The top performing AV products and XProtect results have been updated. Intego has added quite a few older malware signatures to their database as well as being able to detect the latest Leverage samples. These definition updates resulted in VirusBarrier 2013 jumping from 3rd to 1st place and VirusBarrier Express from 5th to 4th.
Panda antivirus got an overhaul and now looks identical to Intego’s Virusbarrier and jumped from version 1.5 to version 10.7.6. Since it uses the same signature database the results are the same. As Panda is now identical to Intego’s product (no idea why they use the same of everything just re-branded) only twice as expensive and without menubar service… I would not bother with Panda anymore so it has been moved to the “excluded from future testing” list because of these reasons. XProtect remains painfully ineffective against malware, even Janicab that has been around since June. I did hear today that Apple updated XProtect to block some of the latest IceFog samples, we’ll see how well in the next update.
I’m already working on the next update which will have more malware samples, including the latest IceFog. Thank you to those that submit samples and make suggestions 🙂
The latest PDF, as always, can be found here.
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