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
Avira 10.33% 10.92% 0.59%
VirusBuster 14.09% 14.41% 0.32%
Clam 1.00% 1.27% 0.27%
Vexira 8.91% 9.14% 0.23%
Symantec 0.32% 0.51% 0.19%
Kaspersky 36.27% 36.29% 0.03%
Authentium 0.26% 0.28% 0.02%
Eset 42.61% 42.63% 0.02%
Avast 58.01% 58.02% 0.01%
FProt 0.15% 0.16% 0.01%
Sophos 35.23% 35.24% 0.01%
Vba32 99.11% 99.12% 0.01%
QuickHeal 82.03% 82.04% 0.01%
VirusBlokAda 39.82% 39.83% 0.00%
Sunbelt 0.40% 0.40% 0.00%
AVG 0.55% 0.55% 0.00%
Ikarus 31.19% 31.19% 0.00%
McAfee 12.77% 12.77% 0.00%
K7 98.25% 98.25% 0.00%
BitDefender 97.03% 97.03% 0.00%
Comodo 99.82% 99.82% 0.00%
DrWeb 37.74% 37.74% 0.00%
TrendMicro 33.59% 33.59% 0.00%
Emsisoft 99.70% 99.70% 0.00%
Fortinet 89.78% 89.78% 0.00%
FSecure 34.99% 34.99% 0.00%
GData 44.76% 44.76% 0.00%
PCTools 96.64% 96.64% 0.00%
Panda 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Norman 14.38% 14.38% 0.00%
Microsoft 60.24% 60.24% 0.00%
AhnLab 95.94% 95.94% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
Avira 15.07% 17.42% 2.35%
Clam 1.24% 1.53% 0.29%
AVG 0.96% 1.05% 0.09%
McAfee 23.30% 23.34% 0.04%
Vexira 38.95% 38.99% 0.03%
VirusBuster 18.90% 18.92% 0.03%
Authentium 0.42% 0.44% 0.02%
Eset 57.87% 57.89% 0.02%
TrendMicro 33.74% 33.75% 0.01%
Vba32 99.11% 99.12% 0.01%
QuickHeal 82.03% 82.04% 0.01%
FProt 30.14% 30.14% 0.00%
VirusBlokAda 87.36% 87.36% 0.00%
DrWeb 59.88% 59.88% 0.00%
Ikarus 94.04% 94.04% 0.00%
FSecure 35.59% 35.59% 0.00%
Sophos 95.50% 95.50% 0.00%
Panda 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Avast 59.26% 59.26% 0.00%
Norman 22.03% 22.03% 0.00%
BitDefender 97.06% 97.06% 0.00%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners

Vendor First Retry Change
VirusBuster 28.44% 28.76% 0.33%
Vexira 9.23% 9.46% 0.23%
Symantec 0.32% 0.51% 0.19%
FProt 0.71% 0.78% 0.07%
Avira 35.86% 35.90% 0.03%
Kaspersky 36.27% 36.29% 0.03%
Avast 78.58% 78.59% 0.02%
Authentium 24.64% 24.65% 0.01%
Sophos 35.23% 35.24% 0.01%
Sunbelt 0.40% 0.40% 0.00%
BitDefender 99.71% 99.71% 0.00%
Ikarus 31.20% 31.20% 0.00%
K7 98.25% 98.25% 0.00%
Fortinet 89.78% 89.78% 0.00%
VirusBlokAda 39.96% 39.96% 0.00%
AVG 65.60% 65.60% 0.00%
TrendMicro 96.69% 96.69% 0.00%
Clam 96.66% 96.66% 0.00%
Comodo 99.82% 99.82% 0.00%
DrWeb 39.00% 39.00% 0.00%
QuickHeal 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%
PCTools 96.64% 96.64% 0.00%
Norman 65.52% 65.52% 0.00%
Microsoft 60.24% 60.24% 0.00%
McAfee 50.63% 50.63% 0.00%
Emsisoft 99.70% 99.70% 0.00%
Eset 43.76% 43.76% 0.00%
GData 44.76% 44.76% 0.00%
FSecure 98.41% 98.41% 0.00%
AhnLab 95.94% 95.94% 0.00%

