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On Windows 7 (or Vista) I use

  unlimited administrator's account (58.03%)

  limited administrator's account (16.5%)

  common user's account (13.68%)

  nothing (I do not use Win 7/Vista) (14.06%)

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Proactive Security Challenge

Testing levels





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Level 3

The product has to score at least 50% in the tests on this level to pass it.


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Tests


Autorun16
Test type: Autorun test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Autorun16 checks whether a malicious software can ensure its code to be persistent in the system by changing the machine wide registry settings of the Command Processor.

Autorun24
Test type: Autorun test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Autorun24 checks whether a malicious software can ensure its code to be persistent in the system by replacing the path to Task Manager in the registry.

Autorun31
Test type: Autorun test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Autorun31 checks whether a malicious software can ensure its code to be persistent in the system by copying itself into the current user's startup folder.

Autorun4
Test type: Autorun test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Autorun4 checks whether a malicious software can ensure its code to be persistent in the system by installing itself into the system registry so that Windows Explorer runs the malware next time the current user logs in.

AWFT3
Test type: Leak-test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: AWFT3 tests whether the tested product allows to inject a malicious code into Windows Explorer.

AWFT4
Test type: Leak-test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: AWFT4 finds out if it is possible to bypass the tested product by infecting Windows Explorer with a malicious code that spawns and manipulate the Internet browser in order to access the Internet.

DNStester
Test type: Leak-test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: DNStester tries to determine whether the tested product filters DNS queries from an untrusted process.

FileRep1
Test type: Self-defense test
Scoring: At least one of the tested product's processes or components is not loaded, is damaged, is limited to do its job, or does not work properly after the reboot – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: FileRep1 checks whether the tested product protects its files against malicious replacing with another file.

Kernel1
Test type: System integrity test
Scoring: Driver is loaded - 0%; Driver is not loaded - 100%.
Description: Kernel1 checks whether malicious software can load driver to the operating system kernel.

Kill3f
Test type: Self-defense test
Scoring: At least one of the target processes or threads was terminated – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Kill3f attempts to terminate the tested product's processes by sending them all possible types of windows messages.

Kill4
Test type: Self-defense test
Scoring: At least one of the target processes or threads was terminated – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Kill4 finds out whether the tested product allows malicious programs to create threads in the the product's processes.

Kill7
Test type: Self-defense test
Scoring: At least one of the target processes or threads was terminated – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Kill7 tests whether the tested product allows to inject a malicious DLL into its processes.

RegSet1
Test type: Self-defense test
Scoring: At least one of the tested product's processes or components is not loaded, is damaged, is limited to do its job, or does not work properly after the reboot – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: RegSet1 checks whether the tested product protects its registry values against malicious corruption.

SSS2
Test type: Other
Scoring: Failure (an unwanted user logout or a system shutdown were not prevented) – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: SSS2 attempts to initiate a system shutdown.

Suspend1
Test type: Self-defense test
Scoring: At least one of the target processes or threads was suspended – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Suspend1 checks whether the tested product allows an untrusted process to suspend the product's threads.

Thermite
Test type: Leak-test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Thermite tests whether the tested product is able to block attempts to manipulate a running instance of the default browser in memory.

Wallbreaker2
Test type: Leak-test
Scoring: Failure – 0%; Success – 100%.
Description: Wallbreaker2 attempts to misuse Windows Explorer to access the Internet server. The Windows Explorer process is started using an unusual sequence of system calls.


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Result table

In the following table 100 represents the 100% result and 0 represents the 0% result. Other values are displayed as rounded whole numbers. The last two columns summarize the product's score on this level and whether it passed this level or not.


 
Product I. Autorun31 I. AWFT4 I. Kernel1 I. Kill7 I. Suspend1 ScoreResult
II. Autorun24 II. AWFT3 II. FileRep1 II. Kill4 II. SSS2 II. Wallbreaker2
III. Autorun16 III. Autorun4 III. DNStester III. Kill3f III. RegSet1 III. Thermite
III. II. I. III. II. I. III. II. I. III. II. I. III. II. I. III. II. -
avast! IS 100 100 0 100 0 0 0 0 100 0 100 100 0 0 100 0 0 41%FAILED
BitDefender IS 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 0 100 100 100 88%PASSED
CA ISS 2011 0 100 0 100 100 100 0 100 100 0 0 0 100 100 0 100 100 59%PASSED
CIS 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100%PASSED
Dr.Web 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 100 100 100 0 0 100 0 0 29%FAILED
Jetico v2 100 100 0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 100 100 100 100 88%PASSED
KIS 2012 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 100 100 100 100 94%PASSED
Malware Defender 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 94%PASSED
NIS 2012 0 0 0 0 100 100 100 0 0 0 100 100 100 0 100 100 0 47%FAILED
OSSS 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100%PASSED
Outpost SS Free 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100%PASSED
Outpost SS Pro 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100%PASSED
PC Tools IS 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 94%PASSED
Privatefirewall 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 94%PASSED
Rising IS 100 100 0 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 100 100 0 100 0 100 100 76%PASSED
ZoneAlarm ES 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 0 100 0 100 100 100 0 100 100 0 76%PASSED

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Levels