Multiple virus scanning needed, says multiple scanning firm...

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  1. Prince_Serendip

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    Multiple virus scanning needed, says multiple scanning firm...

    More...http://online.securityfocus.com/news/559


    IMO, running two AV's might cause conflicts and false positives. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, really. That is not the smartest conclusion to be drawn from the study. The white paper can be found here
    I did not find F-Secure to be heads and shoulders above the competition and it employs 3 engines.
    Doctor Web, KAV, and Esset are noticibly missing from the test. Guess it would make Norton and McAfee look too bad.
    I thought GFI had better stuff in em.
     
  3. Paul Wilders

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    A matter of GFI.COM marketing - no more, no less. That's their perogative no doubt. Just ask some test organizations to test products x,y and z - and they will do so. Andreas Marx is IMHO quite trustworthy - thus no blame on the testers.

    I for one would look upon this in the right perspective - pure marketing.

    regards.

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  4. Prince_Serendip

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    Hi Paul!
    That's why I put this up. This is the same stuff we discussed last month. They are still trying to make it look legit! As you say, it is all about $$$!

    Does DCS have an AV yet? I bet if they did to AV's what they've done to trojans with TDS-3, they would put the rest to shame! :D
     
  5. Paul Wilders

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    Hi PS,

    I'm not sure what you are referring to here - in case it's the "pcflank comparison/test": there is a big difference: they tested various ATs on a very suspicous way, and ranked them. In this case, just a few AVs have been picked out to test.

    Well, as a comparison between the tested AVs, they might be right as well..

    ..that's what marketing usually is all about ;)

    Nope; sophisticated ATs a quite a different ball game. Personally, I do believe DCS will never enter the AV business.

    A different ball game as stated. Nevertheless, I'm sure DCS will be pleased to know you do have that much confidence!

    regards.

    paul
     
  6. controler

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    I think it is time to gather forces and prod sombody to get a legit test of all the AV products and include NOD 32 and F-PROT, The products never compared to the major brand names.
    All things should be considered, such as speed, detection rates, compressed-zipped-bound-mutilated.
    Then post the results for all to see. :D
    This would put to rest some of the debate but NEVER all debate.
    There will always be those that like one GUI over another.
     
  7. Technodrome

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    You will find some of tests for f-prot at http://www.av-test.com

    NOD32 doesn't enter these kind of tests(or any) because of the poor detection of zoo viruses and backdoor/trojan detection. (Marketing from eset).


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  8. controler

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    Hey Tech , How you doin? Are you saying NOD-32 is afraid to enter their software into AV tests because of some weaknesses is certain areas?
     
  9. Paul Wilders

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    Allow me to correct that statement TD ;)

    av-test.com (Andreas Marx c.s.) does have permission from Eset to test NOD32 in the meanwhile. If and when NOD32 will be tested, is up to av-test.com.

    btw: without any doubt NOD32 will not score highest in regards to backdoors/trojans: it's an anti-virus in the first place. IMHO one should rely on a separate stand alone resident running anti-trojan to cover both.

    regards.

    paul
     
  10. Technodrome

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    Yes! Wouldn't they or anyone else like to score top besides ITW VB 100 test!
    NOD32 is rather weak in regards to ZOO Virus Detection and Trojan/Backdoor.I am more concerned of ZOO viruses then Trojans and Backdoors. I want to see some more tests before I change my mind about what I said!

    P.S NOD32 posses strengths among others: Great Heuristics analyzer and almost perfect score in regards to ITW detection rate.

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    I am glad to hear that! I'd be glad if they scored very high in regards to zoo viruses. But we don't know if they will be included!Don't we?


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  12. Paul Wilders

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    Hi TD,

    ..unless we contact Marx, asking for the test bed used ;)

    regards.

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  13. Technodrome

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    I'd like that!!!
    We should ask! Its free! :D


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    The results from av-test.org regarding trojan/backdoor detection are useless. Their testset includes also non-trojans like clients or edit servers.

    wizard
     
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