The European Expert Group for IT-Security (EICAR) has, as part of its initiative EICAR Minimum Standards, certified the first IT-security testing lab. AV-Comparatives (http://www.av-comparatives.org), based in Austria, satisfies all of EICAR’s standards.
This Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis report is supplementary to AV-Comparatives’ main report, already published, of the September 2015 File-Detection Test. No additional testing has been performed; rather, the existing test result have been re-analysed from a different perspective, to consider what impact the missed samples are likely to have on customers, according to telemetry data of Microsoft.
Microsoft commissioned this supplementary report. This report is a prototype customer-impact report; improved versions might be provided for future File-Detection Test reports. In this report, customer impact is measured according to prevalence. Essentially, some malware samples pose a greater threat to the average user than others, because they are more widespread. An impact heatmap can be found on http://impact.av-comparatives.org
More information can be read also in this Microsoft blog post.
AV-Comparatives released their latest Performance Test Report for Windows security products und Microsoft Windows 10. 19 products were tested regarding their impact on system performance. But keep in mind: Protection is much more important than speed!
AV-Comparatives releases an appendix report for its False Alarm Test done during the File-Detection Test. The False Alarm Test report contains details about the false alarms encountered by the various products, such a the affected programs, the detection names and the supposed prevalence (according to various telemetry data sources). You can download the appendix False Alarm Test report of September 2015 as PDF here.
We released the Malware Removal Test 2015! We have tested the removal capabilities of 16 security products for Windows. Read our report to see how the participating products fared in this test. You can find it here.