I have some friends that have found some new antivirus programs Vipre from Sunbelt Software is one, and I would like to test it against other antivirus programs like Norton's, Kaspersky, McAfee and others. I would be willing when I have completed these test post the results.
The main thing I would like to know is how you would feel would be the best way to go about the test. Should I infect the VM first then install the AV, or install the AV then install some viruses?
What would you suggest as far as viruses I should use in the test?
Is there a place I can download x number of viruses so that way I can install and when the AV say "Found and removed 10,200 viruses" I can then say ppppppffffttttt there are 120,000 on there loser program next.
What I want to do is not only test how many it finds, but how long it takes and what system resources it takes up.
I also heard its better to test live viruses then simulated signature's that if you use signatures the AV will pass over them more so then a live.
Any help and input would help would be appreciated.