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 53.81% 82.79% 28.98%
Fortinet 46.25% 74.54% 28.29%
Emsisoft 75.29% 93.06% 17.78%
AhnLab 52.64% 66.69% 14.04%
Authentium 61.44% 73.55% 12.11%
DrWeb 67.31% 79.30% 11.98%
Vexira 56.17% 67.75% 11.59%
Eset 68.40% 79.60% 11.20%
K7 79.24% 89.06% 9.82%
Norman 10.06% 18.60% 8.54%
Clam 62.36% 70.35% 7.99%
GData 69.61% 77.48% 7.87%
TrendMicro 27.21% 34.44% 7.23%
Avast 0.62% 5.99% 5.37%
Symantec 85.27% 88.79% 3.52%
BitDefender 84.18% 87.54% 3.36%
QuickHeal 14.59% 17.73% 3.14%
Kaspersky 68.76% 71.88% 3.12%
VirusBuster 73.43% 75.65% 2.22%
Avira 84.45% 86.07% 1.62%
Ikarus 85.47% 87.07% 1.60%
Sunbelt 93.86% 94.91% 1.05%
Microsoft 65.96% 66.92% 0.96%
Sophos 66.57% 67.13% 0.56%
VirusBlokAda 80.15% 80.51% 0.36%
Comodo 90.73% 91.07% 0.34%
McAfee 82.51% 82.79% 0.27%
FSecure 88.54% 88.67% 0.13%
Panda 39.35% 39.16% -0.19%
FProt 53.90% 48.18% -5.72%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 62.79% 94.19% 31.40%
Authentium 61.44% 73.55% 12.11%
Eset 69.25% 80.60% 11.35%
Norman 25.95% 37.03% 11.07%
DrWeb 72.50% 83.48% 10.99%
Clam 65.46% 74.33% 8.87%
TrendMicro 33.72% 37.88% 4.16%
Avira 84.56% 86.40% 1.84%
BitDefender 85.78% 87.54% 1.76%
Ikarus 85.85% 87.13% 1.28%
VirusBuster 79.13% 80.15% 1.01%
Panda 39.24% 39.95% 0.70%
Sophos 70.60% 71.26% 0.66%
Vexira 67.47% 68.03% 0.56%
McAfee 82.67% 82.88% 0.21%
VirusBlokAda 83.49% 83.68% 0.19%
Avast 0.19% 0.35% 0.17%
FSecure 88.54% 88.67% 0.13%
FProt 66.99% 49.45% -17.54%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
Fortinet 46.25% 74.54% 28.29%
Emsisoft 75.29% 93.06% 17.78%
AhnLab 52.61% 66.69% 14.08%
Vexira 56.95% 68.66% 11.71%
K7 79.24% 89.06% 9.82%
GData 69.61% 77.48% 7.87%
DrWeb 78.66% 86.32% 7.66%
AVG 82.84% 87.39% 4.55%
Norman 29.68% 34.13% 4.45%
Symantec 85.27% 88.79% 3.52%
BitDefender 84.29% 87.54% 3.25%
Kaspersky 68.80% 71.88% 3.08%
QuickHeal 14.62% 17.67% 3.05%
FProt 69.53% 72.48% 2.95%
TrendMicro 56.59% 59.29% 2.70%
VirusBuster 74.36% 76.62% 2.26%
Ikarus 85.69% 87.66% 1.97%
Sunbelt 93.86% 94.91% 1.05%
Microsoft 65.87% 66.92% 1.05%
Avira 92.49% 92.96% 0.47%
Avast 91.44% 91.91% 0.47%
VirusBlokAda 80.24% 80.61% 0.36%
Comodo 90.73% 91.07% 0.34%
McAfee 83.02% 83.17% 0.16%
Eset 79.72% 79.81% 0.08%
Authentium 73.49% 73.55% 0.06%
Clam 75.07% 75.07% 0.00%
Sophos 68.57% 68.57% 0.00%

