Saturday, 3 October 2015

Kaspersky Wins Test Malware Removal

Anti-virus software must be able to not only detect malware, including the removal of an infection is part of a good working virus scanner. The Austrian test lab AV-Comparatives therefore decided to test 16 security packages to consumers on malware removal.

In total, were used for the test 35 different malware instances that had to remove the packages. These criteria include being sought for leave of executable files, MBR or registry changes, custom host files and programs that were disabled by the malware and after disinfection is still not working, like Windows Task Manager and the Windows Registry Editor.

The packages were evaluated for the simplicity with which the malware was removed, like removing normal mode, safe mode, using a rescue disk or calling the help desk to remedy the infection. Eventually, the virus could score up to 100 points. Kaspersky Lab sets with 93 points, the highest score down just before Avast (89) and Bitdefender (89). Sophos (72) and Threat Track Viper (65) put the lowest score down. Microsoft Windows Defender ends up with 80 points in the middle.

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