Emsisoft Anti-Malware gives the competition a hard fight for another VB100 award

VB100 recently published their latest Reactive and Proactive test results with a massive amount of unique and new WildList samples on Windows 7. Under very demanding conditions, the quality of each product’s heuristic and generic detection routines was measured.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware accomplished no less than 100% detection of all “On Demand” and “On Access” WildList samples, both standard + extended sets, with 0 False Positives and 0 Warnings. The VB100 “On Demand” test only used inactive malware samples, which were moved to the hard drive during the “On Access” tests in order to trigger on access scans of a product’s file guard.

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While the detection rates were rather good throughout the tested products, Emsisoft Anti-Malware outpaced the competition with 38% less RAM usage and 75% less increase in CPU load compared to the test average. While running, access time for standard file activities remained economical, while some products suffered from a substantial increase.

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The very impressive detection rate of 98.43% on the reactive test series, displays the commitment and passion of the Emsisoft team to consistently improve their products. With only four other products scoring above 94% in the Overall Reactive and Proactive ranking, Emsisoft Anti-Malware continues to compete in the top league.


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For many years, Virus Bulletin has carried out independent comparative testing of anti-malware products. The unique VB100 certification scheme is widely recognized within the industry. Virus Bulletin tests anti-malware products free of charge and, unlike other certification schemes, does not allow re-testing – performances are reported exactly as they are found.