Improved Results for all Vendors Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 53.81% 82.79% 28.98%
AhnLab 52.64% 66.69% 14.04%
Authentium 61.44% 73.55% 12.11%
Avast 0.62% 5.99% 5.37%
Avira 84.45% 86.07% 1.62%
BitDefender 84.18% 87.54% 3.36%
Clam 62.36% 70.35% 7.99%
Comodo 90.73% 91.07% 0.34%
DrWeb 67.31% 79.30% 11.98%
Emsisoft 75.29% 93.06% 17.78%
Eset 68.40% 79.60% 11.20%
FProt 53.90% 48.18% -5.72%
FSecure 88.54% 88.67% 0.13%
Fortinet 46.25% 74.54% 28.29%
GData 69.61% 77.48% 7.87%
Ikarus 85.47% 87.07% 1.60%
K7 79.24% 89.06% 9.82%
Kaspersky 68.76% 71.88% 3.12%
McAfee 82.51% 82.79% 0.27%
Microsoft 65.96% 66.92% 0.96%
Norman 10.06% 18.60% 8.54%
Panda 39.35% 39.16% -0.19%
QuickHeal 14.59% 17.73% 3.14%
Sophos 66.57% 67.13% 0.56%
Sunbelt 93.86% 94.91% 1.05%
Symantec 85.27% 88.79% 3.52%
TrendMicro 27.21% 34.44% 7.23%
Vexira 56.17% 67.75% 11.59%
VirusBlokAda 80.15% 80.51% 0.36%
VirusBuster 73.43% 75.65% 2.22%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 62.79% 94.19% 31.40%
Authentium 61.44% 73.55% 12.11%
Avast 0.19% 0.35% 0.17%
Avira 84.56% 86.40% 1.84%
BitDefender 85.78% 87.54% 1.76%
Clam 65.46% 74.33% 8.87%
DrWeb 72.50% 83.48% 10.99%
Eset 69.25% 80.60% 11.35%
FProt 66.99% 49.45% -17.54%
FSecure 88.54% 88.67% 0.13%
Ikarus 85.85% 87.13% 1.28%
McAfee 82.67% 82.88% 0.21%
Norman 25.95% 37.03% 11.07%
Panda 39.24% 39.95% 0.70%
Sophos 70.60% 71.26% 0.66%
TrendMicro 33.72% 37.88% 4.16%
Vexira 67.47% 68.03% 0.56%
VirusBlokAda 83.49% 83.68% 0.19%
VirusBuster 79.13% 80.15% 1.01%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 82.84% 87.39% 4.55%
AhnLab 52.61% 66.69% 14.08%
Authentium 73.49% 73.55% 0.06%
Avast 91.44% 91.91% 0.47%
Avira 92.49% 92.96% 0.47%
BitDefender 84.29% 87.54% 3.25%
Clam 75.07% 75.07% 0.00%
Comodo 90.73% 91.07% 0.34%
DrWeb 78.66% 86.32% 7.66%
Emsisoft 75.29% 93.06% 17.78%
Eset 79.72% 79.81% 0.08%
FProt 69.53% 72.48% 2.95%
Fortinet 46.25% 74.54% 28.29%
GData 69.61% 77.48% 7.87%
Ikarus 85.69% 87.66% 1.97%
K7 79.24% 89.06% 9.82%
Kaspersky 68.80% 71.88% 3.08%
McAfee 83.02% 83.17% 0.16%
Microsoft 65.87% 66.92% 1.05%
Norman 29.68% 34.13% 4.45%
QuickHeal 14.62% 17.67% 3.05%
Sophos 68.57% 68.57% 0.00%
Sunbelt 93.86% 94.91% 1.05%
Symantec 85.27% 88.79% 3.52%
TrendMicro 56.59% 59.29% 2.70%
Vexira 56.95% 68.66% 11.71%
VirusBlokAda 80.24% 80.61% 0.36%
VirusBuster 74.36% 76.62% 2.26%