Awards Guide for Proactive Antivirus Protection Test (March 2009, June 2010)

Following the testing, the best-performing antivirus solutions received awards based on the following criteria: 

Platinum Proactive Protection Award
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The Platinum Proactive Protection Award was awarded if an antivirus product detects more than 80% unknown malware with zero false alarms.
Gold Proactive Protection Award
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The Gold Proactive Protection Award was awarded if an antivirus product detects more than 60% unknown malware with false alarms level up to 0.1% (1/1000).
Silver Proactive Protection Award
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The Silver Proactive Protection Award was awarded if an antivirus product detects more than 40% unknown malware with false alarms level up to 0.5% (5/1000).
Bronze Proactive Protection Award
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The Bronze Proactive Protection Award was awarded if an antivirus product detects more than 20% unknown malware with false alarms level up to 1% (1/100).