MS OneCare last in anti-virus tests – what’s the future
Austrian AV Comparatives Web site tested 17 AV products – including several free anti-virus programs as well.
Link to the test: www.av-comparatives.org/
(select ‘Comparatives’ and ‘On-demand comparative / February 2007′)
Microsoft’s Live OneCare was the only product receiving result under ‘Standard’ level and it detected only 82.4 percent of malware. There are many well known vendors with the result of 97.9 percent. And the winner received the result of 99.5 %.
OneCare’s detection of polymorphic viruses was poor as well, says the report.
This is not the only coverage test published, but AV Comparatives will release more similar tests later this year. We will see if the result will change.