Improved Results for all Vendors Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 0.55% 0.55% 0.00%
AhnLab 95.94% 95.94% 0.00%
Authentium 0.26% 0.28% 0.02%
Avast 58.01% 58.02% 0.01%
Avira 10.33% 10.92% 0.59%
BitDefender 97.03% 97.03% 0.00%
Clam 1.00% 1.27% 0.27%
Comodo 99.82% 99.82% 0.00%
DrWeb 37.74% 37.74% 0.00%
Emsisoft 99.70% 99.70% 0.00%
Eset 42.61% 42.63% 0.02%
FProt 0.15% 0.16% 0.01%
FSecure 34.99% 34.99% 0.00%
Fortinet 89.78% 89.78% 0.00%
GData 44.76% 44.76% 0.00%
Ikarus 31.19% 31.19% 0.00%
K7 98.25% 98.25% 0.00%
Kaspersky 36.27% 36.29% 0.03%
McAfee 12.77% 12.77% 0.00%
Microsoft 60.24% 60.24% 0.00%
Norman 14.38% 14.38% 0.00%
PCTools 96.64% 96.64% 0.00%
Panda 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
QuickHeal 82.03% 82.04% 0.01%
Sophos 35.23% 35.24% 0.01%
Sunbelt 0.40% 0.40% 0.00%
Symantec 0.32% 0.51% 0.19%
TrendMicro 33.59% 33.59% 0.00%
Vba32 99.11% 99.12% 0.01%
Vexira 8.91% 9.14% 0.23%
VirusBlokAda 39.82% 39.83% 0.00%
VirusBuster 14.09% 14.41% 0.32%

Improved Results for only Linux Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 0.96% 1.05% 0.09%
Authentium 0.42% 0.44% 0.02%
Avast 59.26% 59.26% 0.00%
Avira 15.07% 17.42% 2.35%
BitDefender 97.06% 97.06% 0.00%
Clam 1.24% 1.53% 0.29%
DrWeb 59.88% 59.88% 0.00%
Eset 57.87% 57.89% 0.02%
FProt 30.14% 30.14% 0.00%
FSecure 35.59% 35.59% 0.00%
Ikarus 94.04% 94.04% 0.00%
McAfee 23.30% 23.34% 0.04%
Norman 22.03% 22.03% 0.00%
Panda 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
QuickHeal 82.03% 82.04% 0.01%
Sophos 95.50% 95.50% 0.00%
TrendMicro 33.74% 33.75% 0.01%
Vba32 99.11% 99.12% 0.01%
Vexira 38.95% 38.99% 0.03%
VirusBlokAda 87.36% 87.36% 0.00%
VirusBuster 18.90% 18.92% 0.03%

Improved Results for only Windows Scanners Sorted by Vendor Name

Vendor First Retry Change
AVG 65.60% 65.60% 0.00%
AhnLab 95.94% 95.94% 0.00%
Authentium 24.64% 24.65% 0.01%
Avast 78.58% 78.59% 0.02%
Avira 35.86% 35.90% 0.03%
BitDefender 99.71% 99.71% 0.00%
Clam 96.66% 96.66% 0.00%
Comodo 99.82% 99.82% 0.00%
DrWeb 39.00% 39.00% 0.00%
Emsisoft 99.70% 99.70% 0.00%
Eset 43.76% 43.76% 0.00%
FProt 0.71% 0.78% 0.07%
FSecure 98.41% 98.41% 0.00%
Fortinet 89.78% 89.78% 0.00%
GData 44.76% 44.76% 0.00%
Ikarus 31.20% 31.20% 0.00%
K7 98.25% 98.25% 0.00%
Kaspersky 36.27% 36.29% 0.03%
McAfee 50.63% 50.63% 0.00%
Microsoft 60.24% 60.24% 0.00%
Norman 65.52% 65.52% 0.00%
PCTools 96.64% 96.64% 0.00%
QuickHeal 100.00% 100.00% 0.00%
Sophos 35.23% 35.24% 0.01%
Sunbelt 0.40% 0.40% 0.00%
Symantec 0.32% 0.51% 0.19%
TrendMicro 96.69% 96.69% 0.00%
Vexira 9.23% 9.46% 0.23%
VirusBlokAda 39.96% 39.96% 0.00%
VirusBuster 28.44% 28.76% 0.33%