Introduction

Continuing looking at the combined results from the different anti-virus scanners, we also wanted to show the daily improvement. Like stated previously our sample sets are not a stable testing environment. These are the live binaries that are collected each day from different sources. So one day can easily be very different from the next.

Charts

These charts are generated once a day from the existing Combined Results charts. Note that the retest time frame is 48-hours following the initial test of each binary. No further retests are currently conducted. All the seen improvement is from updates from each the of the vendors in that time.

Improved Results for all Vendors

Vendor First Retry Change
Fortinet 45.97% 86.73% 40.76%
Sunbelt 42.98% 80.69% 37.71%
AVG 37.71% 74.42% 36.71%
DrWeb 53.91% 80.59% 26.68%
Ikarus 65.08% 86.57% 21.49%
Symantec 70.90% 89.74% 18.84%
Authentium 50.14% 63.11% 12.97%
FSecure 26.73% 39.52% 12.79%
Kaspersky 37.71% 47.14% 9.42%
Norman 43.00% 51.93% 8.93%
McAfee 69.79% 77.52% 7.72%
Avira 67.59% 75.13% 7.54%
K7 78.04% 85.46% 7.42%
TrendMicro 23.74% 30.93% 7.18%
AhnLab 25.87% 32.08% 6.22%
Eset 88.20% 94.27% 6.07%
QuickHeal 35.46% 41.04% 5.58%
Vba32 71.47% 76.98% 5.51%
Sophos 27.83% 33.23% 5.40%
Comodo 79.74% 84.58% 4.84%
Vexira 28.91% 33.70% 4.79%
GData 82.05% 86.53% 4.48%
VirusBuster 30.48% 34.24% 3.76%
BitDefender 79.36% 82.95% 3.59%
FProt 49.20% 52.32% 3.13%
VirusBlokAda 73.92% 76.97% 3.05%
Panda 36.76% 39.79% 3.04%
Microsoft 49.60% 52.61% 3.01%
Avast 55.66% 57.95% 2.29%
Clam 50.77% 52.36% 1.58%
PCTools 38.80% 40.04% 1.23%
Lionic 54.38% 55.53% 1.15%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 49.22% 97.90% 48.68%
Ikarus 66.91% 86.99% 20.07%
FSecure 27.15% 43.62% 16.47%
Authentium 50.18% 63.11% 12.93%
Norman 43.49% 54.17% 10.68%
VirusBuster 62.10% 71.86% 9.76%
Avira 68.02% 75.97% 7.95%
Vba32 71.47% 76.98% 5.51%
Sophos 32.90% 38.34% 5.44%
Vexira 29.92% 33.75% 3.84%
McAfee 74.33% 78.09% 3.76%
DrWeb 77.98% 81.20% 3.22%
Panda 36.76% 39.79% 3.04%
VirusBlokAda 73.96% 76.98% 3.02%
QuickHeal 38.20% 41.06% 2.86%
FProt 50.17% 52.56% 2.39%
BitDefender 80.63% 82.95% 2.31%
Avast 55.85% 57.96% 2.10%
Eset 92.19% 94.27% 2.08%
Clam 52.04% 53.38% 1.33%
TrendMicro 30.79% 31.44% 0.65%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
Fortinet 45.97% 86.73% 40.76%
Sunbelt 42.98% 80.69% 37.71%
DrWeb 58.37% 84.29% 25.92%
Symantec 70.90% 89.74% 18.84%
Kaspersky 37.71% 47.14% 9.42%
Ikarus 77.61% 86.79% 9.18%
TrendMicro 29.68% 38.35% 8.67%
McAfee 70.25% 77.73% 7.48%
K7 78.04% 85.46% 7.42%
AhnLab 25.87% 32.08% 6.22%
Comodo 79.74% 84.58% 4.84%
GData 82.05% 86.53% 4.48%
Eset 89.80% 94.27% 4.47%
QuickHeal 38.68% 42.58% 3.89%
Microsoft 49.60% 52.61% 3.01%
VirusBlokAda 74.33% 77.23% 2.90%
Sophos 33.91% 36.47% 2.56%
FProt 51.18% 53.48% 2.30%
Authentium 61.10% 63.37% 2.26%
AVG 73.51% 75.60% 2.09%
Norman 50.67% 52.65% 1.97%
BitDefender 81.42% 83.39% 1.97%
Vexira 32.78% 34.51% 1.73%
FSecure 45.82% 47.53% 1.70%
Avira 90.78% 92.33% 1.56%
Avast 81.18% 82.72% 1.53%
VirusBuster 34.07% 35.58% 1.51%
PCTools 38.80% 40.04% 1.23%
Lionic 54.38% 55.53% 1.15%
Clam 51.36% 52.36% 1.00%

