So, You Think You Know Your Heuristics From Your Polymorphs?

Whats your internet security knowledge like?

Are you an expert or someone who knows nothing?

Time to find out…


If you head over to you can find a short test which will assess your ‘Malware IQ‘ by putting you through 20 questions.

I found the test to be both fun and a little tongue in cheek (see the question about what heuristics means for instance).

Once finished you will be given your score out of 20 – I got 12 – but answered a couple wrongly on purpose simply because some of the other answers just sounded so much better than the correct responses!

Can you better my score? Can you get 20 out of 20? Enter your boasts (or total failures) in the comments box below!

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


  1. After unsuccessfully clicking on the image above and wondering why I couldn’t answer the question, I finally managed to make it to the website and take the test.

    12 out of 20.

    Yep, need more coffee at this hour!

    Mikko I am not.

  2. Interesting little test, just had to take it. Managed to get the very important ones correct, didnt answer one for some reason, answered wrong on a couple also just to see what it would say. All said and done – 9 out of 20,, thats bad, lol.

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