The VB100 comparative and certification system is a regular independent comparison of anti-malware solutions.
The VB100 award is a certification of products which meet the basic standards required to be recognised as legitimate and properly functioning anti-malware solutions.
To display a VB100 logo, a product must:
All solutions tested are submitted for testing by their developers. Full procedures of the certification scheme can be found on the methodology page.
The full schedule of upcoming comparatives can be found on the VB100 Schedule page.
Any developers interested in submitting anti-malware products for review should contact the test team by email using email@example.com.
An archive of VB100 test results is available, allowing users to view the performance of a vendor or solution over time. While a single test can only show a snapshot of a product's capabilities at a specific moment in time, this long-term view can be used as a guide to how vendors are likely to perform in the future. Listings of results by product can also be found in our test archives.
The unique RAP (Reactive and Proactive) tests measure simple static detection rates using the freshest samples available at the time products are submitted to the test, as well as samples not seen until after product databases are frozen. This provides a measure of both the vendors' ability to handle newly emerging malware and their accuracy in detecting previously unknown malware. (Note: the results of this test do not count towards certification.)
Full details of the RAP scheme can also be found on the VB100 Methodology page.