The VB100 is a certification designed to test the malware detection capabilities of endpoint security solutions. Virus Bulletin, the independent security experts behind the VB100, have released the results of their August tests, and we’re pleased to announce that Emsisoft has once again earned certification!
What is the VB100?
To earn the VB100, a security product has to pass the Certification Test. The tests are performed on physical computers or virtual machines with specifications similar to those you would expect to find on a typical business PC. Each security product is installed with default settings on a clean instance of Windows.
The tests involve exposing the security products to thousands of malicious samples curated by various organizations, including the WildList Organization, the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization and Virus Bulletin.
To determine how accurately a product can distinguish a malicious file from a safe file, the products are also exposed to a set of 100,000 clean files taken from popular software downloads.
To be awarded the VB100, a product has to achieve two things:
Detect at least 99.95 percent of the malicious files.
Mistake no more than 0.01 percent of the clean files as malicious.
How did Emsisoft do?
We’re happy to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware aced the test! Our flagship software detected 100 percent of the 1,508 malicious files without generating any false positives and was consequently awarded the VB100.
Click here to see the full report, or click here to have a look at some of the other awards we’ve won in the past.
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About Virus Bulletin
Headquartered in the UK, Virus Bulletin is an independent security information portal and certification body. The organization regularly performs tests designed to evaluate the protection capabilities of security products and help users make a more informed decision about their choice of antivirus software. A product that has earned the VB100 can be considered to have met a certain standard of quality in regards to malware detection.