I just ran a few tests using Bitdefender Total Security 2014. The results are as follows..
1) Autopilot Mode
2) User Mode
3) Maximum Settings
All tests produced the same result.
COMODO Leaktests v.220.127.116.11
Date 8:56:19 AM - 2/17/2014
OS Windows Vista SP0 build 9200 1. RootkitInstallation: MissingDriverLoad
Protected 2. RootkitInstallation: LoadAndCallImage
Protected 3. RootkitInstallation: DriverSupersede
Protected 4. RootkitInstallation: ChangeDrvPath
Vulnerable 5. Invasion: Runner
Protected 6. Invasion: RawDisk
Vulnerable 7. Invasion: PhysicalMemory
Protected 8. Invasion: FileDrop
Vulnerable 9. Invasion: DebugControl
Protected 10. Injection: SetWinEventHook
Vulnerable 11. Injection: SetWindowsHookEx
Vulnerable 12. Injection: SetThreadContext
Protected 13. Injection: Services
Vulnerable 14. Injection: ProcessInject
Protected 15. Injection: KnownDlls
Protected 16. Injection: DupHandles
Protected 17. Injection: CreateRemoteThread
Protected 18. Injection: APC dll injection Protected 19. Injection: AdvancedProcessTermination Protected 20. InfoSend: ICMP Test Protected 21. InfoSend: DNS Test
Vulnerable 22. Impersonation: OLE automation
Protected 23. Impersonation: ExplorerAsParent Protected 24. Impersonation: DDE
Vulnerable 25. Impersonation: Coat Vulnerable 26. Impersonation: BITS
Protected 27. Hijacking: WinlogonNotify Protected 28. Hijacking: Userinit
Vulnerable 29. Hijacking: UIHost
Protected 30. Hijacking: SupersedeServiceDll
Vulnerable 31. Hijacking: StartupPrograms Vulnerable 32. Hijacking: ChangeDebuggerPath
Protected 33. Hijacking: AppinitDlls
Vulnerable 34. Hijacking: ActiveDesktop
Personally, I would not use any vendor's protection test script or rely on their analysis of same either. Why? Because they have too much to gain by showing your (ahem...) current vulnerabilities. In fact, the results might want to make you run and switch to Comodo or Bitdefender real quick; yes? Maybe even invest in a Pro version too! Now, on the other side, AMTSO gets paid by all participating vendors to conduct their independent testing. So, there is no possible "conflict of interest" to stop them from providing you with reliable (and unbiased) test results.
Last edited by my2cents; 17 Feb 2014 at 09:43.
Edit: Additionally, I see nothing wrong with asking to pay for a product which in return will provide you with better security. The time & resources needed to create a product needs to be compensated somehow.
Please go here to learn more about independent (and impartial) leak testing:
Introduction to Firewall Leak-testing - www.matousec.com
They even provide independent test results based on their test criteria as well.
So, what's the difference between the AMTSO tests and (let's say) your Comodo tests?
The AMTSO tests are basically design to make sure you can keep malware from ever becoming resident on your PC; whereas, leak tests are designed to make sure that if you contract malware, it gets isolated and never has the chance to go outbound from your PC. So, my logic is that if it passes all 5 AMTSO tests, it can't get in so why do I have to worrry about it ever getting out? Please understand that I am not downplaying that added protection; however, it usually comes with a price in slower performance and increased resource utilization (eg, CPU occupancy). Moreover, I have tried several of those "learning firewalls" in the past and I really grew tired of "educating those programs" to my usual habits. Armour and Comodo were the worst way back when but things may have improved by now. Anyway, to each their own; however, for me (and my surfing habits), Avast 2014 and the standard Windows firewall is all I need to protect my PC. BTW, I have never been infected so that's why I never participate in any malware removal discussions. I have no experience in that area.
Good luck to all when making a decision regarding how much protection they really need.
Yes, another site which offers free testing tools. Does anyone care to share some results?
Edit: Thanks for the rep, my2cents
Ok. I've been trying to get to this. Now I have to take my fiancé to the dentist as an emergency. I'll be back in a few.....
Welcome back my2cents!