Emsisoft Anti-Malware awarded VB100 in August 2020 tests


Emsisoft recently participated in the VB100, a certification test more than 20 years in the running. Conducted by independent testing group Virus Bulletin, the VB100 is designed to evaluate the detection capabilities of antivirus products and help users make a more informed decision about their choice of security software.

The results of the July/August 2020 tests have just been announced and we’re proud to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware has once again earned certification!

Testing methodology

The tests were performed on physical computers or virtual machines with specifications similar to those you would find in an ordinary business environment. Each security product was installed on a clean instance of Windows and configured with default settings. Internet access was allowed throughout the test.

The products were then exposed to thousands of malicious samples collected by malware experts and research groups, as well as a set of 100,000 non-malicious, regularly updated samples taken from popular software downloads. No malicious or clean samples were executed during the tests.

To be awarded VB100 certification, a security product must achieve the following:


We’re happy to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware successfully passed the tests, detecting 99.9 percent of the 1,678 malicious samples and generating zero false positives. As a result, Emsisoft Anti-Malware was once again awarded the VB100!

Click here to see the full report, or click here to check out some of the other awards we’ve won in the past.

About Virus Bulletin

Headquartered in the U.K., 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.

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