bitdefender adding lots of defenitions now!!!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by clansman77, Apr 21, 2005.

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  1. clansman77

    clansman77 Registered Member

    i just made an observation about bitdefender,i dont know whether i am wrong.its just my observation..

    bitdefender is adding lots of defenitions right now per update. today the total defenitions are 141368,while for kaspersky its 126020 today with xbases.. about 1-2 months ago when bitdefender defenition count reached 100000,kaspersky had about 112000 or has surpassed kaspersky now..

    today i got an update of 1400kb containing about 1500 defenitions.(in 2 days)
    so its good news..considering the unpacking support it has and the wide database now it possess and the forthcoming hive technology regarding heuristics,i think bitdefender is coming to the top spot..

    hope that they also correct some update problems experienced by some of our users..

    also can somebody confirm this?has anybody noticed this??
  2. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    Yes, they are adding lot of stuff they missed in the last February test of av-comparatives. If they continue this way, they will score quite good in August.
  3. Nika

    Nika Registered Member

    me notic too, BitDefender doin good.
  4. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    I don't buy this... if the results are related to the sheer number of signatures, compared to Kaspersky, then Bitdefender will probably score more than 100%.. KAV reached 99.65 %, Bitdefender got to 94%. So with 15 % more signatures uhhhmmm. There must be some other factor to influence the effictiveness of a scanner, right?
  5. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

  6. Grumble

    Grumble Registered Member

    I have noticed bitdefender adding many new definitions for weeks now, particularly trojans and trojan downloaders. Not a scientific observation, but a casual one, whenever I check on new KAV & BD defs added to GData AVK the BD ones generally seem to be more.
  7. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

    My only hopes is that they improve their free scanner. No services for On demand scanner.
  8. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    I have been noticing that the partial implementation of HIVE has helped BD a lot at jotti's with "behaveslike" detections.

    If this is what a partial implementation can do, the full HIVE is going to be wonderful!

    The full HIVE heuristics engine can even intercept system calls.

    Firecat :D
  9. Firefighter

    Firefighter Registered Member

    Just now BitDefender 8.0 Std by passed Ewido (1638/1755) against my 1755 trojanlike samples, scoring 1647/1755, ten more than two days ago. Total scoring now 3400/3665 and against "Common PC Protection" level, without riskware, 3200/3378 (94.7 %), not bad. Already 22 detections more than McAfee VSE 8.0i with ASPy module had two weeks ago in "Common PC Protection" level.

    Best regards,
  10. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Well, BD's turning out to be great!!!! I'm sure more inclined now to BD than NOD.....Hmm...
  11. Howard

    Howard Registered Member

    There has also been a significant increase in the frequency of BitDefender updates with GDATA AVK, not as frequent as the KAV updates (more or less hourly), but much, much closer.
  12. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Once HIVE is fully implemented, I'm sure many people will want GDATA AVK.....:)
  13. Firecat

    Do ya ever think you will be able to make up your seem to be
    swayed almost hourly.......he he he
  14. GregoryHarie

    GregoryHarie Guest

    That also could be a good thing. Means all the AV companies are competing.
  15. rothko

    rothko Registered Member

    :D i was just about to post the same thing commment 'Just wondering'!

    one minute he is Bitdefender, then he is NOD32, the cat can't make up his mind!! Come to the NOD32 camp, its great over here - we have everything you need, and never have cause to complain!!
    The problem is, you wait for something new to come out, then it comes out, and then there is always something newer on its way soon after...that's the beauty/annoyance of computing!

  16. Happy Bytes

    Happy Bytes Guest

    Yes correct.
    I remember the times when firecat was a betatesting Arcavir fan....
    What's about this?
    Arcavir isnt't that bad - it has just messed up with fileextensions during last VB test - otherwise it's looking good so far for arcavir!
    Heuristics could be improved, but hey, atleast arcavir has a better heuristic than symantec, trend and even kaspersky. Regarding Kasperksy i'm not speaking about generic detections like RDbot-based - only heuristics.

    Firecat is a nice guy, but doesnt have a deep knownledge about antivirus technologies therfore he is unsure what to use/what to buy.
  17. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    For now, its gonna be what is currently being, i.e. ArcaVir.

    Hehe...and dont worry, I still am an ArcaVir fanboy :D

    OK...I think its time to go download an AT. Thats all I need alongside ArcaVir.

    ArcaVir lacks some professional tests. Thats why I feel a bit unsure of it.

    Firecat :D

    Now, do any of you know where stormbyte (Mariusz) is? I need to ask him a few questions (about ArcaVir of course :D)....About the 2006 beta :)

    Dont worry this is final :)
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2005
  18. Diver

    Diver Registered Member

    In the last AV Comparatives test several AV publishers showed a very large improvement in detection percentages. I guess they have relized that people read and make purchasing decissions based on those tests.

    Some of this may also be an awakening to the fact that a lot of the most dangerous malware is no longer self replicating. A few AV publishers have taken the position that a program has to be self replicating to be a virus and deserve a place in its signature database.

    The question is whether Bitdefender is simply playing catch up from a known selection of malware, or are they going to be maintaining their AV with the latest and greatest malware signatures.

    My conclusion is this is a good development, not just at Bitdefender, but also for Eset and Symantec. It would be nice if the spread in detection performance among major AV's becomes smaller than it has been in the past.
  19. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

    Thanks for that.... Mariusz said, "It was more then incorrect settings. Right now I'm not at liberty to say anything about it..."
  20. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    in fact, just now I PMed Mariusz a bug report.....the betatesting days are not over yet! :D
  21. SDS909

    SDS909 Registered Member

    Interesting.. BitDefender was on my shortlist of AV's I really liked. However I encountered some bugs and software issues with it. But I did find it exceptionally light - almost as light as Dr.Web.

    If they continue to improve it, I might be tempted to try it out. I notice many people change AV's at the drop of the hat. I tend to stick with the same one - as long as it does the job and is super lightweight and never conflicts with anything, i'm happy. ;-)
  22. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Well I have decided to stick to my current AV you know......
  23. Graystoke

    Graystoke Registered Member

    I can relate to what has been said about Firecat. I'm probably a salesman's dream come true. :D

    I think I have tried and/or purchased just about every AV out there. I have a terrible time making up my mind. o_O At the moment I own two AV licenses. BitDefender and NOD32. I'm getting tired of switching back and forth. I'm going to have to make up my mind or go completely insane. :p Of course my wife believes I've already reached that stage. :D
  24. clansman77

    clansman77 Registered Member

    now within 2 days 3400 defenitions added!!!
  25. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member


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