QUOTE: Running a static test on an antivirus product is extremely simple. You install the product, present it with many thousands of inert virus samples, and report how many it detected. However, that sort of test doesn’t reflect a user’s real-world experience. AV-Comparatives.org maintains an ongoing Whole Product Dynamic Test with the specific purpose of simulating a user’s real-world protection experience. Results from the August through November tests have just been released, and they contain some surprises.


AV-Comparatives Dynamic Test 2011