• Panda detected 100% of malware scanned in the AV-Test report, in both private and In The Wild virus lists

Panda Internet Security 2010 has taken top spot in AV-Test’s Q2 report. It has also received the prestigious German laboratory’s certification, after passing -with above average scores- all protection, cleaning and usability tests as well as those designed to test the solutions’ ability to repair computers infected with malware.

In the protection test, Panda Internet Security 2010 achieved a score of 5.5 out of 6, as it did in the areas of cleaning and repairing computers infected with malware. The solution scored 5 out of 6 for usability.

In the first section of protection against malware infections, the most significant results came in the detection of the malware batch used by AV-Test as well as those in the ‘In the Wild’ list, where the solution detected 100% of samples. In the detection of 0-day malware attacks on the Internet, including Web and email threats, Panda Security scored 82%, 89% and 74% respectively in the three test months. In dynamic detection testing, Panda detected 81% of the samples used, way above the industry average of 63%.

Panda Internet Security 2010 also scored 100% in the detection and elimination of rootkits and hidden malware. In the section on cleaning and repairing computers infected with malware, Panda Security achieved 95% in the elimination of active malware components (according to the WildList), once again above the industry average.

In the usability section, the impact ratio of the antivirus on computer performance was 101 seconds, less than half the industry average of 251 seconds.

“These results illustrate the great detection capacity of Panda’s Collective Intelligence detection system” says Pedro Bustamante, Senior Research Advisor at Panda Security. “More significantly, this detection power has no impact on users’ computers, as scanning and the classification of malware takes place in the cloud”.

“At AV-Test.org, we have tested all products with all update functionality and ‘in the cloud’ protection enabled, so no product updates were frozen,” said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-Test.org. “This way, the products had to demonstrate their ‘real world’ capabilities using all components and protection layers in realistic test scenarios”.

Andreas Marx also spoke about the performance of the Panda solution during the tests:

“Panda Internet Security showed impressively high results for the static and dynamic detection of new malware.”

“The detection and removal of actively running stealth malware such as rootkits was no problem for Panda Internet Security, but (it was) for many other reviewed products.”

“We tested not only the protection against known and unknown malware, but also the removal of critters which had previously infected the system. Panda Internet Security received 5.5 out of 6.0 possible points in these two categories, the highest scores achieved by a program during this exhaustive review.”

“Not only the protection against and removal of new malware was very high, but at the same time Panda Internet Security had less impact on the system from the usability point of view”.

“Panda Internet Security was one of only three products tested in this thorough review which was able to receive 16 out of 18 possible points, the highest scores achieved during this test, which was performed over a period of 12 weeks”.