Unfortunately we have to post an update to our current findings. So far we checked the possible manipulation of our protection tests. This is what is being reflected in the posted statement.
We have now started to evaluate the possible manipulation of our performance testing. We have found strong evidence that another company, not Qihoo, is optimizing their product to do well in our performance test by excluding certain files and processes from checking. This is based on filenames and process names and can pose a security risk as well! We will check with AV-Comparatives and VB100 to verify our findings and will let you know as soon as we have the final data. UPDATE
Today, three of the world’s most renowned and trusted security testing bodies, AV‐Comparatives, AV-TEST and Virus Bulletin, stand united to censure a security vendor after finding the firm submitted products for comparative and certification testing which behaved significantly differently from those made available to its users and customers.
Read more here: http://www.av-test.org/fileadmin/pdf/VB-AVC-AVT-press-release.pdf