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COMPARATIVE TESTS ON THE MOST COMMON ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

AntiMalware Research Center

After monitoring virus/malware really circulating it was considered appropriate to proceed with a comparison of the most common AntiVirus and AntiSpyware software solutions available nowadays on the market.

Since the extremely high numbers of virus and malware it was considered reasonable to evaluate only the ones more highly infective. This choice aims to get a comprehensive overview about the power detection of different AntiVirus present on the market, all the considered software were put in the same condition:

  • Each AntiVirus has signatures released one month after the malware appeared on the scene;
  • The considered malware during the tests are the ones with higher rate of infections, put in descending ordere;
  • The sample used for the test are real virus/malware, not a simulated or fake infection created ad hoc.

The reference product is Vir.IT eXplorer and AntiSpyware solutions, that obviously must detect all the infective sample used during the test.


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Tests regarding the period from 01/01/2015 to 30/04/2015

Samples made by the first most popular 1000 malware based on the 16172 infections reported in the period between 01/01/2015 and 30/04/2015. These virus/malware are responsible of more than 78% of the reported infections.

The 1000 malware has generated 30180 distinct files, on which the detection test was made.

AntiVirus and/or AntiSpyware Version Last updated Numbers of total detected files/total files % Approximate
Vir.IT eXplorer 7.9.26 26/05/2015 30180/30180 100%
Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.2.2218 28/05/2015 27327/30180 91%
AVG Internet Security 2015.0.5961 29/05/2015 25811/30180 86%
Kaspersky Internet Security 15.0.2.361 28/05/2015 25346/30180 84%
Bit-Defender 7.60775 27/05/2015 23521/30180 78%
Dr.Web Security Space 10.0.5.03260 01/06/2015 23020/30180 76%
NOD 32 8.0.312.3 27/05/2015 22545/30180 75%
Norton Security 22.2.0.31 28/05/2015 7557/30180 25%
TREND Micro Internet Security 27/05/2015 3056/30180 10%
Windows Defender 26/05/2015 1772/30180 6%


The test must not be considered exhaustive, it wants to show only which security solutions are more efficient fighting virus/malware reported from the user to be the most widespread.

In some cases the advertisments or the lack of information can bring the user to have a distorted view of the real power of the product. The obtained result wants to inform, in a manner as possible impartial, the end user about the real efficiency of the tested AntiVirus. Our aim is not, of course, discredit or penalize any of the tested AntiVirus. Our goal is to create in the end user the awareness that even using at the same time on a computer all the AntiVirus and AntiMalware products available on the market the computer can't be considered immune to infections.


After all that has been said, we suggest to cross check the computer with more than one products, for this reason we strongly suggest to try the Vir.IT eXplorer Lite (downloadable without charges from the following page Download). Vir.IT eXplorer Lite was especially developed to run across other security solutions at the same time, all this without creating conflict between the already installed AntiVirus.

In this way, it is possible to appreciate the efficiency of Vir.IT eXplorer Lite, providing a higher level of security to the end user.





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