Anti-virus products compared in proactive test

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Yesterday I told you about the latest comparative test of anti-malware products published by the folks at Virus Bulletin.

As The Register reports, 20 out of the 60 security products tested by the independent testing body failed to receive the VB100 title.

I’m delighted to say that Sophos won the VB100 award with flying colours.

But the test also measured security products’ reactive and proactive detection capabilities against the very latest malware.

Take a look at the chart below to see how different anti-virus products performed in Virus Bulletin’s RAP (Reactive and Proactive) test:

As you can see, Sophos was among the top anti-virus products in…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.