Windows XP Professional - April 2011

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The following are the results of the April 2011 comparative anti-virus test. The full report can be read in the April 2011 edition of Virus Bulletin. Register for full access.

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Name
Result
 
Agnitum (Outpost)  +
Agnitum Outpost
[pass]

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AhnLab  +
Ahnlab V3 Internet Security
[pass]
Antiy Ghostbusters  +
Antiy Ghostbusters
[fail]
3170 WildList Misses, 4 False Positives
ArcaBit  +
Arcabit ArcaVir
[fail]
7 False Positives
AvailaSoft  +
Availasoft AS Anti-Virus
[fail]
51 WildList Misses
avast!  +
Avast Software avast! Free
[pass]
Avertive  +
Avertive VirusTect
[pass]
AVG  +
AVG Internet Security
[pass]
Avira  +
Avira AntiVir Professional
[pass]
Avira Personal  +
Avira AntiVir Personal
[pass]
Name
Result
 
BeyondTrust  +
eEye Blink
[pass]
Bitdefender  +
BitDefender Antivirus Pro
[pass]

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Bkis BKAV pro  +
Bkis BKAV Professional
[fail]
3 False Positives
BullGuard  +
BullGuard Antivirus
[pass]
Central Command (Vexira)  +
Central Command Vexira
[pass]
Check Point (ZoneAlarm)  +
Check Point Zone Alarm
[pass]
Clearsight  +
Clearsight Antivirus
[pass]
Commtouch (formerly Authentium)  +
Commtouch Command
[pass]
Comodo Internet Security  +
Comodo I.S. Premium
[pass]
Coranti  +
Coranti 2010
[pass]
Defenx  +
Defenx Security Suite
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Digital Defender  +
Digital Defender
[pass]
Emsisoft  +
EmsiSoft Anti-Malware
[fail]
4 WildList Misses, 2 False Positives

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eScan  +
eScan Internet Security
[pass]
ESET  +
ESET NOD32
[pass]
F-Secure  +
F-Secure Client Security
[pass]
F-Secure Internet Security  +
F-Secure Internet Security
[pass]
Filseclab (Twister)  +
Filseclab Twister
[fail]
373 WildList Misses, 19 False Positives
Fortinet  +
Fortinet FortiClient
[fail]
1 False Positive
FRISK (F-Prot)  +
Frisk F-PROT
[pass]
G Data  +
G Data AntiVirus 2011
[pass]
Hauri (ViRobot)  +
Hauri ViRobot Desktop
[fail]
4 WildList Misses
Name
Result
 
Ikarus  +
Ikarus T3 virus.utilities
[fail]
1 WildList Miss, 3 False Positives
iolo  +
Iolo System Shield
[fail]
1 WildList Miss

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K7 Computing  +
K7 Total Security
[pass]
Kaspersky  +
Kaspersky Anti-virus 6
[pass]
Kaspersky IS  +
Kaspersky Internet Security
[pass]
Kaspersky PURE  +
Kaspersky PURE
[pass]
Keniu  +
Keniu Antivirus
[fail]
1 WildList Miss
Keyguard  +
Keyguard Antivirus
[pass]
Kingsoft  +
Kingsoft I.S. 2011 Advanced
[pass]
Kingsoft Standard  +
Kingsoft I.S. 2011 Standard-A
[pass]
Kingsoft Swinstar  +
Kingsoft I.S. 2011 Standard-B
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Lavasoft Total Security  +
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Total Security Pro
[pass]
Logic Ocean Gprotect  +
Logic Ocean Gprotect
[pass]

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McAfee  +
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
[pass]
Microsoft Forefront  +
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection
[pass]
Nifty  +
Nifty Corp. Security 24
[pass]
Norman  +
Norman Security Suite
[pass]
Optenet  +
Optenet Security Suite
[pass]
PC Booster  +
PC Booster AV Booster
[pass]
PC Tools Internet Security  +
PC Tools I.S. 2011
[pass]
PC Tools Spyware Doctor  +
PC Tools Spyware Doctor
[pass]
PCRenew  +
PC Renew I.S 2011
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Preventon  +
Preventon Antivirus
[pass]
Qihoo  +
Qihoo 360 Antivirus
[pass]

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Quick Heal  +
Quick Heal Total Security 2011
[pass]
Returnil  +
Returnil System Safe 2011
[pass]
Sofscan  +
Sofscan Professional
[pass]
Sophos  +
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
[pass]
Symantec  +
Symantec Endpoint Protection
[pass]
ThreatTrack (GFI, Sunbelt)  +
GFI/Sunbelt Vipre
[pass]
Total Defense Business  +
CA Total Defense r12
[pass]
Total Defense Consumer  +
CA Internet Security Suite Plus
[pass]
TrustPort  +
TrustPort Antivirus 2011
[pass]
Name
Result
 
UnThreat  +
UnThreat Antivirus Professional
[pass]
VirusBuster  +
VirusBuster Professional
[pass]

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VIRUSfighter Pro  +
SPAMfighter VIRUSfighter
[pass]
Webroot  +
Webroot Internet Security Complete
[pass]
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