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University of Hamburg
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AntiVirus Scanner Tests December 2002

published January 29, 2003

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/2002-12/

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 2002-12
  3. Description of the files included in the test documentation
  4. Graphical representations
  5. Background, aims of this test
  6. Introduction: background, aims, development of VTC Tests
  7. Conditions which a scanner must fulfil in order to be tested
  8. Detailed description of VTC virus testing protocol
  9. Evaluation of results and Grading of DOS products
  10. Evaluation of results and Grading of Windows-98 products
  11. Evaluation of results and Grading of Windows-2000 products
  12. Comparison of W32 results and Grading of W32-Harmonic Behaviour
  13. Evaluation of results and Grading of Linux products
  14. Detailed results: DOS Boot, File, Macro and Script Virus and Malware Test Results
  15. Detailed results: Windows-98 File, Macro and Script Virus and Malware Test Results
  16. Detailed results: Windows-2000 File, Macro and Script Virus and Malware Test Results
  17. Detailed results: Comparison of 32-Bit (Win98, WinNT, Win2k) Test Results
  18. Detailed results: Linux (SuSe) File, Macro and Script Virus and Malware Test Results
  19. Problems and Bugs experienced during Tests
  20. Summary, Future Test Plans, and Final Comment
  21. "In-The-Wild" of PC Viruses (October 2001: Wildlist.org)
  22. List of scanners/versions, including info on producer
  23. Index of Testbeds
  24. Content of Testbeds
  25. List of Codenames for AV pProducts in VTC tests
  26. Disclaimer: About usage of this document

Last updated: January 30, 2003 KBru.