Emsisoft wins Advanced+ at AV-Comparatives File Detection Test


EmisoftWhenever independent test lab AV-Comparatives conducts its File Detection Test of Malicious Software, you can count on two things.

  1. Lots of malware
  2. Emsisoft detecting most – if not all – of it.

99.3% blocked

This time around, there were 126,335 malware samples, and Emsisoft Anti-Malware blocked 99.3% of them. That’s earned us yet another AV-C Advanced+ Award. More importantly, though, it’s given our users just one more reason to trust Emsisoft for consistent protection against an ever-growing world of threats.

Very few false positive scares

Something else you can count on? Malware being scary. That’s why Emsisoft products are designed to warn and protect you ONLY IF the threat is real. AV-Comparatives’ latest File Detection test has also proven that Emsisoft Anti-Malware produces ‘very few’ false positive scares. How few was ‘very few’? 4, to be exact. That’s 30 times less than the product that came in last, at 120 false alarms. That’s also the difference between a product that can confidently discern between malicious and benign and one that will leave you second guessing yourself the next time you download a file you weren’t too sure about in the first place. The full September 2014 File Detection Test of Malicious Software results are available for download here.

Slideshow: “The Internet Is A Dangerous Place”

The most frightening thing about it? Malware authors are continually improving and inventing new threats. Today, most users who get infected don’t even realize it – and when they do, they’re left wondering how and why.



Check out Emsisoft’s Cybersecurity Awareness slideshow. Share some malware insights with your readers and shed some light on the scariest parts of the web and what’s motivating today’s cybercriminals.