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
AVG 35.43% 69.82% 34.39%
McAfee 34.84% 59.55% 24.71%
GData 49.41% 68.88% 19.47%
Avast 44.93% 62.17% 17.24%
VirusBlokAda 26.21% 42.76% 16.55%
Sunbelt 66.24% 80.51% 14.27%
FProt 34.14% 47.08% 12.94%
Ikarus 47.06% 59.49% 12.43%
Kaspersky 5.01% 17.42% 12.41%
DrWeb 34.71% 44.82% 10.11%
Comodo 32.78% 41.54% 8.76%
Symantec 82.00% 89.92% 7.92%
Vexira 21.71% 29.09% 7.38%
Vba32 32.48% 39.65% 7.17%
QuickHeal 38.39% 45.28% 6.89%
BitDefender 77.45% 84.18% 6.74%
Avira 64.79% 71.42% 6.63%
Clam 34.19% 40.55% 6.36%
VirusBuster 25.95% 31.30% 5.36%
Fortinet 93.77% 99.06% 5.29%
Norman 43.20% 48.26% 5.06%
Microsoft 40.61% 45.13% 4.53%
K7 53.25% 57.09% 3.84%
Eset 82.03% 85.57% 3.54%
FSecure 16.69% 19.90% 3.21%
Sophos 21.51% 24.36% 2.85%
TrendMicro 9.53% 10.90% 1.37%
Authentium 63.01% 64.08% 1.07%
Lionic 46.28% 46.49% 0.21%
PCTools 95.19% 95.20% 0.01%
Panda 36.66% 36.66% 0.00%
AhnLab 33.12% 33.12% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 46.63% 92.44% 45.81%
VirusBlokAda 27.72% 45.82% 18.10%
Avast 45.96% 62.27% 16.30%
FProt 35.01% 47.23% 12.23%
Clam 37.35% 49.54% 12.20%
McAfee 48.27% 60.12% 11.85%
Ikarus 58.73% 69.28% 10.55%
DrWeb 34.71% 44.82% 10.11%
VirusBuster 48.98% 58.21% 9.23%
Vba32 32.48% 39.65% 7.17%
BitDefender 79.46% 84.64% 5.17%
Sophos 27.65% 31.98% 4.33%
QuickHeal 40.97% 45.29% 4.31%
Norman 44.17% 48.42% 4.25%
Avira 70.17% 74.10% 3.93%
Eset 82.03% 85.57% 3.54%
FSecure 17.08% 20.54% 3.46%
Vexira 26.29% 29.22% 2.93%
TrendMicro 9.73% 10.96% 1.23%
Authentium 63.01% 64.08% 1.07%
Panda 36.66% 36.66% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
McAfee 54.54% 83.42% 28.88%
GData 49.41% 68.88% 19.47%
Sunbelt 66.24% 80.51% 14.27%
Kaspersky 5.01% 17.42% 12.41%
Comodo 32.78% 41.54% 8.76%
Symantec 82.00% 89.92% 7.92%
Avast 76.93% 83.50% 6.57%
Ikarus 67.39% 73.93% 6.55%
Vexira 24.27% 29.98% 5.72%
Avira 84.05% 89.74% 5.69%
Fortinet 93.77% 99.06% 5.29%
Microsoft 40.61% 45.13% 4.53%
TrendMicro 32.84% 36.78% 3.94%
K7 53.25% 57.09% 3.84%
AVG 70.42% 74.09% 3.68%
QuickHeal 42.83% 45.89% 3.06%
VirusBuster 30.76% 33.52% 2.76%
BitDefender 81.61% 84.18% 2.57%
FProt 62.53% 64.19% 1.66%
Norman 59.85% 60.92% 1.06%
FSecure 60.33% 61.13% 0.80%
VirusBlokAda 55.02% 55.71% 0.70%
Lionic 46.28% 46.49% 0.21%
PCTools 95.19% 95.20% 0.01%
Clam 57.36% 57.36% 0.01%
Authentium 97.75% 97.75% 0.00%
Eset 99.52% 99.52% 0.00%
Sophos 32.30% 32.30% 0.00%
AhnLab 33.12% 33.12% 0.00%

