Are there heuristics tests on competitors?

You can find some tests on the Internet, such as the Clementi comparatives of antivirus software:
http://www.av-comparatives.org
The testers switch constantly between regular tests and retrospective tests.

However, the validity of such test scenarios is not that high, because they use three month old engines to scan the newest forms of malware. All the producers of antivirus software update their engines regularily. In the mean time, the malware authors have grown to be very quick and adapt their malefic code even faster than the year before. So three months is already an eternity.

Affected products

  • Avira Antivirus Pro - Business Edition [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Created : Tuesday, September 11, 2007
  • Last updated: Friday, October 9, 2015
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