Posted by: David Harley | March 2, 2014

AMTSO Feature Settings Checks Expanded

With a very muted fanfare, AMTSO has adjusted and expanded its web page for anti-malware feature settings by splitting it into two pages: the main page now links to  “Feature Settings Check for Desktop Solutions” and “Feature Settings Check for Android based Solutions“.

The Desktop Solutions page still links to the following tests:

  1. Test if my protection against the manual download of malware (EICAR.COM) is enabled
  2. Test if my protection against a drive-by download (EICAR.COM) is enabled
  3. Test if my protection against the download of a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) is enabled
  4. Test if protection against accessing a Phishing Page is enabled
  5. Test if my cloud protection is enabled

The Android links are as follows:

  1. Test if my protection against the manual download of malware is enabled
  2. Test if my protection against a drive-by download is enabled
  3. Test if my protection against the download of a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) is enabled
  4. Test if protection against accessing a Phishing Page is enabled

I haven’t looked at the new links, as I don’t have an Android device to test them with.

Feature testing is about checking whether your security product has specific features available and activated, and isn’t really related to the comparative testing that AMTSO mostly focuses on. Still, a lot of people seem to find tools like the EICAR ‘test’ file useful and reassuring.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World

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