is independent. If on such set one product has e.g. 50 FP’s and another only 10, it is likely that the first product is more prone to FP’s than the other. It doesn’t mean the product with 10 FP’s doesn’t have more than 10 FP’s globally, but important is the relative number.In order to better evaluate the quality of the detection capabilities of anti-virus products, we provide also a false alarm test. False alarms can sometimes cause as much troubles as a real infection. Please consider the false alarm rate when looking at the detection rates, as a product which is prone to cause false alarms achieves higher scores easier.
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|↑|5. Real-World Protection TestsПн., 16 апр.[−]
This section contains full product long-term dynamic test reports. These tests evaluate the suites “real-world” protection capabilities with default settings (incl. on-execution protection features). It is our aim to do these tests rigorously. Due to that, these tests are time and resource expensive, so only products chosen for the yearly main test-series are included. Results are released monthly, together with two overview reports (July and December).
Our award-winning Real-World Protection Test framework has been recognized by the “Standortagentur Tirol” with the 2012 “Cluster Award for innovation in computer science” and by the “Austrian Government” with the 2013 “Constantinus Award”.
Beside the animated charts we have very extensive reports. Please have a look at them.
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|↑|7. Mobile Security ReviewsПт., 30 марта[−]
Smartphones are enjoying ever-increasing popularity today. The integration of new technologies, previously only found on personal computers, has led to Smartphones becoming real powerhouses.
This process has also brought some risks with it. Smartphones are being used more and more frequently to surf the Internet, transfer data, and serve as company data stores. This increases the risk, not only of malware infecting the phone, but also phishing and concentrated attacks on data. In the era of Beetaggs, QR and Datamatrix, phishing attacks are easy to start.
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|↑|10. Single Product Reviews / TestsСр., 14 марта[−]
Often, anti-virus vendors rely on AV-Comparatives to give them an unbiased and competent feedback regarding their new product features or feature updates.
These tests and reviews of products are often done on behalf of magazines or vendors, to show how the software works and provide valuable data regarding the product’s overall performance, or to help the vendors to improve their software by pointing out weaknesses.
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