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 2.86% 9.76% 6.90%
McAfee 24.25% 30.05% 5.79%
AVG 41.34% 45.11% 3.76%
Clam 13.89% 17.36% 3.47%
Ikarus 24.60% 27.78% 3.18%
Eset 26.40% 28.27% 1.87%
QuickHeal 17.70% 19.48% 1.78%
K7 86.82% 88.56% 1.74%
Sophos 38.09% 39.79% 1.70%
PCTools 75.72% 77.42% 1.70%
FSecure 47.54% 49.04% 1.50%
Vexira 40.93% 42.41% 1.48%
Avast 30.22% 31.63% 1.42%
Norman 38.93% 40.31% 1.38%
Avira 59.01% 60.31% 1.30%
BitDefender 55.39% 56.64% 1.25%
VirusBuster 34.54% 35.43% 0.90%
Sunbelt 72.09% 72.74% 0.65%
DrWeb 42.95% 43.43% 0.48%
Vba32 87.68% 88.05% 0.38%
Comodo 80.29% 80.58% 0.30%
Lionic 85.71% 85.94% 0.23%
TrendMicro 66.59% 66.80% 0.21%
Authentium 59.99% 60.15% 0.16%
Panda 19.49% 19.61% 0.12%
GData 74.15% 74.26% 0.11%
Microsoft 67.75% 67.82% 0.07%
FProt 75.06% 75.11% 0.06%
VirusBlokAda 88.62% 88.66% 0.04%
AhnLab 71.63% 71.67% 0.03%
Symantec 90.57% 90.58% 0.01%
Kaspersky 74.43% 74.43% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 42.38% 46.87% 4.49%
Eset 27.23% 29.37% 2.14%
Clam 72.46% 74.34% 1.87%
QuickHeal 18.01% 19.75% 1.75%
Avira 59.34% 60.85% 1.52%
FSecure 47.94% 49.43% 1.49%
Vexira 41.27% 42.71% 1.45%
McAfee 68.87% 70.15% 1.28%
VirusBuster 42.25% 43.47% 1.22%
Sophos 53.02% 54.21% 1.19%
DrWeb 69.77% 70.42% 0.65%
Norman 70.11% 70.68% 0.57%
Avast 73.50% 74.03% 0.53%
Vba32 87.68% 88.05% 0.38%
TrendMicro 86.37% 86.53% 0.16%
Panda 19.49% 19.61% 0.12%
Ikarus 96.60% 96.71% 0.11%
Authentium 74.18% 74.25% 0.07%
VirusBlokAda 97.64% 97.71% 0.06%
FProt 84.76% 84.82% 0.06%
BitDefender 80.80% 80.80% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
Fortinet 2.86% 9.76% 6.90%
McAfee 25.64% 31.85% 6.21%
Clam 14.89% 18.88% 3.99%
Ikarus 25.35% 28.47% 3.13%
Norman 43.01% 45.63% 2.62%
BitDefender 58.29% 60.45% 2.15%
VirusBuster 37.49% 39.28% 1.79%
K7 86.82% 88.56% 1.74%
DrWeb 45.68% 47.41% 1.72%
PCTools 75.72% 77.42% 1.70%
Avast 31.98% 33.58% 1.59%
Eset 44.92% 46.51% 1.59%
Avira 69.54% 70.95% 1.40%
Sophos 58.17% 59.41% 1.24%
Vexira 60.45% 61.24% 0.80%
FSecure 68.53% 69.19% 0.66%
Sunbelt 72.09% 72.74% 0.65%
AVG 87.03% 87.54% 0.51%
TrendMicro 66.77% 67.10% 0.33%
Comodo 80.29% 80.58% 0.30%
Lionic 85.71% 85.94% 0.23%
Authentium 60.18% 60.35% 0.18%
GData 74.15% 74.26% 0.11%
FProt 75.51% 75.58% 0.07%
Microsoft 67.75% 67.82% 0.07%
QuickHeal 87.94% 88.01% 0.07%
VirusBlokAda 88.64% 88.70% 0.06%
AhnLab 71.63% 71.67% 0.03%
Symantec 90.57% 90.58% 0.01%
Kaspersky 74.43% 74.43% 0.00%

