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 50.34% 84.62% 34.29%
McAfee 38.27% 64.97% 26.70%
Kaspersky 4.68% 30.68% 25.99%
Sunbelt 68.88% 91.97% 23.09%
FProt 55.67% 74.62% 18.95%
GData 55.73% 73.53% 17.80%
Vexira 32.45% 46.21% 13.76%
FSecure 19.34% 33.06% 13.72%
Ikarus 63.60% 76.85% 13.25%
Authentium 67.98% 80.36% 12.39%
Norman 44.84% 56.63% 11.80%
Vba32 64.65% 75.73% 11.08%
VirusBlokAda 60.19% 69.21% 9.01%
Avast 64.24% 72.71% 8.47%
VirusBuster 42.48% 50.29% 7.82%
Clam 60.15% 67.77% 7.62%
Comodo 36.72% 43.97% 7.25%
BitDefender 85.70% 92.29% 6.59%
Symantec 83.09% 89.10% 6.00%
QuickHeal 58.06% 63.99% 5.94%
Sophos 33.05% 38.96% 5.91%
Avira 74.58% 79.94% 5.35%
DrWeb 37.62% 42.79% 5.17%
Eset 89.61% 94.67% 5.06%
Fortinet 87.97% 92.52% 4.55%
TrendMicro 14.39% 18.59% 4.19%
K7 83.54% 86.32% 2.78%
PCTools 49.40% 50.55% 1.15%
Lionic 57.41% 57.68% 0.27%
Panda 22.23% 22.29% 0.06%
Microsoft 38.88% 38.89% 0.00%
AhnLab 47.11% 47.11% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 58.52% 98.97% 40.45%
McAfee 47.31% 67.37% 20.06%
FProt 56.71% 74.71% 18.00%
FSecure 20.19% 33.90% 13.71%
Ikarus 68.12% 81.80% 13.68%
Norman 48.38% 60.95% 12.58%
Vexira 34.07% 46.42% 12.36%
Vba32 64.65% 75.73% 11.08%
Authentium 70.04% 80.36% 10.32%
Clam 61.27% 69.88% 8.62%
Avast 64.61% 72.88% 8.27%
Sophos 37.96% 45.48% 7.52%
VirusBuster 63.78% 71.30% 7.52%
VirusBlokAda 62.11% 69.30% 7.20%
DrWeb 51.41% 58.54% 7.13%
BitDefender 85.71% 92.31% 6.60%
QuickHeal 58.27% 64.02% 5.75%
Eset 91.05% 96.09% 5.04%
Avira 75.70% 80.32% 4.61%
TrendMicro 15.48% 18.65% 3.17%
Panda 22.23% 22.29% 0.06%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
McAfee 57.86% 84.88% 27.02%
Kaspersky 4.68% 30.68% 25.99%
Sunbelt 68.88% 91.97% 23.09%
GData 55.73% 73.53% 17.80%
DrWeb 42.42% 51.97% 9.55%
Comodo 36.72% 43.97% 7.25%
TrendMicro 42.21% 48.50% 6.29%
Symantec 83.09% 89.10% 6.00%
Vexira 40.79% 46.68% 5.89%
BitDefender 87.57% 92.29% 4.72%
Fortinet 87.97% 92.52% 4.55%
Avira 90.25% 94.59% 4.34%
VirusBlokAda 77.17% 80.58% 3.41%
VirusBuster 48.14% 51.48% 3.34%
K7 83.54% 86.32% 2.78%
Authentium 78.29% 80.37% 2.08%
FProt 74.51% 76.04% 1.53%
Ikarus 80.89% 82.34% 1.45%
AVG 83.91% 85.31% 1.39%
PCTools 49.40% 50.55% 1.15%
Avast 88.94% 89.92% 0.98%
Clam 76.48% 76.89% 0.41%
QuickHeal 64.28% 64.61% 0.33%
Lionic 57.41% 57.68% 0.27%
FSecure 59.65% 59.82% 0.17%
Eset 94.76% 94.87% 0.11%
Norman 61.26% 61.32% 0.06%
Microsoft 38.88% 38.89% 0.00%
Sophos 47.19% 47.19% 0.00%
AhnLab 47.11% 47.11% 0.00%

