News: Microsoft's OneCare Fails Vista AV Tests

sdy284 - February 4, 2007 11:04AM in Operating Systems
Microsoft's own anti-virus software was one of several Vista-compatible programs that failed to sniff out all the malware currently loose in the wild, a noted testing publication said Friday. "Virus Bulletin," a U.K.-based publication whose VB100 tests are considered one of the benchmarks of the anti-virus industry, put 15 Vista programs up against January's WildList, a dynamically-updated master list of all viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malware currently spreading. Five failed the test, including Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5 and McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.1i. "They missed viruses on the WildList," says John Hawes, the technical consultant at "Virus Bulletin," and the one in charge of the VB100 testing. "To receive the VB100, they have to detect every virus.