VB100 Comparative Review - April 2018

Martijn Grooten

Virus Bulletin

Copyright © 2018 Virus Bulletin


 

Introduction

'So, what is the best anti-virus product?'

Naturally, as a company that has engaged in anti-virus testing for over two decades, this is a question we are often asked. And, perhaps surprisingly, we don't feel it is a question we can answer.

Firstly, because what is the 'best' anti-virus (or endpoint security) product depends on the specific requirements of the user or organization. What works best for a home user may not be ideal for a small business, and what will work best for a small business may be less suitable for a large international organization. Not to mention that different threat models require different responses.

Secondly, picking out which is 'the best' has never been what the VB100 tests are about. Their goal has always been to show which products satisfy a minimum standard and, by testing every two months, showing which products perform well over a longer period of time.

To emphasize this part, we will soon morph the VB100 test into a certification test, with this report being the last to be presented as a comparative review.

In this last 'old-style' test, we put 35 anti-virus products from 32 vendors through their paces. 27 of the products achieved VB100 certification.

 

WildList misses, false positives and new products

For three products, it was a missed file from the WildList that stood in the way of achieving a VB100 award. The files included on the WildList are well vetted and have been confirmed to have been seen in the wild more than once, thus detection can (and should) be expected.

Five other products erroneously blocked one or more of the hundreds of thousands of files belonging to legitimate software in our 'clean set'. Though false positives are an inevitable side-effect of any security solution, we believe they shouldn't occur for very widely used legitimate software.

Three products are new to the VB100 test bench.

FireEye is hardly a new name, thanks both to its advanced detection products and its strong research division. After a brief standalone test last year, we are pleased to report that the product easily achieved a VB100 award in its first participation in the test.

The same was the case for TotalAV, a relatively new UK‑based product whose developers are working hard to make a name for themselves in the crowded market for home-user endpoint security.

The third new product in this test was Panzor CloudAntivirus, another new company that presents itself as using 'Artificial Intelligence Cloud technology'. Panzor also saw its first participation rewarded with a VB100 certification.

 

Results

In order to provide some extra detail on the performance of the products in our tests, alongside the certification tests the VB100 reports include the 'Reactive and Proactive' ('RAP') test – a test which measures how quickly products detect new malware. The RAP scores give a good indication as to how quickly a product catches up when it comes to detecting new malware statically. In the results on the following pages, the RAP images display an average of the RAP scores across the two test platforms.

 

AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0   

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 9.0.45.1 9.0.45.1
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
AhnLab-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Arcabit AntiVirus 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 2018.03.06  2018.03.06 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Arcabit-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Avast Free Antivirus

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 18.2.2328  18.2.2328 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Avast-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

AVG Internet Security

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 18.2.3046  18.2.3046 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
AVG-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Bitdefender Endpoint Security     

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 6.2.31.985  6.2.31.985 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Bitdefender-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

CompuClever Antivirus PLUS

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 19.6.0.328  19.6.0.328 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
CompuClever-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Cyren Command Anti-Malware

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 5.1.38  5.1.38 
ItW catch rate 99.90% 99.90%
False positives 0 0

Cyren-0418.gif

 

 

Defenx Security Suite 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 15.1.0108  15.1.0108 
ItW catch rate 99.71%  99.71% 
False positives 0 0

Defenx-0418.gif

 

 

Emsisoft Anti-Malware

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 2018.2.0.8461  2018.2.0.8461 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Emsisoft-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

eScan Internet Security Suite for Windows

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 14.0.1400.1979  14.0.1400.1979 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
eScan-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

ESET Internet Security 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 11.0.159.9  11.0.159.0
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
rap-not-included.jpg 04-18.jpg

 

 

ESTsecurity ALYac 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 3.0.1.3  3.0.1.3 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
ESTsecurity-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Faronics Anti-Virus 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 4.12.3102.401  4.12.3102.401 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Faronics-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

FireEye Endpoint Security

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 26.21.8  26.21.8 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
FireEye-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Fortinet FortiClient 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 5.6.2.1117  5.6.2.1117 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Fortinet-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

G DATA Antivirus 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 25.4.0.3  25.4.0.3 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
GData-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

IKARUS anti.virus 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 2.16.20  2.16.20 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
IKARUS-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

K7 Total Security 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 15.1.0330  15.1.0330 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
K7-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 10.3.0.6294  10.3.0.6294 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
rap-not-included.jpg 04-18.jpg

 

 

NANO Antivirus 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 1.0.100.87034  1.0.100.87034 Pro 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 2 2

 NANO-0418.gif

 

 

