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HitmanPro scores "100" in AV-TEST Malware Detection Tests

"HitmanPro showed results that were above the industry average for the tested criteria"

Hengelo, The Netherlands, September 18, 2012 - SurfRight, a developer of tools that give users more control over their PC security, today announced the results of the HitmanPro static malware detection and removal tests, performed by the independent test organization AV-TEST. Commenting on these excellent results, Maik Morgenstern, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AV-TEST said "The static (Zoo) detection rate of HitmanPro is far above the industry average. The static detection of prevalent malware was also flawless. Both the detection and the remediation of active components is equal to the industry average. The remediation of further components is better than the industry average. Summarized, the product showed results that were superior to the industry average for the tested criteria."

Mark Loman, CEO of SurfRight explained "We asked AV-TEST to review HitmanPro for its protection and repair capabilities. For a relevant comparison, AV-TEST used the same test set as in their August bi-monthly Protection and Repair test. We were delighted to hear that HitmanPro performed above the industry average in the tested categories. For the 'Zoo' and 'Prevalent' static detection tests we supplied a PrivateCloud version of HitmanPro in order to keep the test sets within AV-TEST’s private network."

Mark Loman added "Testing antivirus programs is an extremely complicated and time consuming task. Over one hundred thousand new malware variants appear every day and the outcome of the review not only depends on the quality of the antivirus programs, but also on the chosen test set. HitmanPro excels at finding and removing what others miss and especially those threats that protect and hide themselves from other antivirus tools. Although the AV-TEST method does not include the category in which HitmanPro excels, the achieved test score in the other categories is a great result."

The table below shows the results of the HitmanPro test.

Description Industry
Average
Score
  1. DETECTION OF "ZOO" MALWARE - Standard Settings
    Samples used: 136,698
96% 99.53%
  1. DETECTION OF PREVALENT MALWARE - Standard Settings
    Samples used: 2,500
100% 100%
  1. FALSE POSITIVE TESTING (STATIC SET OF FILES)
    False positives (negative)
  • ... from Windows and Office installations (critical)
0.00%
  • ... from popular programs from major download sites (less critical)
0.01%
  1. SYSTEM DISINFECTION / REMEDIATION TESTING
Detection rate (detected files and/or registry values)
95% 98.21%
Disinfection rate (all active components)
88% 96.43%
Disinfection rate (all system changes and further components)
71% 82.14%
Notes: HitmanPro version 3.6.1.165
Operating system: Windows XP Pro, SP3


About AV-TEST
AV-TEST GmbH (www.av-test.de) is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.

About SurfRight
Founded in 2006, SurfRight (www.surfright.com) is an innovator of online security, focused on developing new applicable technologies to fight malware, spam, phishing and other forms of cybercrime. SurfRight has years of specialized experience in removing sophisticated threats that have silently embedded themselves on systems that were deemed safe. With millions of users globally, its HitmanPro product family includes content filtering and security solutions for computers and home networks.


 

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