Virus Test Center
University of Hamburg
Computer Science Department

AntiVirus Scanner Tests April 2003

published April 30, 2003

Detailed information about the test, its methods and viral databases, as well as detailed test results are available for anonymous FTP download from:

Inside the ZIP file, you can find the following documents (which you can also read "online"):

  1. Latest Notes
  2. Executive Summary of Test Report 2003-04
  3. Description of the files included in the test documentatio
  4. Graphical Representations
  5. Background, aims of this test
  6. Introduction: background, aims, development of VTC Tests
  7. Conditions which a scanner must fulfil in order to be tested
  8. Detailed description of VTC virus testing protocol
  9. Evaluation of results and Grading of Windows-XP products
  10. Comparison of W32 results and Grading of W32-Harmonic Behaviour
  11. Detailed results: Windows-2000 File, Macro and Script Virus and Malware Test Results
  12. Detailed results: Comparison of 32-Bit (Win98, Win2k, WinXP) Test Results
  13. Problems and Bugs experienced during Tests
  14. Summary, Future Test Plans, and Final Comment
  15. "In-The-Wild" of PC Viruses (October 2001:
  16. List of scanners/versions, including info on producer
  17. Index of Testbeds
  18. Content of Testbeds
  19. List of Codenames for AV pProducts in VTC tests
  20. Disclaimer: About usage of this document

Last updated: May 6, 2003 KBru.