VB100 certification report - December 2020

VB Test Team

Virus Bulletin

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Introduction

The VB100 certification scheme provides 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 41 of such products from 36 different vendors during November and December 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://ww.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.

 

Upcoming test changes

As part of planned updates to the VB100 test in 2021, we will be retiring testing on the legacy Windows 7 platform, effective from January 2021.

We are introducing this change because the relevance of Windows 7 has diminished greatly in recent years, and the platform reaches end-of-life in January 2020 – as a consequence of which, a growing number of tested products either lack support for this platform, or struggle to perform properly on the legacy operating system. We expect the retirement to have negligible impact on the relevance of the VB100 reports.

 

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  15.0.24600 12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version  15.0.24600
WildList detection  100.0%
False positive rate  0.000%
Diversity Test rate 99.90% 

 

Acronis True Image 2021

Windows 7 version Version 2021 build 32010  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version  Version 2021 build 32010
WildList detection  99.9%
False positive rate  0.000%
Diversity Test rate  99.80%

 

Adaware Antivirus Free

Windows 7 version 12.10.55.0  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.10.55.0 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

Adaware Antivirus Pro

Windows 7 version 12.10.55.0  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.10.55.0 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

Ad Spider

Windows 7 version 2020.11.10  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.11.10 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

AhnLab V3 Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 9.0.63.3 (b 1614)  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 9.0.63.3 (b 1614) 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Arcabit AntiVirus

Windows 7 version 2020.11.10  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.11.10 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.80% 

 

Avast Free Antivirus

Windows 7 version 20.9.2437  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.8.2432 
WildList detection 100.0%
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

AVG Internet Security

Windows 7 version 20.9.3152  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.8.3147 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

CMC Malware Detection and Defense

Windows 7 version v1.8.2020 build 80  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version v1.8.2020 build 80 
WildList detection 100.0%
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

CORE Antivirus

(see notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version N/A  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.57.0 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Cynet 360

Windows 7 version 5.4  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.4 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

CyRadar Endpoint Detection and Response

Windows 7 version 1.0.0.56  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.0.56 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.70% 

 

Defenx Security Suite

Windows 7 version 1.7.3.1  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.7.3.1 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

 

Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Windows 7 version 2020.11.0.10501  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 2020.11.0.10501 
WildList detection 100.0%
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.80% 

 

eScan Internet Security Suite for Windows

Windows 7 version 14.0.1400.2228  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 14.0.1400.2228 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.80% 

 

ESTsecurity ALYac

Windows 7 version 4.0.2.23116  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 4.0.2.23116 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

Exosphere Endpoint Protection

Windows 7 version 1.5.22.1  12-20.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  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 4.21.3102.484 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.80% 

 

FireEye Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 32.30.13  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 32.30.13 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

Fortinet FortiClient

Windows 7 version 6.2.7.0984  12-20.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 25.5.8.14  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 25.5.8.14 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

IKARUS anti.virus

Windows 7 version 3.2.4  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 3.2.4 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Intego AV

Windows 7 version 1.0.1.7  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1.7 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

K7 Total Security

Windows 7 version 16.0.0658  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 16.0.0658 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

PCProtect

Windows 7 version 5.5.83  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.5.83
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000%
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Private Internet Antivirus

Windows 7 version 1.0.1.6  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1.6 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Qi-ANXIN Tianqing Endpoint Security Management System

Windows 7 version 6.6.0.4086  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 6.6.0.4086 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.80% 

 

Rising Enterprise Security Management System

Windows 7 version 3.0.97  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 3.0.97 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.001% 
Diversity Test rate 99.10% 

 

Scanguard

Windows 7 version 5.5.83  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.5.83 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

SecureAge SecureAPlus Pro

Windows 7 version 6.4.0  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 6.4.0 
WildList detection 99.5% 
False positive rate 0.010% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00% 

 

Systweak Anti-virus

(see notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version N/A  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1000.10853 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.90% 

 

TACHYON Endpoint Security

Windows 7 version 5.0.1.33  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 5.0.1.33 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.001% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

TeamViewer Endpoint Protection

Windows 7 version 20.9.1  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 20.9.1 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

Tencent PC Manager

Windows 7 version 12.3.26609.901  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.3.26609.901 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.80% 

 

TotalAV

Windows 7 version 5.5.83  12-20.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 12.0.0.298 SP3  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.0.0.298 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.50% 

 

TUXGUARD Endpoint Protection

(see notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version N/A  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.0.1.60 
WildList detection 100.0%
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate N/A

 

United Endpoint Protector

(see notes in Appendix 2)

Windows 7 version N/A  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 1.2 
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 100.00%

 

VIPRE Endpoint Cloud Business

Windows 7 version 12.0.7874  12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 12.0.7874 
WildList detection 99.9% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 99.80% 

 

VirIT eXplorer PRO

Windows 7 version 9.3 12-20.jpg
Windows 10 version 9.3
WildList detection 100.0% 
False positive rate 0.000% 
Diversity Test rate 71.50% 

 

Appendix 1: products not certified

All products achieved VB100 certification in this test.

 

Appendix 2: testing notes

  • CORE Antivirus gained VB100 certification based on measurements taken on Windows 10 only.
  • Systweak Anti-virus gained VB100 certification based on measurements taken on Windows 10 only.
  • Tabidus Technology’s United Endpoint Protector gained VB100 certification based on measurements taken on Windows 10 only.
  • TUXGUARD Endpoint Protection gained VB100 certification based on measurements taken on Windows 10 only and, due to a technical failure, the Diversity Test results for this product were invalidated.

 

Appendix 3: sample set sizes

The Certification Set contained 1,401 malicious samples. The set of clean samples used for the false positive test contained 100,000 files, of which 29,168 were portable executable (PE) files. The set used for the Diversity Test contained 1000 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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