Windows 7 Professional - December 2009

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The following are the results of the December 2009 comparative anti-virus test. The full report can be read in the December 2009 edition of Virus Bulletin. Register for full access.

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Name
Result
 
AhnLab  +
AhnLab V3Net I.S. 8.0
[fail]
1 WildList Miss

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ArcaBit  +
Arcabit ArcaVir 2010
[pass]
avast!  +
Alwil avast! 4.8 Professional
[pass]
AVG  +
AVG Internet Security
[pass]
Avira  +
Avira AntiVir Professional
[pass]
Avira Personal  +
Avira AntiVir Personal
[pass]
BeyondTrust  +
eEye Blink Professional
[fail]
13 WildList Misses, 1 False Positive
Bitdefender  +
BitDefender Antivirus 2010
[pass]
BullGuard  +
BullGuard 8.7
[pass]
Commtouch (formerly Authentium)  +
Authentium Command Anti-Malware
[pass]
Name
Result
 
eScan  +
eScan Internet Security Suite
[pass]
ESET  +
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5
[pass]

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F-Secure  +
F-Secure Protection Services
[pass]
F-Secure Internet Security  +
F-Secure Internet Security 2010
[pass]
Filseclab (Twister)  +
Filseclab Twister Anti-TrojanVirus
[fail]
1920 WildList Misses, 2 False Positives
Fortinet  +
Fortinet FortiClient
[pass]
FRISK (F-Prot)  +
Frisk F-PROT
[pass]
G Data  +
GDATA AntiVirus 2010
[pass]
K7 Computing  +
K7 Total Security
[pass]
Kaspersky  +
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows 6
[pass]
Kaspersky IS  +
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Kingsoft  +
Kingsoft Anti-Virus 2010 Advanced
[pass]
Kingsoft Standard  +
Kingsoft Anti-Virus 2010 Standard
[pass]

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Kingsoft Swinstar  +
Kingsoft Anti-Virus 2010 Swinstar
[pass]
McAfee  +
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
[pass]
McAfee Total Protection  +
McAfee Total Protection
[pass]
Microsoft Forefront  +
Microsoft Forefront Client Security
[pass]
Microsoft Security Essentials  +
Microsoft Security Essentials
[pass]
Nifty  +
Nifty Corporation Security 24
[pass]
Norman  +
Norman Security Suite
[fail]
13 WildList Misses
PC Tools Internet Security  +
PC Tools Internet Security
[pass]
PC Tools Spyware Doctor  +
PC Tools Spyware Doctor with AV
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Preventon  +
Preventon Antivirus
[pass]
Qihoo  +
Qihoo 360 Security
[pass]

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Quick Heal  +
Quick Heal AntiVirus Lite
[pass]
Sophos  +
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
[pass]
Symantec  +
Symantec Endpoint Security 11
[pass]
ThreatTrack (GFI, Sunbelt)  +
Sunbelt Vipre
[pass]
Total Defense Business  +
CA Threat Manager
[fail]
2 WildList Misses
Total Defense Consumer  +
CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2010
[fail]
3 WildList Misses
TrustPort  +
TrustPort Antivirus 2009
[pass]
VirusBuster  +
VirusBuster Professional
[pass]
Webroot  +
Webroot AntiVirus with SpySweeper
[pass]
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