AV-TEST Q1 2011 Test: 22 Products Tested, 5 Did Not Pass
Article by George Norman
On 09 May 2011
During Q1 2011, AV-TEST, an independent antivirus research and data security organization, put a grand total of 22 security software solutions to the test with the aim to see how they protect Windows 7-powered machines. Out of the 22 products put to the test, 17 passed the test and got an AV-Test certification while 5 did not and consequently did not get a certification.

AV-TEST scored the products based on:
Protection – static and dynamic malware detection, including real-world 0-Day attack testing.
Repair – system disinfection and rootkit removal
Usability – system slow-down caused by the tools and the number of false positives.

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To get an AV-Test certification a product would have to score at least 11 points out of 18 possible points.

Here are the products that did not get the minimum of 11 points and did not get a certification:
  • Comodo Internet Security Premium 5.0 and 5.3
  • PC Tools Internet Security 2011
  • McAfee Total Protection 2011
  • Norman Security Suite Pro 8.0
  • CA Internet Security Suite 2011

And here are the products that got an AV-Test certification and the points they scored:

BitDefender Internet Security Suite 2011

Protection – 6.0
Repair – 4.0
Usability – 5.0

BullGuard Internet Security 10.0
Protection – 5.5
Repair – 2.0
Usability – 3.5

F-Secure Internet Security 2011
Protection – 5.5
Repair – 4.5
Usability – 5.5

Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

Protection – 5.5
Repair – 4.5
Usability – 4.0

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011
Protection – 5.5
Repair – 5.0
Usability – 4.5

AVG Internet Security 10.0
Protection – 5.0
Repair – 4.0
Usability – 4.5

G Data Internet Security 2011
Protection – 5.0
Repair – 4.0
Usability – 5.0

Panda Internet Security 2011
Protection – 5.0
Repair – 4.5
Usability – 4.5

Webroot Internet Security Complete 7.0
Protection – 4.5
Repair – 5.0
Usability – 3.0

Avira Premium Security Suite

Protection – 4.0
Repair – 3.5
Usability – 4.0

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.5

Protection – 4.0
Repair – 4.0
Usability – 5.0

Avast Free AntiVirus 5.0 and 6.0
Protection – 3.5
Repair – 2.5
Usability – 5.5

MicroWorld eScan Internet Security Suite 11.0

Protection – 3.5
Repair – 3.0
Usability – 5.0

TrendMicro Titanium Internet Security 2011
Protection – 3.5
Repair – 3.5
Usability – 5.5

ESET Smart Security 4.2

Protection – 3.0
Repair – 4.0
Usability – 5.5

Sunbelt Vipre Antivirus Premium 4.0

Protection – 3.0
Repair – 5.0
Usability – 4.0

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Protection – 2.5
Repair – 3.5
Usability – 5.5



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