"Heureka-2" AntiVirus Tests March 2002

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  1. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    New AV test from antiVirus Test Center (VTC), University of Hamburg

    Highlights:

    "Concerning detection rates for macro viruses, both In-The-Wild and in zoo,
    AV products have improved their detection rates both generally and after
    first 3-month period significantly. But loss of detection quality in the
    second 3-month period is much stronger than before (the results for ITW
    viruses may be influenced to the small number of newly found viruses).

    Concerning zoo script viruses, detection rates are stable on an insufficient
    level.
    In comparing products, some behave "rather well". Over two 3-months periods,
    the following products behaves best (although they also need significant
    improvement):
                           DRW(DrWeb) and FSE(F-secure)

    Moreover, the following products behave best in the first 3-month period:

                      DRW, FSE, SCN(Mcafee) and AVX(bitdefender), INO(Inoculan,CAI).
         
    But as some testbeds were rather small, and as the loss in script viruses
    detection quality was so dominant, we decided NOT to grade any product
    in VTCs grading scheme. We nevertheless hope that AV companies do their
    best to improve the generic and heuristic detection mechanisms. And we
    strongly advise customers, to upgrade their products and signatures as
    often as possible.

    Detailed information about the test available from

    http://agn-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/vtc/en0203.htm

    Hmmm, For some reason I am having hard time linking their page to this post....


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  2. root

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    Thanks for the info. Always nice to see the AV of my choice (F-Secure) doing well in tests.
    I have two issues with F-Secure that I wish would be dealt with, but I don't hold out much hope.
    First, I wish it monitored pop3, with quarantine ability.
    Second, F-Secure orion seems to rarely update. It should either update more often or be replaced with another engine that does.
    I just hope F-Secure doesn't go the route of PC Cillin and add a bunch of garbage to it and slow it down.
    Too bad AVG doesn't seem to do better. A lot of my friends use it and believe they are well protected. I really hesitate to tell them, in my opinion, they have made a poor choice.
     
  3. Technodrome

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    Hi root

    As far as I know F-secures ORION engine is updated frequently:
    This is the info that shows up (as of today):

    F-Secure F-Prot - 2002-o4-16    3.09.507
    F-Secure AVP    -  2002-04-16    3.55.160.3210
    F-Secure Orion  -   2002-04-15    1.02.15

    Technodorme
     
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