Windows XP - April 2012

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

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Name
Result
 
G Data  +
GData AV 2012
[pass]

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TrustPort  +
Trustport Av 2012
[fail]
WildList Misses
Kaspersky  +
Kaspersky Endpoint
[pass]
Bitdefender  +
BitDefender Av Plus 2012
[pass]
BullGuard  +
Bullguard Av 2012
[pass]
Kaspersky IS  +
Kaspersky I.S.
[pass]
Avira Personal  +
Avira Free
[pass]
Avira  +
Avira Professional
[pass]
eScan  +
eScan I.S.S
[pass]
Check Point (ZoneAlarm)  +
Check Point ZoneAlarm I.S.S.
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Check Point (ZoneAlarm) Extreme  +
Check Point ZoneAlarm Extreme
[pass]
Emsisoft  +
Emsisoft Anti-Malware
[fail]
1 False Positive

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Ikarus  +
Ikarus virus.utilities
[pass]
avast!  +
Avast Free Av
[pass]
F-Secure  +
F-Secure Client Security
[fail]
WildList Misses
Fortinet  +
Fortinet FortiClient
[pass]
Qihoo  +
Qihoo 360
[fail]
WildList Misses
ESET  +
ESET NOD32
[pass]
AVG  +
AVG I.S. Business Edition
[pass]
ThreatTrack (GFI, Sunbelt)  +
GFI VIPRE
[pass]
BeyondTrust  +
eEye Blink
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Microsoft Security Essentials  +
Microsoft Security Essentials
[pass]
Norman  +
Norman Security Suite
[pass]

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Filseclab (Twister)  +
Filseclab Twister
[fail]
37 False Positives
K7 Computing  +
K7 Total Security
[pass]
Sophos  +
Sophos Endpoint Sec & Control
[fail]
WildList Misses
PC Tools Internet Security  +
PC Tools IS
[pass]
PC Tools Spyware Doctor  +
PC Tools Spyware Doctor
[pass]
McAfee  +
McAfee VirusScan
[pass]
Total Defense Business  +
TDI Total Defense
[pass]
Defenx  +
Defenx Security Suite 2012
[pass]
Agnitum (Outpost)  +
Agnitum Outpost
[pass]
Name
Result
 
VirusBuster  +
VirusBuster Professional
[pass]
Central Command (Vexira)  +
Central Command Vexira
[pass]

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Optenet  +
Optenet Security Suite
[pass]
UtilTool  +
UtilTool Av Pro
[pass]
Digital Defender Premium  +
DigitalDefender Av Premium
[pass]
Preventon  +
Preventon Av Pro
[pass]
Digital Defender  +
DigitalDefender Av Pro
[pass]
Clearsight  +
Clearsight Av
[pass]
Troppus Software  +
Troppus DLNA
[pass]
PC Booster  +
PC Booster AV Booster
[pass]
Logic Ocean Gprotect  +
Logic Ocean Gprotect
[pass]
Name
Result
 
UtilTool Premium  +
UtilTool Av Premium
[pass]
Avertive  +
Avertive VirusTect
[pass]

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SureGuardian  +
SureGuardian Av Premium
[pass]
Preventon Premium  +
Preventon Av Premium
[pass]
VIRUSfighter Pro  +
SPAMfighter VIRUSfighter
[pass]
Commtouch (formerly Authentium)  +
Commtouch Command
[pass]
FRISK (F-Prot)  +
Frisk F PROT
[pass]
iolo  +
Iolo System Shield
[fail]
WildList Misses
UnThreat  +
Unthreat Av 2012
[pass]
Quick Heal  +
Quick Heal Total Security
[fail]
WildList Misses
Total Defense Consumer  +
TDI ISS
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Coranti  +
Coranti 2012
[pass]
Coranti Cora  +
Coranti Cora
[pass]

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