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 38.67% 77.08% 38.41%
McAfee 43.24% 76.11% 32.87%
Vba32 54.33% 83.52% 29.18%
AVG 56.74% 82.10% 25.36%
VirusBlokAda 54.58% 76.48% 21.90%
Kaspersky 5.87% 27.74% 21.87%
Ikarus 54.28% 75.51% 21.23%
Avast 61.02% 77.03% 16.00%
FProt 64.51% 78.41% 13.91%
GData 57.82% 71.37% 13.55%
Norman 32.44% 44.15% 11.71%
Eset 84.11% 95.55% 11.44%
Sunbelt 82.79% 93.94% 11.15%
Clam 47.11% 57.74% 10.63%
BitDefender 83.50% 93.37% 9.87%
QuickHeal 56.04% 64.82% 8.78%
FSecure 26.47% 34.26% 7.79%
TrendMicro 16.81% 24.47% 7.66%
VirusBuster 55.12% 62.22% 7.10%
Authentium 75.45% 82.06% 6.61%
Microsoft 46.22% 52.74% 6.52%
Avira 76.08% 82.46% 6.38%
PCTools 61.81% 67.17% 5.36%
Sophos 60.58% 64.84% 4.26%
Vexira 55.43% 58.94% 3.50%
Symantec 83.18% 84.69% 1.51%
K7 88.67% 90.15% 1.49%
Comodo 72.26% 73.55% 1.29%
Lionic 68.87% 69.52% 0.64%
Panda 2.55% 2.56% 0.00%
DrWeb 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
AhnLab 63.56% 63.56% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 66.62% 99.17% 32.55%
Vba32 54.33% 83.52% 29.18%
McAfee 56.79% 82.88% 26.09%
VirusBlokAda 54.68% 76.82% 22.14%
Ikarus 57.29% 78.09% 20.80%
Clam 49.89% 63.92% 14.03%
Avast 64.41% 77.04% 12.63%
FProt 66.02% 78.52% 12.50%
Eset 84.72% 95.55% 10.83%
BitDefender 84.50% 93.37% 8.88%
TrendMicro 17.34% 25.91% 8.57%
QuickHeal 56.56% 64.89% 8.34%
FSecure 27.97% 35.83% 7.86%
Authentium 78.82% 85.44% 6.62%
Avira 76.97% 82.55% 5.58%
VirusBuster 74.05% 79.60% 5.55%
Sophos 60.64% 64.90% 4.26%
Norman 54.15% 55.63% 1.48%
Vexira 58.48% 59.46% 0.98%
Panda 2.55% 2.56% 0.00%
DrWeb 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
Fortinet 38.67% 77.08% 38.41%
Kaspersky 5.87% 27.74% 21.87%
McAfee 64.97% 86.12% 21.14%
Norman 35.60% 51.17% 15.56%
GData 57.82% 71.37% 13.55%
Sunbelt 82.79% 93.94% 11.15%
Microsoft 46.22% 52.74% 6.52%
PCTools 61.81% 67.17% 5.36%
VirusBuster 58.51% 62.92% 4.40%
Avast 88.94% 92.95% 4.02%
Vexira 56.61% 60.17% 3.56%
FProt 76.78% 78.45% 1.67%
Avira 93.04% 94.61% 1.57%
QuickHeal 66.04% 67.58% 1.54%
Symantec 83.18% 84.69% 1.51%
K7 88.67% 90.15% 1.49%
Ikarus 87.59% 88.96% 1.38%
Comodo 72.26% 73.55% 1.29%
Eset 94.32% 95.55% 1.23%
BitDefender 92.22% 93.38% 1.16%
FSecure 67.47% 68.38% 0.91%
Lionic 68.87% 69.52% 0.64%
AVG 82.56% 82.67% 0.11%
VirusBlokAda 87.95% 88.01% 0.06%
Clam 76.13% 76.17% 0.04%
Authentium 82.13% 82.16% 0.02%
TrendMicro 61.78% 61.78% 0.01%
Sophos 98.74% 98.74% 0.00%
AhnLab 63.56% 63.56% 0.00%

