AV-Comparatives (February 2009)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Creer, Mar 22, 2009.

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  1. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Hi,

    new On-demand comparative is available:
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    This is the authorized link.
     
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  2. firzen771

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    sweet, thx for posting it :D and wow, their site looks a lot better now.

    Avira had very nice detection rate as always :D
     
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  3. kjdemuth

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    Wow. Whats up with mcafee? Haven't seen them in the top 5 in quite some time.
     
  4. Thankful

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    I believe this is the first time false positives are impacting ratings for on-demand reports. Avira, Avast!, and BitDefender negatively impacted.
    Another great job by IBK and colleagues!!
     
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  5. firzen771

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    tbh, i really dont care about FP's, i can deal with them. maybe not the average user, but its fine with me.
     
  6. funkydude

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    Congratulations Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky and ESET :thumb:

    Special congratulations to Sophos, the first time I've ever seen them have an ultra low FP rate! :thumb:
     
  7. Osaban

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    Avira has more than 2% difference in detection(a staggering 25,498 detections more) compared to KAV and Nod. It has more FPs than KAV and Nod but not that MANY more. I still think Avira is on top.
     
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  8. InfinityAz

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    Biggest surprise is how well McAfee did (both detection and FPs). Now if they can only make it lighter in impact on system performance. Also, nice to see NOD32's detection percentages going back up.
     
  9. Plati

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    Avira - 99,7 %, it's very good AV :)
     
  10. GES/POR

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    Anythingh above 5 false positives should labelled as average instead of few
     
  11. fce

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    the test shows who's the big boys are (better luck next time to Avira)....

    congrats to NORTON, ESET, KASPERSKY & MCAFEE :thumb:
     
  12. funkydude

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    I think we can agree to disagree, since that debate has been clubbed beyond death, different types of people etc, etc, I won't go into it.

    On a smaller test I would agree, but I think you need to put it into proportion a bit with the amount of malware scanned.

    DUDE, that's just flame bait...
     
  13. Saraceno

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    Much better site layout and test, especially with the descriptions and listing all the false positives.

    Kaspersky and Symantec, no surprise seeing them in the top. Avira was 10 FPs off being in the top, no big deal out of 1.3 million samples. Same with bitdefender, escan and Avast.

    Definitely the surprise (for me) was McAfee. Great stuff.
     
  14. Thankful

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    Props to Symantec. They just keep on truck'in. McAfee is one to watch except I have quite a few bad memories of using them.
     
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    Congrats to Kingsoft for passing the over the Chinese border 9 month large malware collection and for having the highest scanning troughput :thumb:
     
  16. Saraceno

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    I have some memories too, but the enterprise version gives me some good ones, straight-forward to use.

    I'm assuming any slowdown with the new version shouldn't be a problem if you have enough memory.
     
  17. Kerodo

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    Thanks Creer, interesting results this time....
     
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    AVG is going downhill, is it time to dump AVG? :ouch:
     
  19. funkydude

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    I wouldn't go changing AV's over 1 comparative, these numbers are up and down every year. Just use the one you're comfortable with.
     
  20. nodyforever

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    Hello,


    Congrats to Sysmetec, ESET, kaspersky, Mcafee :D the best low false positives.


    Suprise Mcafee tecnologic detection Artemis best rates and low false positives.


    Sophos suprise very few false positive, fantastic reaction for sophos staff.



    Kingsoft AV made in china, welcome to av comparatives....suprise test many false positive, but still needs to improve its detection.



    cheers for all.
     
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  21. zfactor

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    wow yeah suprising results from mcafee!!! way to heavy though. but man norton's still doing well.. congrats to everyone
     
  22. jmonge

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    mcafee?ah
     
  23. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I could not agree more.
     
  24. jmonge

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    avira is cool;) and does enyone has any info and avira's abilitiy to detect/remove spywares?thanks
     
  25. lodore

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    gratz to eset,symantec and KL.
    eset's heristics are are on top form.
    kaspersly's heristics sure have improved fast. the new heristics only came out with the V7 line and have already caught up with nod32 im impressed.
    ultimate signiture detection plus ultimate heristics plus hips is the ideal combo.
    im wondering where vipre would come.
     
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