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Author Topic: Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification  (Read 1233 times)

erikts

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Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification
« on: November 30, 2012, 12:39:25 AM »
I use MSE on home netbook for the last two years.

German lab downgrades Redmond after zero-day detection rates slide

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Another security software testing organisation, Virus Bulletin, says Security Essentials’ performance is sufficient to justify its VB100 rating, which can only be attained by software that “prove[ s] it can detect 100% of malware samples listed as 'In the Wild' by the WildList Organization” without generating any false positives.

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 11:57:58 AM »
I do wonder how they weigh the scores to reach only 1.5/6.0 in the 'protection' category? If you look at the raw numbers, it should have scored (69+64+90+90+100+100)*6/600, or 5.13...
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« Last Edit: December 05, 2012, 04:14:17 AM by f0dder »

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials loses AV-TEST certification
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 09:30:44 PM »
Yes, I notice that.  :o Aside of those AV tests, my setup has not experienced any infection yet and it is stable in my low-powered netbook.