Windows 7 Professional - December 2011

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The following are the results of the December 2011 comparative anti-virus test. The full report can be read in the December 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
[fail]
1 False Positive
Auslogics Antivirus  +
Auslogics AntiVirus
[pass]
avast!  +
Avast Free AntiVirus
[fail]
WildList Misses
AVG  +
AVG Internet Security
[pass]
Avira  +
Avira AntiVir Pro
[pass]
Avira Personal  +
Avira AntiVir Free
[pass]
BeyondTrust  +
eEye Blink Professional
[pass]
Bitdefender  +
BitDefender Antivirus Plus
[pass]
BullGuard  +
Bullguard AntiVirus 10
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Central Command (Vexira)  +
Central Command Vexira
[fail]
1 False Positive
Clearsight  +
Clearsight AntiVirus
[pass]

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Commtouch (formerly Authentium)  +
Commtouch Command
[fail]
3 False Positives
Comodo AntiVirus  +
Comodo AntiVirus
[fail]
1 False Positive
Comodo Internet Security  +
Comodo Internet Security
[fail]
1 False Positive
Coranti  +
Coranti 2012
[pass]
Coranti Cora  +
Coranti Cora Antivirus
[pass]
Defenx  +
Defenx Security Suite 2012
[pass]
Digital Defender  +
Digital Defender
[pass]
Emsisoft  +
Emsisoft Anti-Malware
[fail]
WildList Misses
eScan  +
eScan Internet Security
[pass]
Name
Result
 
ESET  +
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
[pass]
ESTsoft ALYac  +
ESTSoft ALYac
[pass]

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F-Secure  +
F-Secure Client Security
[pass]
Filseclab (Twister)  +
Filseclab Twister
[fail]
33 False Positives
Fortinet  +
Fortinet FortiClient
[pass]
FRISK (F-Prot)  +
Frisk F-PROT
[pass]
G Data  +
GData AntiVirus 2012
[pass]
Ikarus  +
Ikarus virus.utilities
[fail]
WildList Misses
iolo  +
Iolo System Shield
[fail]
WildList Misses
K7 Computing  +
K7 Total Security
[pass]
Kaspersky  +
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Kaspersky IS  +
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
[pass]
Lavasoft Total Security  +
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Total Security
[pass]

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McAfee  +
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
[pass]
Microsoft Security Essentials  +
Microsoft Security Essentials
[pass]
Nifty  +
Nifty Security24
[pass]
Norman  +
Norman Security Suite
[pass]
PC Tools Internet Security  +
PC Tools Internet Security
[pass]
PC Tools Spyware Doctor  +
PC Tools Spyware Doctor
[pass]
Preventon  +
Preventon Antivirus
[pass]
Qihoo  +
Qihoo 360 SD
[fail]
WildList Misses
Quick Heal  +
Quick Heal Total Security 2012
[fail]
4 False Positives
Name
Result
 
Returnil  +
Returnil System Safe 2011
[pass]
Sophos  +
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
[fail]
1 False Positive

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Symantec Norton  +
Symantec Norton Internet Security
[fail]
WildList Misses
ThreatTrack (GFI, Sunbelt)  +
GFI VIPRE Antivirus
[fail]
1 False Positive
Total Defense Business  +
Total Defense Inc Total Defense r12
[fail]
WildList Misses
Total Defense Consumer  +
Total Defense Inc ISS Plus
[fail]
5 False Positives
TrustPort  +
TrustPort AntiVirus 2012
[pass]
UtilTool  +
UtilTool Antivirus
[fail]
WildList Misses
VirusBuster  +
VirusBuster Professional
[pass]
VIRUSfighter Pro  +
SPAMFighter VIRUSfighter PRO
[pass]
Webroot  +
Webroot SecureAnywhere
[fail]
2787 False Positives
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