That percentage is the same as Avira's, but Avira spent 15 minutes wiping out these static, never-launched malware samples.
Trend Micro Antivirus Security eliminated 94 percent of these samples at this stage, which is quite impressive.
NOD32's aggregate score, 8.8 of 10 possible points, is quite good. Quick Heal Anti Virus Pro 17 also earned 8.8 points, but that score is based on just two of the five labs that reported on NOD32.
That's quite good, considering that the average scan time for current products is more than 45 minutes.
On subsequent scans, NOD32 skips scanning programs that it already identified as safe, which dramatically cuts down the scan time.
The custom scan lets you choose which local and network drives to scan, and choose whether to scan the boot sector and operating memory.
A full scan of my standard clean test system with NOD32 took just over 20 minutes.
Along with Kaspersky and Norton, NOD32 received AAA certification.
As for the RAP (Reactive and Proactive) test by Virus Bulletin, NOD32's score of 84.56 percent beats the current average.
That's good, but Kaspersky and Bitdefender received Advanced in all five tests.
The tests run by researchers at MRG-Effitas are a little different from the rest.
On my test system, a repeat scan finished in just 30 seconds.
All the testing labs that I follow include NOD32 in their regular evaluations, and it earns good scores from most of them.
Those that do more than the minimum receive an Advanced or Advanced certification.