Microsoft failed the antivirus tests from a well known testing firm and now they are vowing to improve their product and its performance. Receiving a failing mark is not exactly what we expected from Microsoft, since for a long time they have been known to deliver good service. Andreas Marx, CEO of AV Test security institute based in Germany said
“It’s a bit unusual, Microsoft failed gaining our certification for the tests and this means from our point of view that the protection offered by the product got lower results.”
Microsoft’s Endpoint protection and Security Essentials suite for personal computer users failed to detect 28 of the zero-day malware samples it was tested against. It was only able to detect 78% of the malicious files. This is clearly not acceptable to any user since this product should be able to protect them from ALL kinds of harm that would be caused to computers.