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False Alarm Test September 2012

Date September 2012
Language English
Last Revision October 5th 2012

Appendix to the Anti-Virus Comparatives September 2012

Release date 2012-10-16
Revision date 2012-10-05
Test Period September 2012
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Platform/OS Microsoft Windows


This report is an appendix to the File Detection Test September 2012 listing details about the discovered False Alarms.

Tested Products

Test Results

1.Microsoft0none / very few FPs
2.ESET4 few FPs
4.Trend Micro7
5.Avira, Bitdefender, BullGuard10
6.Avast, Fortinet, Tencent11
9.F-Secure, PC Tools15
10.Sophos19 many FPs
11.AhnLab, Panda20
12.G DATA23
15.Qihoo109 crazy many FPs

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(October 2012)