Why the difference in test results?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by msingle, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. msingle

    msingle Registered Member

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    ICSA Labs has given AVG Pro their thumbs up for over a year. However, Virus Bulletin has failed it like 5 out of the last 6 tests or something like that.

    What's going on? Why the difference? Who's right and who's wrong?

    Thanks.
     
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    To Msingle from Firefighter!

    As many others have said, money talks!

    "The truth is out there, but it hurts"!


    Regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  3. msingle

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    I know that companies have to pay to be tested by ICSA and that's why ZoneAlarm isn't listed as certified because they don't pay.

    But if it's the money that's screwing with the results why does ICSA fail some programs?
     
  4. meneer

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    Being a newbie too, I am bothered by the difference within the ICSA certification. I don't get it:

    http://www.icsalabs.com/html/communities/antivirus/notes/tr0302.shtml.htm

    There are several products (Avast and Sophos) that fail or pass for exactly the same version, release and sig date and test date.
    I guess I am missing the point here, but it seems to me that the coincidence of testing a few minutes too late results in a different score :eek:
     
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