AV-Comparatives product of the Year 2012: BitDefender

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by King Grub, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. Nevis

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    sad to see webroot going out of 2013 tests. :(
     
  2. muf

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    After going through every type of anti-malware over the last 20 years and being suckered into swapping to an alternative because my choice did poorly in a test, I feel your ending comment about wisdom and age to be spot on. Well said!


    Love it. Getting all defensive now. lol.
    Oh, and there's no such thing as a reliable test. You will learn this in time having gained experience and falling into the trap too many times...
     
  3. chriswiles

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    The prestigious UK PC Pro magazine (www.pcpro.co.uk) has a security suites lab test in the latest March 2013 issue (on-sale tomorrow, I think), where Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 was the labs winner.

    AVG and Avira received an average rating. Microsoft Security Essentials was slated with only a 1-star for performance.

    As stated above, Webroot wasn't in the PC Pro labs roundup, either. Every other security brand was, including PC Tools.
     
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  4. Blackcat

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  5. zmechys

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    I think the problem is that those security labs tend to forget to set Avira's Heuristics level to HIGH.
     
  6. zmechys

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    Without the Anti-Virus software tests from independent, globally recognized test-labs, like AV-Comparatives, VB100, AV-Test GmbH, etc., we would be left only with the "loudly-noisy-brainwashing-marketing pitches" from AV makers.
    On the other hand, for some participants of this forum, this kind of discussion could produce a powerful reason to enjoy their lives again. (It's a joke)
     
  7. lodore

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    Most security labs test products at defaults because most users will just install and forget.
     
  8. SweX

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    Very good :thumb:
     
  10. Dark Shadow

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    Words of wisdom there.Now can I show you my weber grill that I dont cook on as its to pretty, so I just roll it up and down the block to show it off.:pHa Ha just kidding
     
  11. Noob

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    Nice!
    Congratulations to BD! :thumb:
     
  12. silverfox99

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    Interesting to see tie between BDIS and KIS.

    BDIS good in 2012, but surprisingly never that good at MRG 0-Day testing - and came bottom in this MRG expolit test from August 2012:
    http://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/MRG-Effitas-Exploit-Prevention-Test.pdf

    For me Kaspersky always seems to be top 3/5 in any test i ever seen when they participate, so in a tie between BD and KIS for AV of year i would more likely go KIS as have been consistency across many tests throughout the year.
     
  13. woomera

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    they both achieved the same result in detection tests but kaspersky shouldve won IMO.
    less bugs and more compatibility with other softwares, more options for power users and a much more advanced firewall.
     
  14. Sher

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    I knew it already. Well done.
     
  15. zmechys

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    I've decided to do a full scan - System Scan - on my computer with BitDefender Windows 8 Security Antivirus that I installed a week ago.
    Before BitDefender, I had Avira AV installed. It used to take about 2 hours and 50 minutes to do a full computer scan with AntiVir 2013.

    It took 59 minutes for BD Windows 8 to complete the full scan.
    Scan time : 0: 59: 25
    Files per second : 212
    Scanned items : 758198
     
  16. ronjor

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    Some off topic posts removed. Don't post anymore off topic posts.
     
  17. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Agreed.
     
  18. The Red Moon

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    Its the sort of people who base their av choice on tests that the av vendors love.
    Does well in tests so people will pay.
    Hmm i wonder how much these "testing" organisations get paid for displaying good results.?:shifty: :shifty:
     
  19. berryracer

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    yes these AV companies are what destroyed the perfect image I had for NOD32 into an AV I am scared to use now as it always gets the worst results. NOD32 had always worked the best for me with 0 FP's and minimal performance hit
     
  20. zfactor

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    if it always worked well for you and you never had a issue and no fp's why not use it anyway and not worry about tests imo...i still use eset and wsa and both are not the best tested i use them because they work.
     
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