A few days ago independent IT security research group Virus Bulletin released the results of its latest round of testing. We’re thrilled to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware was once again awarded the VB100 certification! Read on to learn more about the testing methodology and what the award means for Emsisoft.
VB100 testing methodology
With a history spanning more than 20 years, the VB100 test provides consumers with an easy way to tell if their prospective antivirus software is capable of handling current threats without mistakenly blocking any legitimate software along the way.
To qualify for the VB100 award, an antivirus product needs to be able to do two things:
- Detect 100 percent of malware samples on the WildList (a massive curated list of known malware).
- Generate no false positives when scanning a clean set of 450,000 files that are used by popular legitimate software.
For the February 2018 iteration, testing took place over three consecutive weeks. Antivirus products were installed on fresh installations of Windows 7 and Windows 10 and updated prior to testing. In the first part of the test, the products were connected to the internet, which allowed for real-time cloud lookups. During the ‘proactive’ phase of the test, the products did not have internet access in order to measure how effectively they could detect malware in a static state.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware awarded the VB100
We were delighted to see that Emsisoft Anti-Malware passed the test with flying colours. Our flagship product detected 100 percent of the malware on both Windows 7 and Windows 10 without generating any false positives, which meant we qualified for VB100 certification!
We’re proud to add this accolade to our growing collection of awards and will continue to work hard to provide our customers with the best antivirus software possible.
About Virus Bulletin
Based in the UK, Virus Bulletin has been independently testing antivirus software and releasing comparative reports for more than 20 years. The VB100 certification denotes that a security product is able to deal with the latest known threats without raising any false positives – two factors that will likely factor heavily into the equation when choosing an endpoint security solution. Antivirus software that is VB100 certified is considered capable of providing reliable malware protection.
Click here to read the Virus Bulletin report in full, or click here to check out some of the other awards we’ve won in the past.
Have a super (malware-free) day!