Improved Results for all Vendors Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 56.74% 82.10% 25.36%
AhnLab 63.56% 63.56% 0.00%
Authentium 75.45% 82.06% 6.61%
Avast 61.02% 77.03% 16.00%
Avira 76.08% 82.46% 6.38%
BitDefender 83.50% 93.37% 9.87%
Clam 47.11% 57.74% 10.63%
Comodo 72.26% 73.55% 1.29%
DrWeb 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Eset 84.11% 95.55% 11.44%
FProt 64.51% 78.41% 13.91%
FSecure 26.47% 34.26% 7.79%
Fortinet 38.67% 77.08% 38.41%
GData 57.82% 71.37% 13.55%
Ikarus 54.28% 75.51% 21.23%
K7 88.67% 90.15% 1.49%
Kaspersky 5.87% 27.74% 21.87%
Lionic 68.87% 69.52% 0.64%
McAfee 43.24% 76.11% 32.87%
Microsoft 46.22% 52.74% 6.52%
Norman 32.44% 44.15% 11.71%
PCTools 61.81% 67.17% 5.36%
Panda 2.55% 2.56% 0.00%
QuickHeal 56.04% 64.82% 8.78%
Sophos 60.58% 64.84% 4.26%
Sunbelt 82.79% 93.94% 11.15%
Symantec 83.18% 84.69% 1.51%
TrendMicro 16.81% 24.47% 7.66%
Vba32 54.33% 83.52% 29.18%
Vexira 55.43% 58.94% 3.50%
VirusBlokAda 54.58% 76.48% 21.90%
VirusBuster 55.12% 62.22% 7.10%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 66.62% 99.17% 32.55%
Authentium 78.82% 85.44% 6.62%
Avast 64.41% 77.04% 12.63%
Avira 76.97% 82.55% 5.58%
BitDefender 84.50% 93.37% 8.88%
Clam 49.89% 63.92% 14.03%
DrWeb 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Eset 84.72% 95.55% 10.83%
FProt 66.02% 78.52% 12.50%
FSecure 27.97% 35.83% 7.86%
Ikarus 57.29% 78.09% 20.80%
McAfee 56.79% 82.88% 26.09%
Norman 54.15% 55.63% 1.48%
Panda 2.55% 2.56% 0.00%
QuickHeal 56.56% 64.89% 8.34%
Sophos 60.64% 64.90% 4.26%
TrendMicro 17.34% 25.91% 8.57%
Vba32 54.33% 83.52% 29.18%
Vexira 58.48% 59.46% 0.98%
VirusBlokAda 54.68% 76.82% 22.14%
VirusBuster 74.05% 79.60% 5.55%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 82.56% 82.67% 0.11%
AhnLab 63.56% 63.56% 0.00%
Authentium 82.13% 82.16% 0.02%
Avast 88.94% 92.95% 4.02%
Avira 93.04% 94.61% 1.57%
BitDefender 92.22% 93.38% 1.16%
Clam 76.13% 76.17% 0.04%
Comodo 72.26% 73.55% 1.29%
Eset 94.32% 95.55% 1.23%
FProt 76.78% 78.45% 1.67%
FSecure 67.47% 68.38% 0.91%
Fortinet 38.67% 77.08% 38.41%
GData 57.82% 71.37% 13.55%
Ikarus 87.59% 88.96% 1.38%
K7 88.67% 90.15% 1.49%
Kaspersky 5.87% 27.74% 21.87%
Lionic 68.87% 69.52% 0.64%
McAfee 64.97% 86.12% 21.14%
Microsoft 46.22% 52.74% 6.52%
Norman 35.60% 51.17% 15.56%
PCTools 61.81% 67.17% 5.36%
QuickHeal 66.04% 67.58% 1.54%
Sophos 98.74% 98.74% 0.00%
Sunbelt 82.79% 93.94% 11.15%
Symantec 83.18% 84.69% 1.51%
TrendMicro 61.78% 61.78% 0.01%
Vexira 56.61% 60.17% 3.56%
VirusBlokAda 87.95% 88.01% 0.06%
VirusBuster 58.51% 62.92% 4.40%