VB100 certification report - June 2020

VB Test Team

Virus Bulletin

Copyright © 2020 Virus Bulletin


 

Introduction

Though in the ever-changing threat landscape anti-malware products have long ceased to be the only thing needed to keep devices secure, they remain as important as ever, as both a first and a last line of defence: to scan potentially malicious files before they make it onto a device, and to block them from running if all other defences have failed.

For more than two decades, the VB100 certification scheme has provided an easy to recognize (but not always easy to obtain) award that affirms that a product satisfies the minimum requirements one should expect of an anti-malware product.

This report details the VB100 certification results of 44 anti‑malware products from 38 different vendors during May and June 2020.

 

The VB100 set-up

In the VB100 test, a copy of the product to be tested is installed on two platforms: Windows 10 and Windows 7. On each platform, and at three different times in the test, the product is asked to scan both the latest version of the WildList1 and a selection of clean files taken from Virus Bulletin’s own set of files belonging to widely used legitimate software.

A legitimate file that is blocked at least once is considered a false positive, while a WildList file that isn’t blocked is considered a miss.

A product achieves a VB100 certification if:

  • No more than 0.5% of WildList samples are missed

and

  • No more than 0.01% of legitimate files are blocked

For full details, we refer to the VB100 methodology on the Virus Bulletin website: https://www.virusbulletin.com/testing/vb100/vb100-methodology/vb100-methodology-ver1-1/. This test used version 1.1 of the VB100 methodology.

 

Diversity Test

The malware part of the VB100 certification uses the WildList, a regularly updated list of extremely well-vetted malware samples, guaranteed to have been spotted in the wild multiple times. This makes them very suitable for a certification test like VB100.

The ‘Diversity Test’ looks at products’ detection of another set of recent malware samples, to acknowledge the fact that products detect malware samples beyond a standard set of samples, and provides a measure of that detection.

 

Products & results

Products were allowed to download updates during the course of the test. The version numbers listed in the results that follows refer to those at the start of the test.

 

Acronis Cyber Protect

Windows 7 version 12.5.22410  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.5.22410 
WildList detection 100.0%
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 98.35% 

 

Adaware Antivirus Free

Windows 7 version 12.7.1055.0  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.7.1055.0 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 98.66% 

 

Adaware Antivirus Pro

Windows 7 version 12.7.1055.0  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.7.1055.0 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.59% 

 

Ad-Spider

Windows 7 version 2020.05.04 - 7.0.84460  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.05.04 - 7.0.84460 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.59% 

 

AhnLab V3 Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 9.0.61.6  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 9.0.61.6 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.79% 

 

Arcabit AntiVirus

Windows 7 version 2020.05.06  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.05.05 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00%

 

Avast Free Antivirus

Windows 7 version 20.3.2405  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.3.2405 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.69% 

 

AVG Internet Security

Windows 7 version 20.3.3120  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.3.3120 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.69% 

 

BitSentry Elite

Windows 7 version 1.0.5.255  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.5.255 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 98.55% 

 

CORE Antivirus

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version 1.0.20.0  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.20.0 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Cynet 360

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version 8.3.60.18   
Windows 10 version 8.3.60.18 
WildList detection N/A
False positive rate N/A 
Diversity Test rate N/A 

 

Defenx Security Suite

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version 1.6.1.3   
Windows 10 version 1.6.1.3 
WildList detection N/A
False positive rate N/A 
Diversity Test rate N/A

 

Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Windows 7 version 2020.5.0.10149  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.5.0.10149 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

eScan Internet Security Suite for Windows

Windows 7 version 14.0.1400.2228  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 14.0.1400.2228 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

ESET Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 7.1.2053.0  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 7.1.2053.0 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

ESET Internet Security

Windows 7 version 13.1.21.0  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 13.1.23.0 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

ESET Smart Security Premium

Windows 7 version 13.1.21.0 06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 13.1.21.0 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

ESTsecurity ALYac

Windows 7 version 4.0.2.23116  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 4.0.2.23116 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.59% 

 

Exosphere Endpoint Protection

(See notes in Appendix 1)

Windows 7 version 8.3.60.18   
Windows 10 version 8.3.60.18 
WildList detection N/A 
False positive rate N/A 
Diversity Test rate N/A 

 

Faronics Anti-Virus

Windows 7 version 4.21.3102.484  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 4.21.3102.484 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

