UPDATE: Following this announcement last week, we have just been awarded AV-Test’s ‘Best Repair 2014’ Award. Well done to everyone at Malwarebytes! More details here.
Original blog:I just wanted to take a minute to brag quickly about our performance in today’s annual AV-TEST removal and repair endurance test.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free is the only product, out of a total of 17 analyzed over a grueling 10-month long period, to achieve a perfect 100% score. We removed and repaired every single threat thrown at us.
AV-TEST created a variety of scenarios intended to simulate real user experiences between September 2013 and June 2014. Malwarebytes was tested against 30 different pieces of the latest malware in two separate situations, and asked to rip them off a Windows 7 machine.
Not only did we do this every single time, we also completely disinfected each system, not even leaving harmless file remnants.
Needless to say I’m very pleased with the results. It is good to see our Free product performing so well in a rigorous test and it’s a testament to how great our research team really is.
As a security company we are heavily weighted towards R&D, which pays huge dividends in the effectiveness of our products. The people who endlessly pick apart frustrating malware and those who use this intel to help us build better products, are the ones who really won this perfect score. Thanks guys!
Full links to the results are here, and the comparative performance table is below.
You can read the Lifehacker article here.