As antivirus programs cope with infected files?

Chinese laboratory PCSL (PC Security Labs) has published the results of the test, which tested the effectiveness of the treatment of infected files 34 antivirus programs. Test on the Windows platform 8 x 64 was conducted in February this year.

Survey methodology was not complicated. Testers have prepared 17 different infected files. Then the prepared system installed on default settings, antivirus program, updated it to the latest signature database and you scanned the file. The program was intended to remove malicious code from a file.

Tested software:

The program Manufacturer Version
360 Antivirus Qihoo 360
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + Lavasoft
Ahnlab V3 Internet Security AhnLab (Build 1607)
Avast Free Antivirus AVAST 2015.10.0.2208
Avg Antivirus Free AVG 2015.0.5645
Avira Free Antivirus Avira
Baidu Antivirus Baidu
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus BitDefender
Dr.web Security Space Dr. Web 10.0
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Emsisoft
Escan for Windows Micro World 14.0.1400.4640 DB
Eset Smart Security ESET 8.0.304.1
FortiClient Fortinet
F-Secure Internet Security F-Secure 14.115 build 100
Hitmanpro Surfright
IKARUS antivirus IKARUS 2.7.30
Immunet Protect Cisco
K7 Ultimate Security K7 14.2.0257
Kaspersky Internet Security Kaspersky (b)
KingsoftDuba Kingsoft 2015. SP 0.5.012210
NANO Antivirus NANO Security
Norton Security Symantec
Psafe Total Psafe
Quick Heal Antivirus Pro Quick Heal 16.00 (
Tencent PC Manager Tencent 10.7.16059.213
Total Defense Total Defense
Trustport Antivirus Trustport
Unthreat Antivirus Scandium Security
UtilTool Antivirus UtilTool 3.3.67
VIPRE Antivirus ThreatTrack
Windows Defender Microsoft 4.0.9200.16384
Zonealarm Free Antivirus + Firewall Check Point

The results of the

Quick Heal 17.0
Kaspersky 16.5
Microsoft 16.5
Check Point 16.5
Qihoo 360 16.0
Baidu 16.0
Dr. Web 16.0
ESET 16.0
AVAST 15.5
Symantec 15.5
Total Defense 15.5
Lavasoft 15.0
BitDefender 15.0
Psafe 15.0
Trustport 15.0
AhnLab 14.5
G DATA 14.5
Tencent 14.5
Scandium Security 14.5
MicroWorld 14.0
K7 14.0
AVG 13.0
Kingsoft 12.5
ThreatTrack 12.0
Avira 11.0
NANO Security 10.5
Emsisoft 8.5
Fortinet 8.5
F-Secure 8.5
Surfright 8.5
UtilTool 8.5
Cisco 6.5

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