Choosing your security application

by Andy on January 24th, 2012 in Comment.

Lavasoft has just received a VB100 award from Virus Bulletin ranked among the top applications in the detection chart: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/latest_comparative/index. We’re pretty happy!


In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin’s latest issue, Ad-Aware achieved one of the top results for malware detection. Virus Bulletin independently tests anti-virus products and those products which pass the tests are awarded the VB100. The test review covers a range of criteria, including detection rates, design and usability, and performance.


Ad-Aware Total Security detected 100% of the viruses from the “WildList” collection and 99.6% of trojans, worms, bots and polymorphic threats. With a Reactive and Proactive (RAP) score of 97.2% Ad-Aware scored in the top 5 of 54 applications tested. The results show that the 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.

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For more information about Virus Bulletin’s test methodologies, check their website.

At Lavasoft, the challenge is demonstrating that Ad-Aware can do what you expect it to do and is among the best applications, not just anti-malware, but also anti-virus. A good way to do that is to have independent, third parties test Ad-Aware, so we're going to keep doing submitting to credible test organisations and publishing the results.

However, having received the VB100 award, it raised an interesting question - given the choice of anti-malware apps, how do you choose which one to use?


We’re curious about this, so let us know what you think. If you feel like participating, go over to our Facebook page and let us know.