Windows 7 Professional - August 2012

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The following are the results of the August 2012 comparative anti-virus test. The full report can be read in the August 2012 edition of Virus Bulletin. Register for full access.

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Name
Third Party Engine Technology
Result
 
Agnitum (Outpost)  +
Agnitum Outpost
Agnitum
[fail]
1 False Positive

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AhnLab  +
Ahnlab V3
[pass]
Auslogics Antivirus  +
Auslogics Antivirus
Bitdefender
[pass]
avast!  +
Avast Free Antivirus
[pass]
AVG  +
AVG Internet Security
[pass]
Avira  +
Avira Professional Security
[pass]
Avira Personal  +
Avira Free Antivirus
[pass]
BeyondTrust  +
eEye Blink Professional
Norman
[fail]
WildList Misses
Bitdefender  +
BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012
[pass]
BullGuard  +
Bullguard
Bitdefender
[pass]
Name
Third Party Engine Technology
Result
 
Central Command (Vexira)  +
Central Command Vexira
Agnitum
[fail]
2 False Positives
CMC Internet Security  +
CMC Internet Security
[fail]
448 False Positives

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Commtouch (formerly Authentium)  +
Commtouch Command Anti-Malware
Commtouch
[pass]
Comodo AntiVirus  +
Comodo Antivirus
[fail]
WildList Misses
Coranti Cora  +
Coranti 2012
Bitdefender Commtouch GFI Lavasoft
[pass]
Defenx  +
Defenx Security Suite 2012
Agnitum
[fail]
1 False Positive
Emsisoft  +
Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Ikarus
[fail]
WildList Misses
eScan  +
eScan Internet Security Suite
Bitdefender
[pass]
ESET  +
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5
[pass]
ESTsoft ALYac  +
ESTSoft ALYac Enterprise
Bitdefender
[fail]
WildList Misses
F-Secure  +
F-Secure Client Security *
Bitdefender
[pass]
Name
Third Party Engine Technology
Result
 
F-Secure Internet Security  +
F-Secure Internet Security 2012
Bitdefender
[pass]
Filseclab (Twister)  +
Filseclab Twister Antivirus V7
[fail]
114 False Positives

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Fortinet  +
Fortinet FortiClient
[pass]
FRISK (F-Prot)  +
Frisk F-PROT Antivirus
[pass]
G Data  +
G Data AntiVirus 2013
Avast Bitdefender
[pass]
Hauri (ViRobot)  +
Hauri ViRobot Internet Security 2011
Bitdefender
[pass]
Ikarus  +
Ikarus virus.utilities
[fail]
WildList Misses
iolo  +
Iolo System Shield
Commtouch
[fail]
WildList Misses
K7 Computing  +
K7 Total Security
[pass]
Kaspersky  +
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
[pass]
Kaspersky IS  +
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013
[pass]
Name
Third Party Engine Technology
Result
 
Lavasoft (Ad-aware)  +
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + *
GFI
[fail]
WildList Misses
McAfee  +
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
[pass]

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Microsoft Security Essentials  +
Microsoft Security Essentials
[pass]
Norman  +
Norman Security Suite
[pass]
Optenet  +
Optenet Security Suite
Kaspersky
[fail]
WildList Misses
Panda  +
Panda Cloud Antivirus PRO
[pass]
PC Tools Internet Security  +
PC Tools Internet Security
[pass]
PC Tools Spyware Doctor  +
PC Tools Spyware Doctor
[pass]
Qihoo  +
Qihoo 360 Antivirus
Bitdefender
[pass]
Quick Heal  +
Quick Heal Total Security 2012
[fail]
1 False Positive
Roboscan  +
Roboscan Enterprise Solution
Bitdefender
[fail]
WildList Misses
Name
Third Party Engine Technology
Result
 
Sophos  +
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
[pass]
Tencent  +
Tencent PC Manager
Avira
[pass]

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ThreatTrack (GFI, Sunbelt)  +
GFI VIPRE Antivirus 2012 *
[fail]
WildList Misses
Total Defense Business  +
Total Defense Inc. Total Defense r12
[pass]
Total Defense Consumer  +
Total Defense Inc. Internet Security Suite
[pass]
TrustPort  +
TrustPort Antivirus 2013
Bitdefender
[pass]
VirusBuster  +
VirusBuster Professional
[fail]
2 False Positives
Zeobit  +
ZeoBit PCKeeper
Avira
[pass]
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