12 virus scanners for Windows in the test!

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  1. Technodrome

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    German magazine c't with help from Gega IT Solutions, did extensive antivirus test on 12 products:
    AVG anti-virus 6.0
    AntiVirPersonal edition
    Anti-virus kit 11Professional
    Dr. Web
    FP Win 5.12
    F-Secure
    Kaspersky personnel
    McAfee virus
    CAN 6.0
    Norman virus Control 5.12
    Norton anti-virus
    Panda anti-virus Platinum
    PC cillin 2002

    Testing technique:
    on demand itw
    on access itw
    Heuristic (3 months old signatures)
    Heuristic (6 months old signatures)
    archives support (win)
    archives support (unix)
    mails (on demand and access)
    etc

    To see full achievement of the each product follow this link(table):
    http://216.239.39.120/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=de7Cen&u=http://www.heise.de/ct/02/13/176/tabelle.shtml&prev=/language_tools


    direct(without translation): http://www.heise.de/ct/02/13/176/tabelle.shtml


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  2. JacK

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    <<<<<hello Technodrome ;)

    http://www.av-test.org/online/sites/os03.php3?js=1&test=2002-01&p=1

    Here the last full tests from Andreas Marx (University of Magdeburg and Manager from Gega).

    Best regards,

    JacK
     
  3. Tinribs

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    FP-Win 5.12? is this a german only version as mine is 3.12?
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    It's the "Pro" version; have a look here. Coming with a price tag ;)

    regards.

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  5. Technodrome

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    Hi Jack

    This one is newer(c't magazine) ! Andreas Marx didn't publish this one yet! ;)


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  6. Technodrome

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    FP-Win 5.12 pro is the same as 3.12a(english)! German 3.xx doesnt have 3.12a features! Kind of confusing... :rolleyes:


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  7. SKA

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    English table too huge for my 17" screen <g>- ne1 can translate summaries as to which AVs came out on top &
    on what points ?

    Thanks
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  8. TAG97

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    GDATA must be very please. :blink: :blink: :blink:
     
  9. Technodrome

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    Scroll it or change your screen resolution...Or wait till http://www.av-test.com publishes results on their site!


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  10. Technodrome

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    Maybe, but AVK 11 Pro missed some ITW viruses on access! Good Heuristic analyzer is result of using KAV and RAV engines. Both av products developed very good Heuristic analyzer!


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  11. TAG97

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    Being a DrWeb user I notice it didn't perform too well in the test :( So I have two questions: Number one is I didn't notice the date of the test. Does anyone know when the test took place? Number two is what version of DrWeb was tested?
    Regards
    Tim ;)
     
  12. Technodrome

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    In May 2002!
    4.28

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  13. wizard

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    I do not like the c't review (a lot of mistakes and misunderstandings in it). After reading the review I had a lot of open questions. The heuristic test from Andreas Marx is IMHO useless. It indicates nothing because:

    It is based on the assumption that the av programs are not updated over a certain time but this is an absolute unrealistic approach. And the second thing is that good av programs also update their heuristics to keep on track with new malware and improving detection capabilities. The only thing you can learn from this test is that you have to keep updating your av software but this is not really something new.

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  14. UNICRON

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    word.
     
  15. root

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    Is that your final word? :cool:
     
  16. controler

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    Tried out Anti-virus kit 11Professional today

    Not impressed at all. The scan engine is the slowest I have ever seen.
    I would not own a program you can't minimize to the tray.
    How this one rated so well on AV-Test.Org amazes me...
    Now will try some others. Disgusting NOD-32 doesn't have a trial.
     
  17. Loki

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    Hi controler,

    NOD32 has a 30 day trial.
     
  18. controler

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    Ok I am trying it out :D
    like to see my own scan speed results with all set to default

    Thanks Loki
     
  19. Technodrome

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    By using two top notch engines:
    1. Kaspersky
    2. RAV

    Detection rate counts. ;)


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  20. UNICRON

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    just practicing my rapper-slang for "I agree"

    Final word? not likely
     
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