AV-Comparatives - Real-World Protection Test - March 2013

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by SweX, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. chabbo

    chabbo Registered Member

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    nice mcafee!
     
  2. RejZoR

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    Vlk, any idea what "user dependent" scenarios are for avast! in this test? Do you have any of such info? Was it File Reputation warning or the inconclusive Auto Sandbox result or mix of both?
     
  3. vlk

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    As far as I know, these are inconclusive autosandboxes.
    To be completely frank with you, thanks to this test, we have discovered a bug in the autosandbox logger that affects both A7 and A8 and that, in some cases, causes the results to be "inconclusive" even if there's a detection in place. This is going to be addresses in the upcoming Avast8 R2 release.

    Thanks
    Vlk
     
  4. spywar

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    Ah, that's a good news to know, many thanks for letting us know such an important thing ...
     
  5. Brandonn2010

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    Wow Avast! 100% if user-dependent was set to block. Nice.
     
  6. Rompin Raider

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    McAfee does seem to be moving up (under the radar)....good for them.
     
  7. MultiVisions2013

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  8. Escalader

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    Looks like I'll have to ESET this November when licence expires.:doubt:
     
  9. avman1995

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    In my opinion,eset did very well too...the competition has just got much tougher :D
     
  10. trjam

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    congrats to Fortinet:thumb:
     
  11. rinem

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    So using a good 3rd party AV will only give you around 9% extra protection compared to a default Win7 installation with its free Windows Defender?
     
  12. Antimalware18

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    Well done avast! :thumb: :thumb:
     
  13. clocks

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    9% is pretty significant.
     
  14. acr1965

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    I believe Windows Defender in Windows 7 is only the antispyware product. Windows Defender in Windows 8 is the antivirus product (formerly MSE).
     
  15. harsha_mic

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    I wish they would have tested Windows Defender + Smart Screen as another baseline measure.
    That would give an indication of how much Win8 provides security against these threats with little tweaks.
     
  16. Antiviruser

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    Microsoft Security Essentials for Win 7 is the same thing as Windows Defender for Win 8.
     
  17. Escalader

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    It's good to have competition. As well more testing results will be available by November.

    I want to stay in the top 5 on RT protection.

    I have no vendor loyalty at all. :D

    If Eset falls out of the top 5 in on demand and RT scanning and is poor on removal I'll replace it.:doubt:
     
  18. khanyash

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    Congrats to Avast & its new technologies.
     
  19. RejZoR

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    It's good but now we still need to see consistency across several months. If it'll remain where it is for several months of testing, then the new technologies were a big success indeed. But then again many new ones did the 100% this month so the overall protection has raised for all vendors.
     
  20. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Lots of high scores, we need some nastier samples :D
     
  21. Noob

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    Good to see the results back again, seems like the scores are unchanged.
     
  22. avman1995

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    +1 and point to be noted that the chart is sorted by the green graph and if this user dependent factor continues to be consistent throughout the upcoming months we may go more behind the graph.


    not really...I am not much amazed in my opinion yes they did well and if you look at it in some point of view it did better than some paid products but avast still needs to improve their user depedent factor that is much concerning to me right now.Actually it did worse than last year if you consider the way the graph is actually sorted [graph sorted by green]

    In my opinion,AV-C should sort the graph by the least amount of compromised ratio because user-dependent means still the decision is in users hands but anyway ;)
     
  23. rinem

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    Yeah seems the world doesnt have a problem with malware anymore. 100% detection on multiple AVs... Who believes this?
     
  24. er34

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    Actually many people here at Wilders who worship AVC and AV-Test
     
  25. Syobon

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    no... WD in windows 8 lacks the network protection module.
     
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