Virus Bulletin 100 test-August 2013
VB100 comparative testing is a regular independent comparison of anti-malware solutions.
To display a VB100 logo, a product must:
- prove it can detect 100% of malware samples listed as 'In the Wild' by the WildList Organization
- generate no false positives when scanning an extensive test set of clean samples
All this must be done with default, out-of-the-box settings in the VB lab environment.
F-Secure IS/CS failed recent VB100 test with 1 false positive; http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/test?recent=1
Overall VB 100 results for F-Secure IS ; http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/vendor?id=73
For F-Secure CS; - http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/vendor?id=23
Virus Bulletin conducts the “classic” rather than “real world” test; products evaluate a collection of files that includes a small number of current viruses. A good-quality product is quite capable of achieving the 100% result. For example, the April results show that 29 of 67 security solutions successfully passed testing.
A consumer has to bear in mind another feature of the VB100 award – the logo could be used in vendor’s marketing material even after one basic level certification.
So overall on the many testing sites;
1. F-Secure doing very well at av-comparatives and av-test.org.
2. Not so good at VB 100 testing and pretty bad at the leak tests and banking protection testing.
Therefore, purely for marketing purposes maybe F-Secure could take a longer look at the latter testing sites?
The leak and banking protection tests mainly involve simulated malware; in the real world F-Secure seems to be doing very well as very few threads posted here or on other security forums about infected machines when running FS.
Virus detection okay.
Firewall Leak Testing. (Very bad and deep guard flaws from what I find out!)
I still find Windows Firewall real bad.
Banking Protection. (I did not have a credit card or debit card to test!)
It's like 1/3 of full protection F-Secure!
"Virus detection okay".
Just check av-test.org and av-comparatives results over several years; general malware detection, particularly with on-demand scanning, nearly always places F-Secure at the top of the pile.
"Firewall Leak Testing"
Results look poor at Matousec and Comodo BUT these are simulated tests and do not reflect a firewall's abilities. ONLY for marketing purposes should F-Secure worry about the results here.
If present users are not happy with FSIS then switch to F-Secure AV and use a third-party firewall.
if you consider FSIS a weak product, why don't you simply switch to another AV (But not to the the second-rate scanner, Eset ).
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