McAfee strives to earn top ratings and therefore the ranking and results as shown by AV-Comparatives are disappointing to McAfee. Especially since the test results appear to be in direct opposition to the test results published in key reviews around the world, as well as earlier tests from AV-Comparatives that used different testing methodologies.
It is important to remember that these detection tests are always a snapshot taken at a given point in time. Nevertheless, McAfee will continue to further its improvement of detection capabilities and make sure our products are leading edge and competitive in all reviews. To illustrate the effectiveness of McAfee’s security products, see also the AV-Comparatives report that was released a few months ago that measured performance and quality of anti-malware products from a more typical consumer use-case perspective.
According to this report, McAfee is one of the top security products. Based on the results in this test, McAfee’s 2011 products received the ADVANCED+ award--AV-Comparatives’ highest rating!
Below are few highlights from that AV-Comparatives report:
- McAfee achieved the absolute best score in the False Positives test: 0 False Positives. Compare this with Symantec (11) and Kaspersky (12). Trend Micro generated most false alarms of all tested products: 290!
- McAfee scored higher than both Symantec and Trend Micro with a detection rate of 96.8%, Symantec scored 95.5% and Trend Micro 94.4%. Kaspersky scored slightly higher (97%)
- McAfee outperformed all key competitors
On behalf of Marc Vos
Sr. Manager, WW Consumer Product Marketing