No eye-opener here.
You won't find one anti-virus that catches everything, unless it is Bob's Magic Sheild.
Although I use AVG as Main AV & know it didn't find this test trojan (from http://www.misec.net/trojansimulator/) but still found the results interesting. Hope you will too.
VirusTotal is a free file analisys service that works using several antivirus engines.
Complete scanning result of "TrojanSimulator.exe", received in VirusTotal at 08.23.2006, 08:54:15 (CET).
Antivirus Version Update Result
AntiVir 18.104.22.168 08.23.2006 no virus found
Authentium 4.93.8 08.22.2006 no virus found
Avast 4.7.844.0 08.21.2006 no virus found
AVG 386 08.22.2006 no virus found
BitDefender 7.2 08.23.2006 Application.TrojanSimulator
CAT-QuickHeal 8.00 08.22.2006 no virus found
ClamAV devel-20060426 08.23.2006 no virus found
DrWeb 4.33 08.22.2006 no virus found
eTrust-InoculateIT 23.72.104 08.22.2006 Win32/TrojanSimulator!Not_a_Viru
eTrust-Vet 30.3.3034 08.22.2006 no virus found
Ewido 4.0 08.22.2006 Not-A-Virus.Test.TrojanSimulator
Fortinet 22.214.171.124 08.23.2006 W32/EICAR!tr
F-Prot 3.16f 08.22.2006 no virus found
F-Prot4 126.96.36.199 08.22.2006 no virus found
Ikarus 0.2.65.0 08.23.2006 no virus found
Kaspersky 188.8.131.52 08.23.2006 no virus found
McAfee 4835 08.22.2006 potentially unwanted program TrojSimul
Microsoft 1.1560 08.23.2006 no virus found
NOD32v2 1.1720 08.22.2006 Win32/TrojanSimulator
Norman 5.90.23 08.22.2006 remnant W32/TrojanSim.A
Panda 184.108.40.206 08.22.2006 Application/TrjSimulator
Sophos 4.08.0 08.23.2006 no virus found
Symantec 8.0 08.23.2006 no virus found
TheHacker 220.127.116.11 08.23.2006 Aplicacion_no_deseada
UNA 1.83 08.22.2006 no virus found
VBA32 3.11.0 08.22.2006 Joke.Trojan.Simulator
VirusBuster 4.3.7:9 08.22.2006 no virus found
File size: 345600 bytes
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Bit of an eye opener for me!