Ranking Response Times for Anti Virus Programs

Anti-virus researcher Andreas Marx of Av-Test.org has concluded an annual round of testing to see how well the various anti-virus programs responded to recent outbreaks of viruses and worms. The results appear to show that while the major anti-virus products are still having trouble keeping up with the massive glut of new malware, most are starting to do a better job.

Marx measured how quickly the anti-virus products responded with updates enabling them to detect variants of the largest 16 Windows worm outbreaks of 2005, including "Bagle," "Bobax," "Bropia," "Fatso," "Kelvir," "Mydoom," "Mytob," "Sober" and "Wurmark." Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 21st December 2005 9:59PM