AV-Comparatives August 2005 Overview

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ....., Aug 27, 2005.

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  1. .....

    ..... Registered Member

    Seems IBK put the overview for the august on-demand test on his site.
    One suprise to me: Dr.Web only got the "standard" rating.

    To find them:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/ ->> Comparatives ->> Scroll Down ->> Click "To get an overview of the comparatives, we summarized them in tables. You can find them here."
  2. abhi_mittal

    abhi_mittal Registered Member

  3. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    I uploaded it already just to let you a bit mentally prepare on the upcoming release of the results :p
    Check the website again during next week.
  4. vee

    vee Registered Member

    thanks... care to give as a clue about: "* RAV and Sophos will be not included in any future tests."

    well RAV is obvious :), but Sophos?

  5. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    Sophos does no longer wish to get tested by us after this test, because it does not fit in their marketing strategy if I understood it correctly. I accepted to do not longer include them in future tests, as Sophos is not a home-user product like some others.
  6. vee

    vee Registered Member


    Thank you for the answer. Well it sounds fair, but still strange... (even business user products needs to be tested :rolleyes: ).

    Best regards and keep up the great work,
  7. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    I'm a little shocked about Dr.Web: november 2004 "advanced+", may 2005 "advanced", august 2005 "standard"...:eek:
  8. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    Dr.Web always got so far always "advanced" in the on-demand tests (!). this time is what not enough to get advanced, so I had to give to DrWeb "standard".

    @vee: i understand that someone could also think that it is because they do not score best, but i prefer to think that it is because they do not want to get compared against home user products.
  9. rothko

    rothko Registered Member

    first ADVANCED+ in the on-demand tests for both NOD32 and Bitdefender, looking forward to seeing the full results!
  10. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    I am surprised that AntiVir scored higher than Dr Web.

    Probably due to their recent big update of signatures?
  11. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    No, the last big update of HBEDV was ~4 months ago, mainly non-replicating malware. for hbedv it was this time enough to get advanced, for drweb not. hbedv is now better than drweb against non-replicating malware. And drweb better than hbedv against replicating malware.
  12. rothko

    rothko Registered Member

    NOD32 had a huge update just before the cutoff for this test, plus a tweak to the advanced heuristics - looks like it did the trick
  13. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Only one AV with the score "advanced+" in the period february 2004 till august 2005: Kaspersky.

    Not very surprising, but in spite of this: congratulations to Kaspersky Labs!*puppy*
  14. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    You will anyway be surprised about the results that KAV reached this time ;)
  15. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    For sure I will!:)
  16. .....

    ..... Registered Member

    Is that a good suprise or a bad suprise? :doubt:
  17. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Surprise, surprise!*puppy*
  18. Kye-U

    Kye-U Security Expert

    Curious to see how Kaspersky, NOD32 and Bitdefender did...
  19. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

    Dr.Web seems to have now a lower detection level...

    NOD32 and BitDefender are the surprises with the first ADVANCED+ :D

    AntiVir are doing a nice job! This detection and the incremental updates are great for a free AV...

    avast! always stay with the STANDARD and they didn't improve its detection :(

    By the words of IBK, it seems that Kaspersky had a worst detection that in the previous test, but maybe I'm wrong... :)

    Thanks for your work, IBK ;)
  20. hbkh

    hbkh Registered Member

    I continue to be amazed by BitDefender's progress... I mean 2-3 years ago I'm sure most of us won't have touched it with a ten foot stick. Now, for me atleast, I'd be proud to run it on any of my machines! :)
  21. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    do not try to interprete my words, i want to keep the results secret until they are released ;) so it will be a surprise for anyone; maybe it also helps to earn in the meantime some cents thru the google ads :p
    Avast improved, but not enough to get advanced.
  22. .....

    ..... Registered Member

    You can say weather its a good suprise or a bad one though :p
  23. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    IMO you are torture us with a satanic pleasure!;)
  24. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

  25. jg88swe

    jg88swe Registered Member

    Whoho thanks man :D

    Glad to see NOD32 and Bitdefender at the top but im chocked about DrWeb it's a awesom AV... hmm ohh well :eek: :rolleyes:
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