Virus Bulletin, the international anti-virus software certification organization, has published the latest results for its VB100 tests, in which anti-virus products of Chinese security companies 360, Rising and Kingsoft gained certifications.
Virus Bulletin's report shows that the anti-virus product of 360 has great advantages for various indices. At the same time, though some of Kingsoft's products passed the tests, their performances were far from satisfactory. In addition, other products provided by Chinese security companies failed the tests.
VB100 implements tests on security software under both on-demand and on-access models. These products participated in the tests were being tested on Windows XP this time and the details results achieved by the three Chinese security companies varied.
During the tests of on-demand scanning of Worm viruses, complex polymorphic viruses, and trojans, the detection rates of 360's anti-virus software were 99.55%, 99.98%, and 97.01%, respectively; the detection rates of Rising's anti-virus software were 87.94%, 70.02%, and 54.05%, respectively; and the detection rates of Kingsoft Duba (senior edition) were 80.40%, 56.61%, and 11.02%, respectively.
During the tests of on-access protection against Worm viruses, complex polymorphic viruses, and trojans, the detection rates of 360's anti-virus software were 99.55%, 99.79%, and 96.54%, respectively; the detection rates of Rising's anti-virus software were 87.94%, 70.02%, and 29.18%, respectively; and the detection rates of Kingsoft Duba (senior edition) were 80.34%, 56.61%, and 10.81%, respectively.
VB100 also maintained its featured RAP Test, which includes reactive detection and proactive detection, this time. The RAP Test mainly aims to measure how quickly product developers and labs react to the steady flood of new malware and to gauge products' ability to detect new and unknown samples proactively, using heuristic and generic techniques. In this test, the detection rates of products of 360, Rising, and Kingsoft were 77.10%, 40.48%, and 24.00%, respectively.
Virus Bulletin's unique VB100 certification scheme claims to provide an unbiased picture of how anti-malware products fare in a competitive analysis. The stringent product testing methods combined with VB's commitment to reporting performances exactly as they are found makes the VB100 an award that vendors strive to achieve.