Software test for system and application protection against drive-by attacks and exploits

Lab MRG Effitas, known for its unusual methodology, often different from AV-C and AV-Test, presents the results of another software test to protect the system and applications against drive-by attacks and exploits . On the fourth page of the report, we find out that the test was sponsored by the SurfRight producer responsible for the development of HitmanPro.Alert 3.

Tested programs

  • Avast Internet Security 2015 10.2.2214
  • Bitdefender Internet Security 2015
  • EMET 5.2.5546.19547
  • Emsisoft Internet Security
  • ESET Smart Security 8.0.304.0
  • F-Secure Internet Security 2.15 build 361
  • HitmanPro.Alert
  • HitmanPro.Alert - this version will be designed by SurfRight developers based on information from MRG Effitas
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 (b)
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium
  • McAfee Internet Security 16.8.821
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Norton Security
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 8.0.1133

The tests were carried out in the virtual system Windows 7 Enterprise x64 + SP1. The basic security features of the system, so - Windows Defender and SmartScreen in Internet Explorer have been disabled. The following Java applications have been installed: Java, Adobe Reader 9.3.0, Flash Player (and for some Flash Player attacks, Silverlight 5.1.10411.0, Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514, 10.0.9200.16521, Firefox 33.1. 1 and 27.0, Google Chrome 38.0.2125.101, Microsoft Office 2010 with SP1. Windows updates have been turned off.

* Some tests have been repeated on other versions of programs - important from the point of view of CVE susceptibility.

12 sets of different exploits were used to test the effectiveness of protection against exploits, 16 different vulnerabilities (CVE) of the program were tested, exploits for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome were used, as well as real malware, including the Metasploit tool .

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