McAfee Internet Security and Trend Micro Fail the AV-Test Virus-Killing Test?

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By Lowell Heddings on August 19th, 2010

It was just the other day that Microsoft Security Essentials got the VB100 award, and now they’ve passed the AV-Test one again—along with a lot of other vendors. Their blog post led us over to the AV-Test results, which gave us a very interesting fact…

That’s right, McAfee Internet Security 2010 and Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2010 both failed the tests—the former on failure to clean up infections, and the latter on failure to prevent them in the first place. Interesting! Here’s a screenshot of the test, but you can click through to see the whole thing.

AV-Test.org [via Windows Blog]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/19/10
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