Emsisoft Anti-Malware awarded VB100 in October 2020 tests


In October 2020, Emsisoft participated in the VB100, a long-running certification test that’s designed to evaluate the protection capabilities of endpoint security solutions. The tests are conducted by Virus Bulletin, an independent certification body headquartered in the U.K.

The results of the October 2020 tests have just been released and we’re happy to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware has once again earned VB100 certification!

How the tests are conducted

To perform the tests, the security products were installed on physical computers or virtual machines with specifications similar to those you would find on the average endpoint in a typical business environment. Each test was carried out on two different systems, one running Windows 7 Pro, the other running Windows 10 Pro. Security products were installed with default settings and given full Internet access throughout the tests.

The security products were then exposed to thousands of malicious samples curated by various organizations and research groups. To measure false positive detection rates, the products were also exposed to about 100,000 clean files.

The test was performed three times over several days using the same set of samples. To earn VB100 certification, a security product had to meet the following conditions:


Emsisoft Anti-Malware passed with flying colors, detecting 100 percent of the 1,666 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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