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Emsisoft Awarded VB100 certification in April 2019 tests

Christian Mairoll

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Independent certification body Virus Bulletin recently released the results of their latest rounds of VB100 tests. Once again, we’re happy to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware aced the tests and walked away with a perfect score!  

What is the VB100? 

The VB100 is a certification test designed to evaluate the detection capabilities of antivirus software.  

To perform the tests, each antivirus product is installed on a physical computer or virtual machine with specifications you would expect to find on a business PC. The products are installed with default configurations on a clean, dedicated instance of Windows. Each test is performed on two different systems, one running Windows 7, the other running Windows 10.  

The security products are then exposed to a range of malicious samples taken from various malware sets, including: 

  • The WildList set: A set of a few thousand samples curated by the WildList Organization.
  • The AMTSO RTTL: The Real-Time Threat List is a continuous feed of 1,200-3,000 new samples collected by malware experts around the world and managed by the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization.
  • The Diversity set: A set of 1,000-2,000 recent malware samples. 

The products also scanned a subset of 100,000 files taken from the clean sample set, which is a collection of 400,000 non-malicious files.

To achieve VB100 certification, a security product had to be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Identify at least 99.95 percent of malicious samples.
  • Generate no more than 0.01 percent false positives.

How did we do? 

We’re delighted to report that Emsisoft Anti-Malware achieved a perfect score in every category. Our flagship software identified 100 percent of the 2000+ malware samples used in the tests while generating zero false positives along the way, earning it VB100 certification. 

We’re pleased to see Emsisoft Anti-Malware excelling in test conditions, and we’ll continue working hard to provide the best malware protection on the planet! 

About Virus Bulletin

Virus Bulletin a security information portal, testing and certification body based in the UK. VB100 certification tests are designed to assess the detection capabilities of endpoint security solutions. A product that has been awarded VB100 certification can generally be trusted to provide a certain level of protection against malware.

Click here to see the full report, or click here to have a look at some of the other awards we’ve won in the past.

Have a good (malware-free) day!

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