Improved Results for all Vendors Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 41.34% 45.11% 3.76%
AhnLab 71.63% 71.67% 0.03%
Authentium 59.99% 60.15% 0.16%
Avast 30.22% 31.63% 1.42%
Avira 59.01% 60.31% 1.30%
BitDefender 55.39% 56.64% 1.25%
Clam 13.89% 17.36% 3.47%
Comodo 80.29% 80.58% 0.30%
DrWeb 42.95% 43.43% 0.48%
Eset 26.40% 28.27% 1.87%
FProt 75.06% 75.11% 0.06%
FSecure 47.54% 49.04% 1.50%
Fortinet 2.86% 9.76% 6.90%
GData 74.15% 74.26% 0.11%
Ikarus 24.60% 27.78% 3.18%
K7 86.82% 88.56% 1.74%
Kaspersky 74.43% 74.43% 0.00%
Lionic 85.71% 85.94% 0.23%
McAfee 24.25% 30.05% 5.79%
Microsoft 67.75% 67.82% 0.07%
Norman 38.93% 40.31% 1.38%
PCTools 75.72% 77.42% 1.70%
Panda 19.49% 19.61% 0.12%
QuickHeal 17.70% 19.48% 1.78%
Sophos 38.09% 39.79% 1.70%
Sunbelt 72.09% 72.74% 0.65%
Symantec 90.57% 90.58% 0.01%
TrendMicro 66.59% 66.80% 0.21%
Vba32 87.68% 88.05% 0.38%
Vexira 40.93% 42.41% 1.48%
VirusBlokAda 88.62% 88.66% 0.04%
VirusBuster 34.54% 35.43% 0.90%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 42.38% 46.87% 4.49%
Authentium 74.18% 74.25% 0.07%
Avast 73.50% 74.03% 0.53%
Avira 59.34% 60.85% 1.52%
BitDefender 80.80% 80.80% 0.00%
Clam 72.46% 74.34% 1.87%
DrWeb 69.77% 70.42% 0.65%
Eset 27.23% 29.37% 2.14%
FProt 84.76% 84.82% 0.06%
FSecure 47.94% 49.43% 1.49%
Ikarus 96.60% 96.71% 0.11%
McAfee 68.87% 70.15% 1.28%
Norman 70.11% 70.68% 0.57%
Panda 19.49% 19.61% 0.12%
QuickHeal 18.01% 19.75% 1.75%
Sophos 53.02% 54.21% 1.19%
TrendMicro 86.37% 86.53% 0.16%
Vba32 87.68% 88.05% 0.38%
Vexira 41.27% 42.71% 1.45%
VirusBlokAda 97.64% 97.71% 0.06%
VirusBuster 42.25% 43.47% 1.22%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 87.03% 87.54% 0.51%
AhnLab 71.63% 71.67% 0.03%
Authentium 60.18% 60.35% 0.18%
Avast 31.98% 33.58% 1.59%
Avira 69.54% 70.95% 1.40%
BitDefender 58.29% 60.45% 2.15%
Clam 14.89% 18.88% 3.99%
Comodo 80.29% 80.58% 0.30%
DrWeb 45.68% 47.41% 1.72%
Eset 44.92% 46.51% 1.59%
FProt 75.51% 75.58% 0.07%
FSecure 68.53% 69.19% 0.66%
Fortinet 2.86% 9.76% 6.90%
GData 74.15% 74.26% 0.11%
Ikarus 25.35% 28.47% 3.13%
K7 86.82% 88.56% 1.74%
Kaspersky 74.43% 74.43% 0.00%
Lionic 85.71% 85.94% 0.23%
McAfee 25.64% 31.85% 6.21%
Microsoft 67.75% 67.82% 0.07%
Norman 43.01% 45.63% 2.62%
PCTools 75.72% 77.42% 1.70%
QuickHeal 87.94% 88.01% 0.07%
Sophos 58.17% 59.41% 1.24%
Sunbelt 72.09% 72.74% 0.65%
Symantec 90.57% 90.58% 0.01%
TrendMicro 66.77% 67.10% 0.33%
Vexira 60.45% 61.24% 0.80%
VirusBlokAda 88.64% 88.70% 0.06%
VirusBuster 37.49% 39.28% 1.79%