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AV Comparative Against Chinese Malware

May 10th, 2010 5 comments

As many of you already know, a large portion of today’s malware is created and/or distributed from China. With that in mind, chinese independent AV testing lab PC Security Labs, has published a comparative study of AV detection of chinese malware. The comparative can be downloaded from here in PDF format.

Panda Internet Security 2010 has done fairly good in this test, ranking first in both detection as well as overall score:
PCSL Chinese Malware 2010-05

The thing I like best about PCSL tests is that, unlike other tests out there, PCSL takes a unified look at the products tested. Not only does it look at static and dynamic (behavioural) detection, but also at static and dynamic false positives, combining everything into a single, unified, global score per product. Other tests only look at these different technologies separate from each other.

As some of you may remember we started taking part in PCSL’s main AV tests in November 2008 and so far we’ve achieved Excellent score in all the tests.
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More info @ PC Security Labs website or at the main published report at http://article.pchome.net/content-1116841.html (chinese only)