Windows XP Professional - April 2013

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The following are the results of the April 2013 comparative anti-virus test. The full report can be read in the April 2013 edition of Virus Bulletin. Register for full access.

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Name
Result
 
AhnLab  +
AhnLab V3 Internet Security
[pass]

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avast!  +
Avast Free Antivirus
[pass]
AVG  +
AVG Internet Security Business Edition
[pass]
Avira  +
Avira Professional Security
[pass]
Avira Personal  +
Avira Free Antivirus
[pass]
BeyondTrust  +
BeyondTrust PowerBroker EPP
[fail]
1 False Positive
Bitdefender  +
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013
[pass]
BullGuard  +
BullGuard Antivirus 2013
[pass]
Commtouch (formerly Authentium)  +
Commtouch Command
[fail]
7 False Positives
Comodo Internet Security  +
Comodo IS Premium
[fail]
WildList Misses
Name
Result
 
Emsisoft  +
Emsisoft Anti-Malware
[pass]
eScan  +
eScan Internet Security Suite
[pass]

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ESET  +
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6
[pass]
F-Secure  +
F-Secure Client Security
[fail]
WildList Misses
F-Secure Internet Security  +
F-Secure Internet Security
[fail]
WildList Misses
Filseclab (Twister)  +
Filseclab Twister Antivirus 8
[fail]
8 False Positives
Fortinet  +
Fortinet FortClient
[pass]
G Data  +
G Data AntiVirus 2013
[pass]
Hauri (ViRobot)  +
Hauri ViRobot Internet Security 2011
[fail]
1 False Positive
Ikarus  +
Ikarus anti.virus
[fail]
1 False Positive
iolo  +
Iolo System Shield
[pass]
Name
Result
 
K7 Computing  +
K7 Total Security
[pass]
Kaspersky  +
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
[pass]

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Kingsoft  +
Kingsoft Antivirus 2013
[pass]
Lavasoft (Ad-aware)  +
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Pro Security
[pass]
Microsoft Security Essentials  +
Microsoft Security Essentials
[pass]
MSecure MalwareSecure  +
MSecure MalwareSecure
[fail]
1 False Positive
Norman  +
Norman Security Suite
[fail]
WildList Misses
Optenet  +
Optenet Security Pack
[pass]
Panda  +
Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE
[pass]
PC Matic  +
PC Pitstop PC Matic
[pass]
Qihoo  +
Qihoo 360 Antivirus
[pass]
Name
Result
 
Quick Heal  +
Quick Heal Total Security 2013
[pass]
Sophos  +
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control
[pass]

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Tencent  +
Tencent PC Manager
[pass]
ThreatTrack (GFI, Sunbelt)  +
ThreatTrack VIPRE Antivirus 2013
[pass]
Total Defense Business  +
Total Defense for Business
[pass]
Total Defense Consumer  +
Total Defense Internet Security Suite
[fail]
7 False Positives
TrustPort  +
TrustPort Antivirus 2013
[pass]
UnThreat  +
UnThreat AntiVirus Free Edition
[pass]
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