7 January 2013 | Category: Software
It's the second time in a row that Microsoft's anti-virus software has failed to earn certification from AV-Test.
AV-Test is a world leading and highly respected software security lab. Their recent round of security tests which included the likes of Norton and McAfee found that Microsoft Security Essentials did not pass the necessary tests for protection against viruses and usability.
Microsoft have responded to the test results on it's companies blog this morning. Joe Blackbird, Program Manager for Microsoft Malware Protection Center didn't dispute the results, but did claim that only 0.0033% of it's users were effected by the virus and malware samples used in the study.
He also suggested that independent test labs struggle to emulate the real world threats to computer security.