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Virus Bulletin Reactive and Proactive (RAP) testing

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Sunbelt Software’s VIPRE engine was among the top AV products for reactive and proactive detection in April in Virus Bulletin testing.

Virus Bulletin’s RAP Testing measures products’ reactive and proactive detection abilities against the most recent malware that has emerged around the world.

The test measures products’ detection rates across four distinct sets of malware samples. The first three test sets comprise malware first seen in each of the three weeks prior to product submission. These measure how quickly product developers and labs react to the steady flood of new malware emerging every day across the world. A fourth test set consists of malware samples first seen in the week after product submission. This test set is used to gauge products’ ability to detect new and unknown samples proactively, using heuristic and generic techniques.

Thanks to Virus Bulletin for permission to use the graphic.

Tom Kelchner


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