Improved Results for all Vendors Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 37.71% 74.42% 36.71%
AhnLab 25.87% 32.08% 6.22%
Authentium 50.14% 63.11% 12.97%
Avast 55.66% 57.95% 2.29%
Avira 67.59% 75.13% 7.54%
BitDefender 79.36% 82.95% 3.59%
Clam 50.77% 52.36% 1.58%
Comodo 79.74% 84.58% 4.84%
DrWeb 53.91% 80.59% 26.68%
Eset 88.20% 94.27% 6.07%
FProt 49.20% 52.32% 3.13%
FSecure 26.73% 39.52% 12.79%
Fortinet 45.97% 86.73% 40.76%
GData 82.05% 86.53% 4.48%
Ikarus 65.08% 86.57% 21.49%
K7 78.04% 85.46% 7.42%
Kaspersky 37.71% 47.14% 9.42%
Lionic 54.38% 55.53% 1.15%
McAfee 69.79% 77.52% 7.72%
Microsoft 49.60% 52.61% 3.01%
Norman 43.00% 51.93% 8.93%
PCTools 38.80% 40.04% 1.23%
Panda 36.76% 39.79% 3.04%
QuickHeal 35.46% 41.04% 5.58%
Sophos 27.83% 33.23% 5.40%
Sunbelt 42.98% 80.69% 37.71%
Symantec 70.90% 89.74% 18.84%
TrendMicro 23.74% 30.93% 7.18%
Vba32 71.47% 76.98% 5.51%
Vexira 28.91% 33.70% 4.79%
VirusBlokAda 73.92% 76.97% 3.05%
VirusBuster 30.48% 34.24% 3.76%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 49.22% 97.90% 48.68%
Authentium 50.18% 63.11% 12.93%
Avast 55.85% 57.96% 2.10%
Avira 68.02% 75.97% 7.95%
BitDefender 80.63% 82.95% 2.31%
Clam 52.04% 53.38% 1.33%
DrWeb 77.98% 81.20% 3.22%
Eset 92.19% 94.27% 2.08%
FProt 50.17% 52.56% 2.39%
FSecure 27.15% 43.62% 16.47%
Ikarus 66.91% 86.99% 20.07%
McAfee 74.33% 78.09% 3.76%
Norman 43.49% 54.17% 10.68%
Panda 36.76% 39.79% 3.04%
QuickHeal 38.20% 41.06% 2.86%
Sophos 32.90% 38.34% 5.44%
TrendMicro 30.79% 31.44% 0.65%
Vba32 71.47% 76.98% 5.51%
Vexira 29.92% 33.75% 3.84%
VirusBlokAda 73.96% 76.98% 3.02%
VirusBuster 62.10% 71.86% 9.76%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 73.51% 75.60% 2.09%
AhnLab 25.87% 32.08% 6.22%
Authentium 61.10% 63.37% 2.26%
Avast 81.18% 82.72% 1.53%
Avira 90.78% 92.33% 1.56%
BitDefender 81.42% 83.39% 1.97%
Clam 51.36% 52.36% 1.00%
Comodo 79.74% 84.58% 4.84%
DrWeb 58.37% 84.29% 25.92%
Eset 89.80% 94.27% 4.47%
FProt 51.18% 53.48% 2.30%
FSecure 45.82% 47.53% 1.70%
Fortinet 45.97% 86.73% 40.76%
GData 82.05% 86.53% 4.48%
Ikarus 77.61% 86.79% 9.18%
K7 78.04% 85.46% 7.42%
Kaspersky 37.71% 47.14% 9.42%
Lionic 54.38% 55.53% 1.15%
McAfee 70.25% 77.73% 7.48%
Microsoft 49.60% 52.61% 3.01%
Norman 50.67% 52.65% 1.97%
PCTools 38.80% 40.04% 1.23%
QuickHeal 38.68% 42.58% 3.89%
Sophos 33.91% 36.47% 2.56%
Sunbelt 42.98% 80.69% 37.71%
Symantec 70.90% 89.74% 18.84%
TrendMicro 29.68% 38.35% 8.67%
Vexira 32.78% 34.51% 1.73%
VirusBlokAda 74.33% 77.23% 2.90%
VirusBuster 34.07% 35.58% 1.51%