antivir's number of virus definition

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by shek, Jul 9, 2005.

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  1. shek

    shek Registered Member

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    According to the , ~snipped direct link to comparative results - snap~ the antivir's number of virus definition was 97143 (VDF 6.29.0.107, 02/06/2005). To my surprise, today the number increases to 191598 (VDF 6.31.0.179, 07/09/2005).

    My question is whether antivir change their way to count the number. If they do add so many definitions in, does anyone do any test to prove the improvement?

    Best regards,

    shek

    Sorry shek, but as requested by AV-Comparatives, only a link to their home page is allowed, so I have removed the direct link in your post. For the comparative results for February 2005, clicking on the "online results" link on the main site, http://www.av-comparatives.org/ then under the Comparatives, see #5. to view the "On-demand comparative for February 2005" - snap
     
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  2. IBK

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    I still do not see a big improvement correlated to virus definitions number. Maybe I will see the improvement in the August test. At the moment I can only guess that they changed the way to count the number. Also BDFs number increased a lot, but I see there a bit higher improvement.

    http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/WhitePapers/PUPCounts-0305v1.pdf
     
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