Panda Endpoint Protection Plus

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 7.70.0  7.70.0 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 1 1

Panda-EP-0418.gif 

 

 

Panda Free Antivirus

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 18.03.00  18.03.00 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 1 1

Panda-Free-0418.gif 

 

 

Panzor CloudAntivirus

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 1.1.220.3133  1.1.220.3133 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Panzor-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Rising Security Cloud Client 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 3.0.0.75  5.0.0.0 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 1 0
rap-not-included.jpg  

 

 

TACHYON Endpoint Security 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 5.0.0.0  5.0.0.0 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
TACHYON-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

TeamViewer ITbrain Anti-Malware 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 1.0.94630  1.0.94630 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
TeamViewer-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Tencent PC Manager 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 12.3.26531.901  12.3.26531.901 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Tencent-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

TotalAV 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 1.39.36  1.39.36 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
TotalAV-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Total Defense Internet Security 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 9.0.0.747  9.0.0.747 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Total-Defense-IS-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Total Defense Premium 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 9.0.0.747  9.0.0.747 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Total-Defense-Premium-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

TrustPort Antivirus Sphere 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 17.0.3.7038  17.0.3.7038 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
TrustPort-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

VIPRE Advanced Security 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 10.1.4.33  10.1.4.33 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
VIPRE-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

VirIT eXplorer PRO 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 8.6  8.6 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 1 0

VirIT-0418.gif 

 

 

Wontok SafeCentral Security Suite 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 2.0.1430  2.0.1430 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Wontok-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Zemana EndPoint Security 

  Windows 7 Windows 10
Main version 6.2.18.885  6.2.18.885 
ItW catch rate 100.00% 100.00%
False positives 0 0
Zemana-0418.gif 04-18.jpg

 

 

Results tables

Certification tests Windows 7 Windows 10 VB100
  FPs FP rate WildList misses WildList catch rate FPs FP rate WildList misses WildList catch rate
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Arcabit AntiVirus  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Avast Free Antivirus  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
AVG Internet Security  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Bitdefender Endpoint Security 0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
CompuClever Antivirus PLUS  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Cyren Command Anti-Malware  0 0.00% 3 99.90% 0 0.00% 3 99.90%  
Defenx Security Suite  0 0.00% 9 99.71% 0 0.00% 9 99.71%  
Emsisoft Anti-Malware   0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
eScan Internet Security Suite for Windows  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
ESET Internet Security  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
ESTsecurity ALYac  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Faronics Anti-Virus  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
FireEye Endpoint Security 0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Fortinet FortiClient  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
G DATA Antivirus  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
IKARUS anti.virus  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
K7 Total Security  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
NANO Antivirus  2 0.0003% 0 100.00% 2 0.0003% 0 100.00%  
Panda Endpoint Protection Plus  1 0.0001% 0 100.00% 1 0.0001% 0 100.00%  
Panda Free Antivirus  1 0.0001% 0 100.00% 1 0.0001% 0 100.00%  
Panzor CloudAntivirus  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Rising Security Cloud Client  1 0.0001% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00%  
TACHYON Endpoint Security  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
TeamViewer ITbrain Anti-Malware  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Tencent PC Manager 0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
TotalAV  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Total Defense Internet Security  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Total Defense Premium  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
TrustPort Antivirus Sphere  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
VIPRE Advanced Security  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
VirIT eXplorer PRO  1 0.0001% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00%  
Wontok SafeCentral Security Suite  0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100
Zemana EndPoint Security 0 0.00% 0 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 100.00% VB100

 

 

