Ad-Aware’s RAP Detection Score

by Erin on April 22nd, 2010 in Industry and Security News, Lavasoft Products.

Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware software was recently reviewed in Virus Bulletin’s April comparative test. The results show that Ad-Aware Pro’s Reactive and Proactive (RAP) test scores – which measures each program’s detection capabilities against new and emerging malware – place our software in the upper range among all the ranked anti-virus products, well above many of the top competitors.

Here’s a graph showing how Ad-Aware measured up –

(Thanks to Virus Bulletin for permission to use the graphic, above).

What exactly is a RAP detection score? RAP testing measures a product’s reactive and proactive detection abilities against the most recent malware that emerges every day across the globe – and puts the product’s heuristics and generic techniques to the test. According to Virus Bulletin, “RAP (Reactive and Proactive) testing provides deeper insight into products' ability to keep up with the flood of new malware emerging around the world…”

More information is available on Virus Bulletin’s website.