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Vista Anti-Malware Fails VB100 Tests

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by kappa84, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. kappa84

    kappa84 Senior Member Webmaster

    The latest independent Virus Bulletin tests looked at 37 different Vista-based security programs to see which could manage to reach the level of threat detection required for 'VB100' Certification. Out of 37 tested, 17 failed the tests, including big name products from McAfee, Sophos and Trend Micro.

    Before users rush to de-install Vista products from those companies, the VB100 sets an incredibly high detection bar of 100 percent of a subset of malware defined by a malware collection known as the 'WildList.' Programs must also, using default settings, avoid false positives - false flagging files as malware infected when they are in fact innocent.

    Read the whole story here: PC World - Vista Anti-Malware Fails VB100 Tests

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