AV-Comparatives - File Detection Test - March 2013

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by SweX, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. SweX

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    http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/detection-test

    FWIW Symantec is Included.
    Also worth to mention...
     
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  2. ZeroDay

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    Avira did well as usual. What happened to Emsisoft? I thought that would've been up top with Avira and Kaspersky.
     
  3. SweX

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    They are "up there" but they got 38 FPs wich placed them on Advanced instead of Advanced+ :)
     
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    Fortinet is starting to do surprisingly well (in tests at least).:thumb:

    Something seems amiss with Symantec because it appears, according to the results only, to actually decrease your malware protection compared to having no anti-malware product. :doubt:
     
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    ESET v6 better in nothing. :thumbd:
     
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    Compared to MSE, not without an AV.

    Edit: will Symantec be included in other tests due to same popular demand or just this once?
     
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    Thanks Swex :)
     
  8. SweX

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    You're welcome :)
     
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    Emsisoft has a lot of false positives as usual. :doubt:
     
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    Kaspersky seems to be a top notch all rounder, I'm thinking of buying it.
     
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    If you look around online, you can find either KAV 2013 or KIS 2013 at really good prices.
     
  12. oliverjia

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    Guys, why Avira scored so well in File detection test, but relatively bad in real world test?
     
  13. Charyb

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    Kaspersky would be a great choice. They did great in the Matousec proactive security challenge 64 tests, too.

    I don't think you could go wrong with either KAV with Comodo firewall or the KIS suite.
     
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    Thanks, I've just found it for 3 PC's for 1 year for only £11.99 :) On eBay.
     
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    Because the malware signatures are great but the rest is mediocre or not available at all (e.g. behaviour blocker).
     
  16. SweX

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    I don't mean to sound harsh and I say with a smile on my face. :)

    But one thing that every EAM user said would change (go down) when changing from Ikarus to Bitdefender was that the FP rate would improve. :rolleyes: ;)
     
  17. oliverjia

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    Thanks man!
    this means avira's ability to defend threats from zero day attack is relatively weak?
    It appears Kaspersky, F-secure and BD are good choices because they do very well in both tests, with few false positives...

    P.S. what happened to Symantec? I mean in File detection test?

     
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    If you use Firefox you might want to reconsider. Kaspersy is not fully compatible with the latest 2 versions of Firefox. It's full compatibility ends with FF18 while the latest release of FF is FF 20.


    What this means is that according to Kaspersky forum moderators, you are fully protected if you use FF20 BUT some of the features, mostly those that require a browser plug in, are not functional.

    I use Kaspersky and like it but I am still using FF18 because I like some of the features that won't work with FF19 and FF20.
     
  19. oliverjia

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    I don't use Kasperksy for another reason, because it still use ichecker/iswift tech (messing with NTFS object id at file system level). The tags kav placed on each file won't go even if you uninstalled kav. It might not affect your usage of your computer but I just don't feel comfortable knowing that my NTFS file system was messed.
    I am currently using avira IS but may switch to either F-secure or BD.


     
  20. Charyb

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    Do you think that EAM's in-house engine and definitions could be the reason for the high false positives?
     
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    Webroot SecureAnywhere = uninstalled. For a set it and forget it app, it sure had a ton of configuration options. Buggy and strange behavior from that app. Seeing that it's not tested by AV-C, I decided to go with BD Free and couldn't be happier. Top notch detection and low FP's, sign me up. Could really care less about lack of config options as long as I stay uninfected.

    Thank you, BD!
     
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    Remember Symantec relies heavily on reputation and proactive detection, which is why they always score so well on AV-Test and why they did not want to be included in a test like this.
     
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    Can somebody elaborate where those "as usual" false positive comes from? I have EAM on one of my computer for one year now and never encounter one.
     
  24. The Red Moon

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    Kaspersky is an excellent security suite.I got kaspersky internet security for £19.
    Great deal.
     
  25. acr1965

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    Back when Emsi was only an anti-spyware program called A2 (A Squared) it had a lot of long standing false positives. I think that reputation has carried over to their latest products.
     
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