VB100 Award: 100% detection and one of the lowest RAM increases reported

  • August 1, 2015
  • 2 min read

vb100_533x800_undatedThis month, the Virus Bulletin’s lab team put 30 consumer products to the test on Windows 8.1 Pro. Emsisoft participated with Emsisoft Anti-Malware version 9, since version 10 was not available yet at the time the testing started. With impressive results in both the wildlist detection and the stability test, Emsisoft Anti-Malware won a VB100 award once again.

100% wildlist and extended wildlist detection score

All antivirus programs were tested on their ability to detect and block widespread malware. This time VB’s test included over more than 700,000 malware samples. With 100% detection scores in both the wildlist (on demand) and extended wildlist (on access) sets, Emsisoft’s Anti-Malware detection was strong with good scores in the proactive sets and no issues at all in the core certification sets.

Best available stability score

Virus Bulletin also ranks all antivirus programs on the delay time antivirus programs cause when performing standard activities on a PC in comparison to Windows Defender, including a program’s installation time. Emsisoft’s stability was flawless, with no problems to report and we earned a “solid” rating for our performance in the stability test, the highest score possible. Only 9 other vendors scored the same, leaving 20 other vendors behind who scored “Fair” or “Stable” due to several issues or slowdowns reported.

Very good overall system slowdown vs detection ratio

Emsisoft’s idle RAM increase scored at 1.11%, lower than 25 other vendors! Busy RAM increase tested at 1.98%, which is lower than 24 other vendors tested. Virus Bulletin mentioned:

“Performance impact was pretty light, with a below-average slowdown through our set of activities and barely detectable change in resource consumption.”

In the reactive and proactive tests (RAP) Emsisoft scored in the leading group with a weighted average of 86.66%.

About Virus Bulletin

Virus Bulletin is a neutral authority that conducts some of the most respected tests in the antivirus industry. It gives a good overview of how stable antivirus products are over time. We are proud to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware has once again achieved the VB100 rating. This VB100 comparatives was conducted on machines running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. You can find the full report in the April 2015 edition of Virus Bulletin. We are looking forward to participating with Emsisoft Anti-Malware version 10 in the upcoming tests.

Have a great (malware-free) day!



Freelance writer and security enthusiast based in the USA.

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