RAP (Reactive And Proactive) test - Windows 7 Reactive Reactive average Proactive Proactive average RAP weighted average
  Set -2* Set -1* Set +1 Set +2
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0  87.93%  80.03% 83.98%  55.42% 58.24%  56.83% 74.93% 
Arcabit AntiVirus  94.41% 93.25%  93.83% 81.85%  74.51% 78.18%  88.62%
Avast Free Antivirus  93.34% 91.63%  92.48% 82.53%  72.17% 77.35%  87.44%
AVG Internet Security  92.83% 84.58%  88.71% 77.65%  71.53% 74.59%  84.00%
Bitdefender Endpoint Security  94.22% 86.50%  90.36% 85.48%  79.36% 82.42%  87.71%
CompuClever Antivirus PLUS  89.63% 93.27%  91.45% 82.44%   74.59%  78.51% 87.14%
Cyren Command Anti-Malware  85.42% 87.17%  86.30% 61.90%  60.85% 61.37%  77.99%
Defenx Security Suite  82.18% 73.38%  77.78% 63.68%  62.74% 63.21%  72.92%
Emsisoft Anti-Malware  94.64% 93.73%  94.19% 83.08%  74.88% 78.98%  89.12%
eScan Internet Security Suite for Windows  95.15% 93.47%  94.31% 82.25%  74.51% 78.38%  89.00%
ESTsecurity ALYac 94.27% 88.42%  91.34% 80.20%  74.27% 77.23% 86.64%
Faronics Anti-Virus  94.79% 94.32  94.55% 83.27%  75.03% 79.15%  89.42%
FireEye Endpoint Security 91.62% 88.35%  89.98% 84.22%  74.91% 79.56%  86.51%
Fortinet FortiClient 96.61% 96.17%  96.39% 82.16%  77.37% 79.77%  90.85%
G DATA Antivirus 97.58% 96.35% 96.97% 86.00%  77.52% 81.76%  91.90%
IKARUS anti.virus  97.43% 88.79%  93.11% 79.98%  75.18% 77.58%  87.93%
K7 Total Security  83.86% 75.83%  79.84% 63.68%  62.74% 63.21%  74.30%
NANO Antivirus  85.41% 77.63%  81.52% 60.70%  60.65% 60.68%  74.57%
Panda Endpoint Protection Plus  80.70% 65.68%  73.19% 44.00%  51.17% 47.58%  64.65%
Panda Free Antivirus  78.46% 76.10%  77.28% 44.24%  51.34% 47.79%  67.45%
Panzor CloudAntivirus  97.99% 96.20%  97.10% 91.13%  82.49% 86.81%  93.67%
TACHYON Endpoint Security  93.10% 91.43%  92.26% 78.88%  73.45% 76.17%  86.90%
TeamViewer ITbrain Anti-Malware  93.78% 93.49%  93.63% 82.84%  74.61% 78.72%  88.66%
Tencent PC Manager  95.12% 93.74%  94.43%  82.25% 75.06% 78.65%  89.17%
TotalAV  75.59% 65.55%  70.57% 61.16%  62.35% 61.75%  67.63%
Total Defense Internet Security 94.36%  93.29% 93.82%  84.56% 75.01%  79.78% 89.14% 
Total Defense Premium  94.38% 93.44%  93.91% 84.68%  75.01% 79.84%  89.22%
TrustPort Antivirus Sphere  96.86% 96.41%  96.63% 86.21%  78.43% 82.32%  91.86%
VIPRE Advanced Security  95.21% 93.81%  94.51% 83.36%  75.25% 79.31%  89.44%
VirIT eXplorer PRO  38.59% 36.39%  37.49% 35.16%  32.75% 33.95%  36.31%
Wontok SafeCentral Security Suite  98.14% 98.00%   98.07% 88.67%  82.10% 85.38%  93.84%
Zemana EndPoint Security  94.68% 94.18%  94.43% 83.70%  74.98% 79.34%  89.40%

*Set -1 = Samples discovered 1 to 5 days before testing; Set -2 = Samples discovered 6 to 10 days before testing. Set +1 = Samples discovered 1 to 5 days after updates frozen; Set +2 = Samples discovered 6 to 10 days after updates frozen. Weighted average gives equal emphasis to the two reactive weeks and the whole proactive part.

 

 

