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University of Hamburg
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AntiVirus Scanner Tests April 2001

published on May 31, 2001

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/2001-04/

Inside the ZIP file, you can find the following documents (which you can also read "online"):

  1. Latest Notes
  2. Executive Summary of Test Report 2001-04
  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. Evaluation of results and Grading of DOS products
  9. Evaluation of results and Grading of Windows-NT products
  10. Evaluation of results and Grading of Windows-98 products
  11. Evaluation of results and Grading of Windows-2000 products
  12. Evaluation of results and Grading of Linux products
  13. Detailed results: DOS File Virus and Malware Test Results
  14. Detailed results: DOS Macro and Script Virus and Malware and Exotic Virus Test Results
  15. Detailed results: DOS Boot Virus Test Results
  16. Detailed results: Windows-98 File, Macro, Script and Exotic Virus and Malware Test Results
  17. Detailed results: Windows-NT File, Macro, Script and Exotic Virus and Malware Test Results
  18. Detailed results: Windows-2000 File, Macro, Script and Exotic Virus and Malware Test Results
  19. Detailed results: Comparison of 32-Bit (Win98, WinNT, Win2k) Test Results
  20. Detailed results: Linux (SuSe) File, Macro, Script and Exotic Virus and Malware Test Results
  21. Problems and Bugs experienced during Tests
  22. Summary, Future Test Plans, and Final Comment
  23. "In-The-Wild" of PC Viruses (April 2000: Wildlist.org)
  24. List of scanners/versions, including info on producer
  25. Index of Testbeds
  26. List of Codenames for AV pProducts in VTC tests
  27. Disclaimer: About usage of this document

Last updated: June 2, 2001 KBru.