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AntiVirus Scanner Tests April 2000

Update / corrections as of June 14, 2000

Detailed information about the test, its methods and viral databases, as well as detailed test results are available for anonymous FTP download from:
ftp://ftp.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/pub/unihh/informatik/AGN/texts/tests/pc-av/2000-04/

Inside the ZIP file, you can find the following documents:

  1. Latest Notes
  2. Executive Summary of Test Report 2000-04
  3. Description of the files included in the test documentation
  4. Background, aims of this Test
  5. Introduction: background, aims, development of VTC Tests
  6. Conditions which a scanner must fulfil in order to be tested
  7. Detailed description of VTC virus testing protocol
  8. Overview tables
  9. Detailed results: DOS File Virus and Malware Test Results
  10. Detailed results: DOS Boot Virus Test Results
  11. Detailed results: DOS Macrovirus and Malware Test Results
  12. Detailed results: Windows 98 File, Macro and Malware Test Results
  13. Detailed results: Windows NT File, Macro and Malware Test Results
  14. Detailed results: Comparison of 32-Bit (Win98, WinNT) Test Results
  15. Evaluation of results, Grading
  16. Problems and Bugs experienced during Tests
  17. Summary, Future Test Plans, and Final Comment
  18. "In-The-Wild" of PC Viruses (October 1999: Wildlist.org)
  19. List of scanners/versions, including info on producer
  20. Index of Boot, File and Macro Virus Databases, both full and "In-The-Wild", Malware Databases, and Index of Non-Viral/Non-Malicous objects used in false-positive test (all pkZIPped)
  21. Disclaimer: About usage of this document

September 8, 2000 MK