Still on Top: Emsisoft’s Advanced Performance in File Detection Test

Still on Top: Emsisoft’s Advanced Performance in File Detection Test

Emsisoft's Advanced Performance in File Detection TestThe non-profit antivirus testing organization, AV-Comparatives has recently released its September report, “File Detection Test of Malicious Software.” The verdict is in: Emsisoft has proven itself once again to be more than just reliable, but outstanding. Emsisoft Anti-Malware has received an Advanced+ award, the highest rating that the AV-Comparatives test delivers.

How the AV-Comparatives work

AV-Comparatives uses relevant malware samples to test anti-malware programs. This means it uses samples of what has actually been endangering users for weeks and months leading up to the test, making it a very relevant and accurate measure of protection against real-life threats.

In this specific file detection test, AV-Comparatives tested 21 anti-malware products with 166,624 malware samples.

AV-Comparatives Emsisoft

Source: AV-Comparatives

In this graph, you can see that Emsisoft placed second in detecting malignant files, successfully detecting 99.7% of all potential offenders.

Why false positives matter

The other element that was explained in this report was the issue of false positives. Too many false positives can be as bad as not detecting enough malignant files in the first place, because this indicates an unreliable program. No product is completely immune from false positives, and it’s also impossible to test all the legitimate files a computer can encounter. But AV-Comparatives believes that an effective test uses an independently-curated group of files, and then tests them consistently with each anti-malware program.

false positives

Source: AV-Comparatives

Emsisoft Anti-Malware came through with very low amount of false positives. Combined with our high detection of malignant files, this put Emsisoft in the prime position to receive the Advanced+ award.

We never stop delivering quality

Another Advanced+ award just adds to the long list of superlatives Emsisoft has received in the anti-malware industry. But that doesn’t mean we’ll get complacent. We are still doing our duty to maintain the highest standards as an AV-Comparatives 2014 Top Product – through 2015 and beyond.

Have a great, false-positive free day!

  • Aldo Matta

    In that test, Avira and Bitdefender are better than Emsisoft.

  • Cat Tilley

    The only reason why Microsoft ‘passed’ the false positive test is because their latest security (since 2012) in Windows Defender cannot catch a cold, let alone a threat. I’ve convinced 3 people in the last two weeks to forget Windows Defender if their security means anything to them and get a real security software.

    All choosed Emsisoft Anti Malware, though one has a Lifetime SuperAntiSpyware Pro subscription (gets rid of many ad/tracking cookies) & two has Lifetime Malwarebytes Anti Malware (great in the backfield), EAM is fully compatible with these & there’s always the option with either choice to ignore the other, this helps to minimize clashing of heads. I explained that scheduled scans of either should be staggered, to prevent both from scanning at once.

    About Microsoft Security, for the amount of resources it uses, one would think it to be a great choice, and if one uses CCleaner to delete the logs, it can be seen that it’s scanning neat constant with many logs after 2-3 hours of use, yet can’t catch a threat for anything. So to be honest, it behooves me why Microsoft is even mentioned, it’s not a licensed (subscription based) software (yet) & even if it were, wouldn’t be worth having, other than on a child’s computer whom is doing homework offline only that has been disinfected with a product such as the Emsisoft Emergency Kit to ensure it’s clean, because one cannot depend on Microsoft for this critical task. This isn’t 2009 when MSE racked up awards (by AV-Comparatives) for having the best ‘free antivirus’.

    Like their OS’s, Microsoft also let their security do to the dogs.

    Emsisoft is the best protection for today’s Windows OS’s that’s full of security leaks & secret uploading of customers data, and I’ve personally seen graphs of the graphics card uploading data to Microsoft. If GPU’s can keep the world’s largest virtual currency in Bitcoin flowing, Microsoft can use the same technology to get your data.

    Since I abonanded Windows 10 Pro, shortly after discovering this & seeing my PC’s were using more resources than less, I didn’t stick around to see if Emsisoft is blocking those leaks, the problem is that since it’s a Windows service, these are normally allowed to run. Yet how can a OS not HIPPA compliant for patient privacy for the reasons above (& a whole lot more), be allowed to do as it pleases w/out the choice of security installed plugging the leaks.

    Looks like I’ll have to use my last EIS license on my one virtual machine of Windows 10 Pro & see how it rates. I do know that the Ethernet activity is far greater, even at idle for 10+ minutes, so something’s fishy going on. Hopefully there’s a control in the EIS software to block whatever process we desire.

    Security corporations should not see uploading of personal data as ‘normal’ Windows process & shut any such processes down at the target. Emsisoft is sophisticated enough to make sure their subscriber’s data isn’t stolen by any process.

    Cat