AV-Comparatives PUA November 2009 Award

AV-Compariative has completed testing of Kingsoft Internet Security 9 Plus for their Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) Test in November 2009. The focus of this test was on the detection of grey area malware.

The first PUA test contained 750,297 individual samples that cover adware, spyware, and rogue software gathered between January 2009 and October 2009. Not all security products include detection for this grey area malware. Sixteen products were tested and set on the highest detection settings (except for Sophos and F-Secure, per their own request), and put to the test.

Here is the chart of missed samples in percentage points from the test:

AV-Comparatives November 2009 Test Missed Samples in Percentage Points

Here is an excerpt from the original article:

The results seem to suggest that the best antivirus applications that regularly rank highly in general malware tests are not necessarily as good at anti-adware, antispyware, and antirogue detection. That said, all 16 products detected at least 85 percent of the threats, which is respectable. Overall, we can say that the detection rate of PUAs is similar to the detection rate of general malware.

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