Good news, and from a good source!

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by STV0726, Dec 10, 2011.

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  1. STV0726
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    Howdy folks!

    Not "the results" we have been waiting for - detection rates - but definitely good news coming from a source we know we can trust! This helps back up the passmark performance test that was done previously!

    http://www.av-comparatives.org

    In summary: Webroot SecureAnywhere earns an Advanced+ rating from AV-Comparitives for performance in system activities such as file copying, archiving, downloading files, etc. Take note that while many products have earned Advanced+ and scored well, Webroot still holds the advantage of being smaller and lighter than all of them! :)

    Congratulations Webroot & Prevx Team!

    Edited by PrevxHelp to de-link the direct PDF as requested by AV-C
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  2. PrevxHelp
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    Thanks! :thumb: I do wonder how that many products scored that closely, though. Other reviews which have occurred quite recently show a much wider spread:

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...virus_programs_reviewed_and_compared?page=0,4

    Boot time slowdown (seconds):

    Webroot 0
    ESET 5
    McAfee 5
    Panda 7
    Avast 9
    Avira 9
    Kaspersky 12
    Bitdefender 10
    AVG 16
    Norton 16


    File Transfer (6 GB) slowdown (seconds):

    Webroot 0
    McAfee 0
    Avast 0
    Avira 0
    AVG 2
    ESET 3
    Bitdefender 3
    Kaspersky 3
    Norton 5
    Panda 8

    And in case someone hasn't seen the PassMark review which includes Webroot: http://www.webroot.com/shared/pdf/Webroot_SecureAnywhere_vs_antivirus_competitors_27Sept2011.pdf

    I believe they're in the process of reviewing the 2012 versions of some of the included AVs as well as they weren't available when the report was first made.

    But Advanced+ in AV Comparatives is never a small feat, and I'm looking forward to their malware testing results (which I believe come out once every two months now) :thumb:
  3. volvic
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    I can't find the report .... please give a direct address?
  4. Triple Helix
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    Triple Helix Prevx Forum Helper

    We can't post the Direct link but have a look at this page:

    From AV-C
    http://www.av-comparatives.org (Performance Test Anti-Virus December 2011 at the top right under Latest Reports)

    HTH,

    TH
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  5. STV0726
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    Whoops...very sorry about accidentally linking directly to the PDF.
  6. PrevxHelp
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    PrevxHelp Prevx Moderator

    No worries! :)
  7. STV0726
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    Heh...so here's the thing...it's kind of funny and I will be the first to admit that it is NOT intended in ANY way to be considered fully reputable and solid results, but I have performed my own malware test on Webroot SecureAnywhere.

    I have carefully documented everything that happened, allowed Webroot to do what it does best based on how I know the product operates, and compiled a PDF report.

    Can I share it? WSA scored really high in my test. :D
  8. PrevxHelp
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    I don't see why not :)
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  10. Techfox1976
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    I don't remember the thread, but it's been indicated numerous times that WSA does not care about simulators at all.

    So if they are using the newest, but capabilities are completely determined by the key code presented to the program, what capabilities are set on the key code they used? Is it even a valid key code or is it going to end up making things not actually work?

    Honestly, there is nothing at all that is 100%, but really, the "FAIL FAIL FAIL" just helps display MRG's lack of professionalism. Combined with everything else I have seen about them, I just continue to not trust a single thing they do.
  11. Thankful
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  12. Techfox1976
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    6th place out of 18 while ramping up the new system. Not bad.
  13. PrevxHelp
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    PrevxHelp Prevx Moderator

    Thanks for the post :) As they mention in the PDF, we've corrected the cleanup issues now, and as a side note, our support team will always manually fix any malware infections we can't clean, free of charge.
  14. Triple Helix
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    That's the great thing why I always used Prevx and now WSA if there is a malware issue the support team will always help clean your system! th_gif-Thumbs-up.gif

    TH
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    comment;

    And
    http://malwareresearchgroup.com/201...broot-secureanywhere-antivirus-november-2011/

    So You are right ;)
  17. opcode
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    Regarding that MRG flash test where they used 50 samples on WSA, 23 of which went undetected....

    Wouldn't all of them have been detected if they had simply modified the heuristics to "Warn when new programs execute that are not trusted"?
  18. PrevxHelp
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    Yes, that would block all of them :)
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