RAP (Reactive And Proactive) test - Windows 10 Reactive Reactive average Proactive Proactive average RAP weighted average
  Set -2* Set -1* Set +1 Set +2
AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0  88.84%  78.53% 83.68% 55.42%  58.24%  56.83% 74.73% 
Arcabit AntiVirus  94.06% 86.59%  90.32% 81.85%  74.51% 78.18%  86.28%
Avast Free Antivirus 92.75% 91.90%  92.33% 78.75%  71.61% 75.18%  86.61%
AVG Internet Security  92.69% 91.94%  92.31% 82.47%  72.17% 77.32%  87.32%
Bitdefender Endpoint Security  94.49% 93.58%  94.04% 85.51%  79.36% 82.44%  90.17%
CompuClever Antivirus PLUS  94.61% 93.40%  94.00% 82.44%  74.59% 78.51%  88.84%
Cyren Command Anti-Malware   85.96% 83.73%  84.85% 61.90%  60.85% 61.37%  77.02%
Defenx Security Suite  80.73% 75.88%  78.30% 63.68%  62.74% 63.21%  73.27%
Emsisoft Anti-Malware  94.59% 94.48%  94.54%  84.80% 75.28% 80.04%  89.70%
eScan Internet Security Suite for Windows   94.74% 94.30%  94.52% 85.35%  75.10% 80.23%  89.76%
ESTsecurity ALYac  94.40% 93.24%  93.82% 80.20%  74.27% 77.23%  88.29%
Faronics Anti-Virus  94.98% 93.93%  94.45% 82.90%  74.96% 78.93%  89.28%
FireEye Endpoint Security 86.52% 84.61%  85.57% 81.55%  74.37% 77.96%  83.03%
Fortinet FortiClient  96.67% 95.97%  96.32% 84.49%  78.45% 81.47%  91.37%
G DATA Antivirus 97.60% 96.79%  97.20% 85.97%  77.52% 81.74%  92.05%
IKARUS anti.virus  97.40% 95.27%  96.33% 80.23%  75.20% 77.72%  90.13%
K7 Total Security  84.16% 76.92%  80.54% 64.08%  62.94% 63.51%  74.86%
NANO Antivirus  85.89% 79.65%  82.77% 60.70%  60.65%  60.68% 75.40% 
Panda Endpoint Protection Plus  80.05% 68.51%  74.28% 44.00%  51.17% 47.58%  65.38%
Panda Free Antivirus  81.72% 66.33%  74.03% 44.24%  51.34% 47.79%  65.28%
Panzor CloudAntivirus  98.17% 97.86%  98.02% 91.13%  82.49% 86.81%  94.28%
TACHYON Endpoint Security  92.83% 91.74%  92.29% 78.85%  73.45% 76.15%  86.91%
TeamViewer ITbrain Anti-Malware  94.46% 93.20%  93.83% 82.44%  74.61% 78.52%  88.73%
Tencent PC Manager  95.05% 93.93%  94.49% 82.25%  75.06% 78.65%  89.21%
TotalAV  75.57% 62.48%  69.02% 61.13%  62.30% 61.71%  66.59%
Total Defense Internet Security  94.21% 93.92%  94.07% 82.41%  74.61% 78.51%  88.88%
Total Defense Premium  94.21% 93.27%  93.74% 83.88%  74.83% 79.36%  88.95%
TrustPort Antivirus Sphere  96.87% 89.04%  92.95% 85.97%  78.43% 82.20%  89.37%
VIPRE Advanced Security 95.03% 93.83%  94.43% 83.79%  75.25% 79.52%  89.46%
VirIT eXplorer PRO  35.64%   38.19% 36.92%  34.91% 32.73%  33.82% 35.88% 
Wontok SafeCentral Security Suite  98.18% 97.95%  98.06% 88.15%  82.02% 85.09%  93.74%
Zemana EndPoint Security  94.97% 94.19%  94.58% 83.70%  74.98% 79.34%  89.50%

*Set -1 = Samples discovered 1 to 5 days before testing; Set -2 = Samples discovered 6 to 10 days before testing. Set +1 = Samples discovered 1 to 5 days after updates frozen; Set +2 = Samples discovered 6 to 10 days after updates frozen. Weighted average gives equal emphasis to the two reactive weeks and the whole proactive part.

 

 

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Appendix: the test set-up

The main test on each platform was run in three parts, over three consecutive weeks. Products were installed on clean installations of both Windows 7 and Windows 10. At the beginning of each part of the test we made sure the latest updates were downloaded, while throughout the test, products were connected to the Internet, thus allowing for real-time cloud look-ups.

The products as we tested them are available to the general public. However, in a few instances we have allowed vendors to make modifications to the product to adapt to our specific test scenario. None of these modifications would have an impact on the real-world performance of the affected products.

For each part of the test, we used the most recent version of the WildList, together with one third of our constantly updated collection of widely used legitimate software. Using a shared drive, the files were copied onto the client machine and we recorded whether (and how) files were blocked by the anti-malware product.

If files weren’t blocked, a custom-built tool was used to open the file, thus triggering AV detection by products that don’t (always) scan files on being copied.

A product passed the test if, and only if, on both platforms it blocked all files from the WildList, and didn’t generate any false positives (i.e. incorrect detections) when scanning the full clean set.

The clean set consists of more than 450,000 files, all widely used programs, with any files that show suspicious behaviour being excluded from the set.

For the 'RAP' (reactive and proactive) test, the same set‑up was used, but for the proactive part of the test products were not connected to the Internet. This allowed us to measure their proactive detection abilities by having a 'frozen' version of each product scan two sets of malware files: those seen in the wild between one day and five days after the product 'freeze' date, and those seen in the wild between six and 10 days after this date.

Note: A slightly different approach when it comes to tidying up the set of malware, as well as a different approach to testing, means the individual RAP scores should not be compared with those seen in tests prior to April 2017.

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