Improved Results for all Vendors Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 35.43% 69.82% 34.39%
AhnLab 33.12% 33.12% 0.00%
Authentium 63.01% 64.08% 1.07%
Avast 44.93% 62.17% 17.24%
Avira 64.79% 71.42% 6.63%
BitDefender 77.45% 84.18% 6.74%
Clam 34.19% 40.55% 6.36%
Comodo 32.78% 41.54% 8.76%
DrWeb 34.71% 44.82% 10.11%
Eset 82.03% 85.57% 3.54%
FProt 34.14% 47.08% 12.94%
FSecure 16.69% 19.90% 3.21%
Fortinet 93.77% 99.06% 5.29%
GData 49.41% 68.88% 19.47%
Ikarus 47.06% 59.49% 12.43%
K7 53.25% 57.09% 3.84%
Kaspersky 5.01% 17.42% 12.41%
Lionic 46.28% 46.49% 0.21%
McAfee 34.84% 59.55% 24.71%
Microsoft 40.61% 45.13% 4.53%
Norman 43.20% 48.26% 5.06%
PCTools 95.19% 95.20% 0.01%
Panda 36.66% 36.66% 0.00%
QuickHeal 38.39% 45.28% 6.89%
Sophos 21.51% 24.36% 2.85%
Sunbelt 66.24% 80.51% 14.27%
Symantec 82.00% 89.92% 7.92%
TrendMicro 9.53% 10.90% 1.37%
Vba32 32.48% 39.65% 7.17%
Vexira 21.71% 29.09% 7.38%
VirusBlokAda 26.21% 42.76% 16.55%
VirusBuster 25.95% 31.30% 5.36%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 46.63% 92.44% 45.81%
Authentium 63.01% 64.08% 1.07%
Avast 45.96% 62.27% 16.30%
Avira 70.17% 74.10% 3.93%
BitDefender 79.46% 84.64% 5.17%
Clam 37.35% 49.54% 12.20%
DrWeb 34.71% 44.82% 10.11%
Eset 82.03% 85.57% 3.54%
FProt 35.01% 47.23% 12.23%
FSecure 17.08% 20.54% 3.46%
Ikarus 58.73% 69.28% 10.55%
McAfee 48.27% 60.12% 11.85%
Norman 44.17% 48.42% 4.25%
Panda 36.66% 36.66% 0.00%
QuickHeal 40.97% 45.29% 4.31%
Sophos 27.65% 31.98% 4.33%
TrendMicro 9.73% 10.96% 1.23%
Vba32 32.48% 39.65% 7.17%
Vexira 26.29% 29.22% 2.93%
VirusBlokAda 27.72% 45.82% 18.10%
VirusBuster 48.98% 58.21% 9.23%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 70.42% 74.09% 3.68%
AhnLab 33.12% 33.12% 0.00%
Authentium 97.75% 97.75% 0.00%
Avast 76.93% 83.50% 6.57%
Avira 84.05% 89.74% 5.69%
BitDefender 81.61% 84.18% 2.57%
Clam 57.36% 57.36% 0.01%
Comodo 32.78% 41.54% 8.76%
Eset 99.52% 99.52% 0.00%
FProt 62.53% 64.19% 1.66%
FSecure 60.33% 61.13% 0.80%
Fortinet 93.77% 99.06% 5.29%
GData 49.41% 68.88% 19.47%
Ikarus 67.39% 73.93% 6.55%
K7 53.25% 57.09% 3.84%
Kaspersky 5.01% 17.42% 12.41%
Lionic 46.28% 46.49% 0.21%
McAfee 54.54% 83.42% 28.88%
Microsoft 40.61% 45.13% 4.53%
Norman 59.85% 60.92% 1.06%
PCTools 95.19% 95.20% 0.01%
QuickHeal 42.83% 45.89% 3.06%
Sophos 32.30% 32.30% 0.00%
Sunbelt 66.24% 80.51% 14.27%
Symantec 82.00% 89.92% 7.92%
TrendMicro 32.84% 36.78% 3.94%
Vexira 24.27% 29.98% 5.72%
VirusBlokAda 55.02% 55.71% 0.70%
VirusBuster 30.76% 33.52% 2.76%