VB100 certification report - August 2020

VB Test Team

Virus Bulletin

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Introduction

Since the inception of the VB100 certification scheme in 1998, both the threat landscape and the products tested by the scheme have evolved, but the VB100 award remains relevant – providing a stamp of quality and competence for anti-malware products that satisfy a minimum standard of detecting malicious executables that have recently been seen in the wild, while blocking few to no legitimate programs.

This report details the VB100 certification results of 43 anti‑malware products from 36 different vendors during July and August 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 08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.5.22410
WildList detection 100.0%
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.74% 

 

Adaware Antivirus Free

Windows 7 version 12.7.1055.0  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.7.1055.0 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Adaware Antivirus Pro

Windows 7 version 12.7.1055.0  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.7.1055.0 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

AdSpider

Windows 7 version 2020.07.09-7.84909  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.07.03-7.85004 
WildList detection 99.8%
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 98.55% 

 

AhnLab V3 Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 9.0.63.3  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 9.0.63.3 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 99.61% 

 

Arcabit AntiVirus

Windows 7 version 2020.07.09  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.07.05
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Avast Free Antivirus

Windows 7 version 20.5.2415  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.5.2415 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 100.00%

 

AVG Internet Security

Windows 7 version 20.5.3130  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.5.3130 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

CORE Antivirus

Windows 7 version 1.0.33.0  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.33.0 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Cynet 360

Windows 7 version 8.3.62.8  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 8.3.62.8 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 99.47% 

 

Defenx Security Suite

Windows 7 version 1.7.0.5  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.7.0.5 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.47% 

 

Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Windows 7 version 2020.7.2.10280  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.7.1.10275 
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  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 14.0.1400.2228 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.74% 

 

ESET Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 7.1.2053.0  08-20.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  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 13.1.21.0 
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  08-20.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  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 4.0.2.23116 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Exosphere Endpoint Protection

Windows 7 version 1.5.22.1  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.5.22.1 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Faronics Anti-Virus

Windows 7 version 4.21.3102.484  08-20.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 32.30.0  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 32.30.0 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.74% 

 

Fortinet FortiClient

Windows 7 version 6.2.7.0984  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 6.2.7.0984 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

G DATA Antivirus

Windows 7 version 25.5.6.20  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 25.5.6.20 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.47% 

 

Hammock AssetView

Windows 7 version 12.0.0.1036  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.0.0.1036 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.001% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

IKARUS anti.virus

Windows 7 version 3.1.16  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 3.1.16 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Intego AV

Windows 7 version 1.0.0.0 (20200610)  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.0.0 (20200610) 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.47% 

 

ITL Total Security

Windows 7 version 1.0.0.16  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.0.16 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

K7 Total Security

Windows 7 version 16.0.0639  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 16.0.0640 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.87% 

 

PCProtect

Windows 7 version 5.5.83  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.5.83 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.47% 

 

Qi-ANXIN Endpoint Security Management System

Windows 7 version v10.0 build: 6.6.0.4086  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version v10.0 build: 6.6.0.4086 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Rising Enterprise Security Management System

Windows 7 version 3.0.0.96  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 3.0.0.96 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.004% 
Diversity Test rate 83.31% 

 

Scanguard

Windows 7 version 5.5.83  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.5.83 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.47% 

 

SecureAge SecureAPlus Pro

Windows 7 version 6.2.1  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 6.2.1 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.009% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Systweak Anti-virus

Windows 7 version 1.0.1000.10447  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1000.10447 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

TACHYON Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 5.0.1.32  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.0.1.32 
WildList detection 99.6% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

TeamViewer Endpoint Protection

Windows 7 version 20.5.1  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.5.1 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Tencent PC Manager

Windows 7 version 12.3.26609.901  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.3.26609.901 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.61% 

 

TotalAV

Windows 7 version 5.5.83  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.5.83 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Total Defense Premium

Windows 7 version 12.0.0.251 SP1  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.0.0.251 SP1 
WildList detection 99.8% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.74% 

 

TUXGUARD Endpoint Protection

Windows 7 version 1.0.1.46  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1.46 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

United Endpoint Protector

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version N/A  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.002% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

VIPRE Endpoint Cloud Business

Windows 7 version 12.0.7874  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.0.7874 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

VirIT eXplorer PRO

(See notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version 9.2.17  08-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 9.2.17 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.001% 
Diversity Test rate N/A

 

Appendix 1: products not certified

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

  • SecureAge SecureAPlus Pro with offline settings. This product failed to meet the requirements for VB100 certification.

 

Appendix 2: testing notes

  • Tabidus Technology’s United Endpoint Protector was tested only on Windows 10 as there is no Windows 7 version of the product.
  • The Diversity Test results for VirIT eXplorer PRO were invalidated due to technical issues on both test platforms.

 

Appendix 3: sample set sizes

The Certification Set contained 1,678 malicious samples. The set of clean samples used for the false positive test contained 99,999 files, of which 29,211 were portable executable (PE) files. The set used for the Diversity Test contained 761 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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