Improved Results for all Vendors Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 50.34% 84.62% 34.29%
AhnLab 47.11% 47.11% 0.00%
Authentium 67.98% 80.36% 12.39%
Avast 64.24% 72.71% 8.47%
Avira 74.58% 79.94% 5.35%
BitDefender 85.70% 92.29% 6.59%
Clam 60.15% 67.77% 7.62%
Comodo 36.72% 43.97% 7.25%
DrWeb 37.62% 42.79% 5.17%
Eset 89.61% 94.67% 5.06%
FProt 55.67% 74.62% 18.95%
FSecure 19.34% 33.06% 13.72%
Fortinet 87.97% 92.52% 4.55%
GData 55.73% 73.53% 17.80%
Ikarus 63.60% 76.85% 13.25%
K7 83.54% 86.32% 2.78%
Kaspersky 4.68% 30.68% 25.99%
Lionic 57.41% 57.68% 0.27%
McAfee 38.27% 64.97% 26.70%
Microsoft 38.88% 38.89% 0.00%
Norman 44.84% 56.63% 11.80%
PCTools 49.40% 50.55% 1.15%
Panda 22.23% 22.29% 0.06%
QuickHeal 58.06% 63.99% 5.94%
Sophos 33.05% 38.96% 5.91%
Sunbelt 68.88% 91.97% 23.09%
Symantec 83.09% 89.10% 6.00%
TrendMicro 14.39% 18.59% 4.19%
Vba32 64.65% 75.73% 11.08%
Vexira 32.45% 46.21% 13.76%
VirusBlokAda 60.19% 69.21% 9.01%
VirusBuster 42.48% 50.29% 7.82%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 58.52% 98.97% 40.45%
Authentium 70.04% 80.36% 10.32%
Avast 64.61% 72.88% 8.27%
Avira 75.70% 80.32% 4.61%
BitDefender 85.71% 92.31% 6.60%
Clam 61.27% 69.88% 8.62%
DrWeb 51.41% 58.54% 7.13%
Eset 91.05% 96.09% 5.04%
FProt 56.71% 74.71% 18.00%
FSecure 20.19% 33.90% 13.71%
Ikarus 68.12% 81.80% 13.68%
McAfee 47.31% 67.37% 20.06%
Norman 48.38% 60.95% 12.58%
Panda 22.23% 22.29% 0.06%
QuickHeal 58.27% 64.02% 5.75%
Sophos 37.96% 45.48% 7.52%
TrendMicro 15.48% 18.65% 3.17%
Vba32 64.65% 75.73% 11.08%
Vexira 34.07% 46.42% 12.36%
VirusBlokAda 62.11% 69.30% 7.20%
VirusBuster 63.78% 71.30% 7.52%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 83.91% 85.31% 1.39%
AhnLab 47.11% 47.11% 0.00%
Authentium 78.29% 80.37% 2.08%
Avast 88.94% 89.92% 0.98%
Avira 90.25% 94.59% 4.34%
BitDefender 87.57% 92.29% 4.72%
Clam 76.48% 76.89% 0.41%
Comodo 36.72% 43.97% 7.25%
DrWeb 42.42% 51.97% 9.55%
Eset 94.76% 94.87% 0.11%
FProt 74.51% 76.04% 1.53%
FSecure 59.65% 59.82% 0.17%
Fortinet 87.97% 92.52% 4.55%
GData 55.73% 73.53% 17.80%
Ikarus 80.89% 82.34% 1.45%
K7 83.54% 86.32% 2.78%
Kaspersky 4.68% 30.68% 25.99%
Lionic 57.41% 57.68% 0.27%
McAfee 57.86% 84.88% 27.02%
Microsoft 38.88% 38.89% 0.00%
Norman 61.26% 61.32% 0.06%
PCTools 49.40% 50.55% 1.15%
QuickHeal 64.28% 64.61% 0.33%
Sophos 47.19% 47.19% 0.00%
Sunbelt 68.88% 91.97% 23.09%
Symantec 83.09% 89.10% 6.00%
TrendMicro 42.21% 48.50% 6.29%
Vexira 40.79% 46.68% 5.89%
VirusBlokAda 77.17% 80.58% 3.41%
VirusBuster 48.14% 51.48% 3.34%