FireEye Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 31.28.8  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 31.28.8 
WildList detection 99.6% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.59% 

 

Fortinet FortiClient

Windows 7 version 6.2.3.0912  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 6.2.3.0912 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 98.97% 

 

G DATA Antivirus

Windows 7 version 25.5.6.20  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 25.5.6.20 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.90% 

 

IKARUS anti.virus

Windows 7 version 3.1.16  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 3.1.16 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.001% 
Diversity Test rate 99.17% 

 

Intego AV

Windows 7 version 0.3.1.1  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 0.3.1.1 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.90% 

 

ITL Total Security

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version 1.0.0.15   
Windows 10 version 1.0.0.15 
WildList detection N/A
False positive rate N/A 
Diversity Test rate N/A 

 

K7 Total Security

Windows 7 version 16.0.0637  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 16.0.0636 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.07% 

 

PCProtect

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version 5.5.83   
Windows 10 version 5.5.83 
WildList detection N/A
False positive rate N/A 
Diversity Test rate N/A 

 

Qi-ANXIN Tianqing Endpoint Security Management System

Windows 7 version v10.0 build: 6.6.0.4084  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version v10.0 build: 6.6.0.4084 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.69% 

 

Rising Enterprise Security Management System

Windows 7 version 3.0.0.96  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 3.0.0.96 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.002% 
Diversity Test rate 78.70% 

 

Scanguard

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version 5.5.83   
Windows 10 version 5.5.83 
WildList detection N/A
False positive rate N/A 
Diversity Test rate N/A 

 

SecureAge SecureAPlus Pro

Windows 7 version 6.2.0  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 6.2.0 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.001% 
Diversity Test rate 99.90% 

 

SentinelOne Endpoint Security Platform

Windows 7 version 3.7.2.45  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 3.7.2.45 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.001% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Systweak Anti-virus

Windows 7 version 1.0.1000.10204 06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1000.10204
WildList detection 99.7%
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 100.00%

 

Tabidus United Endpoint Protector

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version Not tested  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.002% 
Diversity Test rate 99.17% 

 

TACHYON Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 5.0.0.57  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.0.0.57 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.79% 

 

TeamViewer Endpoint Protection

Windows 7 version 1.5.238835  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.5.238835 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.48% 

 

Tencent PC Manager

Windows 7 version 12.3.26609.901  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.3.26609.901 
WildList detection 100.0%
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.90% 

 

Total Defense Premium

Windows 7 version 12.0.0.251 SP1  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.0.0.251 SP1 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 98.97% 

 

TotalAV

Windows 7 version 5.5.83  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.5.83 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

TUXGUARD Endpoint Protection

Windows 7 version 1.0.1.41  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1.41 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

VIPRE Endpoint Cloud Business

Windows 7 version 11.0.7633  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 11.0.7633 
WildList detection 99.7% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.59% 

 

VirIT eXplorer PRO

Windows 7 version 9.1.78  06-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 9.1.77 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 55.33% 

 

Appendix 1: products not certified

The following products did not receive VB100 certification in this test:

  • Exosphere Endpoint Protection. A recurring product crash on both test platforms prevented us from taking precise measurements. For this reason, no certification is issued for this product in this test cycle.
  • SecureAge SecureAPlus Pro with offline settings. This product failed to meet the requirements for VB100 certification.

 

Appendix 2: testing notes

  • The CORE Antivirus product tested was a pre-release version.
  • Tabidus Technology’s United Endpoint Protector was tested only on Windows 10 as there is no Windows 7 version of the product.
  • Multiple products (Cynet 360, Defenx Security Suite, ITL Total Security, PCProtect and ScanGuard) were affected for a short period of time by a technical issue impacting the backend infrastructure they share. VB has received reasonable assurance that this technical issue would not have impacted end‑users. However, within the scope of the VB100 test, the products would have failed to meet the certification parameters. As the extent of the issue was confined to the VB100 test model, with no real-world impact, and was outside the control of the affected products, VB has decided that it would not be relevant to publish the resultant test data.

 

Appendix 3: sample set sizes

The Certification Set contained 2,029 malicious samples. The set of clean samples used for the false positive test contained 99,990 files, of which 29,107 were portable executable (PE) files. The set used for the Diversity Test contained 967 malicious samples.

 

Footnotes

1 The WildList is an extremely well-vetted set of malware recently observed in the wild by researchers: http://www.wildlist.org/.

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