What are comparatives?

Some articles on comparatives, comparative:

Kaspersky Lab - Independent Assessments
... The anti-virus software testing group AV-Comparatives gave the Windows XP version of Kaspersky AV an "Advanced+" rating (its highest) in both its ... has almost passed all Virus Bulletin comparative tests since August 2003 (failed June 7, Dec 07 and June 8) ... In 2009 AV-Comparatives test, the Technical Release build of Kaspersky 2009 achieved a nearly 85% proactive detection rate, when including both heuristic analysis and HIPS ...
Windows Live One Care - Criticism
... AV-Comparatives.org also released results that placed Windows Live OneCare last in its testing of seventeen anti-virus products ... in a proactive/retrospective performance test conducted by AV-Comparatives ... AV-Comparatives.org, the test issuer, denotes that it had "very few false alarms, which is a very good achievement." The publisher also points out that ...
Webroot Software - Reviews
... the worst results out of 20 products tested by AV-Comparatives in the September 2012 File Detection Test of Malicious Software, both in terms of ... According to AV-comparatives, the "results and misses have been confirmed with several tests and also by the vendor" ... AV-Comparatives gave nine vendors, including Webroot, its highest award in its July 2012 Anti-Phishing Test, in which Webroot took 9th place among 18 products tested in regards to ...
K7 Computing - Awards
... K7 Total Security received Advanced+ Award from AV-Comparatives Performance test July 2011, overall winner for PC Mark performance test ... K7 Antivirus Plus is a overall winner of AV-Comparatives Performance test November 2011 K7 Total Security was awarded the winner of the Performance Test by AV-Comparatives for 2010 VB-100 ...
Securelist.com - Independent Assessments
... The anti-virus software testing group AV-Comparatives gave the Windows XP version of Kaspersky AV an "Advanced+" rating (its highest) in both its February 2008 on-demand ... In addition, Kaspersky has passed most of Virus Bulletin comparative tests since August 2003 (failing only 8 of 54 tests) ... In the December of 2011 version of AV-Comparatives' annual reports, Kaspersky Lab's software has achieved highest overall ranking and has earned the AV Comparatives' "Product of the Year" award for ...