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May 23rd, 2007  has carried out a a massive test of current antivirus applications.  The test pitted 29 products against 606,901 different kinds of malware – a pretty big test I’m sure you’ll agree.

The malware breakdown (which included malware up to the 18th May) was as follows:

  • 68,864 backdoors
  • 407,487 Trojan Horses
  • 47,891 bots (zombies)
  • 82,659 worms

Here are some of the most interesting results (note that the scanning for each of the products was set to the most aggressive setting available):

  • Best desktop product – WebWasher (which has a detection rate of 99.83%)
  • Worst product – Computer Associates eTrust-VET (62.12% detection rate)
  • Average detection rate was 86.95%

Here are the top 10 products:

  1. WebWasher
  2. AVK 2007
  3. AntiVir
  4. F-Secure
  5. Symantec
  6. Kaspersky
  7. Fortinet
  8. Avast!
  9. AVG
  10. Rising
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