Ad-Aware Pro Earns Prestigious VB100 Award!

by Lina on August 11th, 2010 in Industry and Security News, Lavasoft Products.

We are very proud to announce that Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware Pro has been awarded the prestigious VB100 award.

In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin’s August 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.

This time, 54 popular anti-virus products participated in the test that was conducted on a Windows Vista Business Edition platform.

Ad-Aware neutralized 100% of the viruses from Virus Bulletin’s “WildList” collection and caught nearly every one of the samples of trojans, worms, bots and polymorphic threats. With a Reactive and Proactive (RAP) score of 89.3%, Ad-Aware out-performed the vast majority of software tested. The results show that Ad-Aware Pro’s  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.

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