OFFICIAL SECURITY BLOG
August 29, 2012 | BY Adam Kujawa
You might not be aware of this but Anti-Malware and antivirus software gets tested every year along with other similar security software. The purpose of these tests is to identify which product is the best at detecting malware. This process involves a third party organization using up-to-date versions of the software and running them all against the same malware. Many times this involves testing against older malware. However, MRG Effitas, uses Zero-Day malware to perform their tests and included Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on the list of tested applications!
So why are we so excited about coming up in the top 5? Well there are a few reasons:
The test itself is performed using Zero-Day malware, meaning malware that had only been in the wild for a day or less. When you think about how quickly malware evolves and produces new variants or versions, which usually include new and unique methods of avoiding detection, you really want an Anti-Malware solution that detects the newest threats on the same level as antivirus powerhouses like Kaspersky. If you want to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to its full potential, be sure to keep it frequently updated and if you can, purchase the full version to get even more protection and keep your system safe by blocking malicious websites and actively protecting your system from malicious process operations.
We definitely want to share the credit with our users and loyal community, without them we would not be here. Malwarebytes was born of the community continues to be part of it as long as we exist. We promise to continue doing whatever we can to protect, inform and educate whoever seeks to keep the internet a safe place. Read my blog “Malwarebytes Wants You” to find out how you can join the fight against malware and bring Malwarebytes up to #1.