AV-Comparatives: Real World Protection Test - May 2016

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by anon, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. anon

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    Vipre is here to kick butt and chew bubblegum and they're all out of bubblegum.
     
  3. jjc225

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    Vipre is doing well. I have the Internet Security version on my daughter's computer, and it has been doing quite well for six months.
     
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    Very respectable showing for Microsoft.
     
  5. Nightwalker

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    Ofcourse Vipre is "kicking" butt, they are using a almost full copy of Bitdefender technology, a rebrand BD 2016 at the best :rolleyes:

    And no, this case isnt similar to F-Secure or Emsisoft, these two like some other antivirus are just using the SDK core and actually have in-house technology (Emsisoft BB, F-Secure deepguard and proprietary engine).


    http://www.bitdefender.com/oem/windows-rebrand.html
     
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    Please cite your source or personal experience for this "almost full copy" revelation? That link to BD's windows-rebrand site doesn't cut it.

    It's interesting then in that Vipre Internet Security Pro would be a completely different product from Vipre Internet Security, not-Pro.

    I ran the latter as trial on a Windows 10 system a couple of months ago and it used the Vipre Firewall (Sunbelt, evolved). BD's AVC was not implemented and I logged no connectivity to BD's cloud services. I don't recall if the BD anti-spam or anti-phishing engines were used. It didn't even closely resemble BDIS.

    Vipre's Pro product page does reference "Advanced Active Protection" which could be AVC.

    Too bad screenshots haven't yet shown up at Softpedia...
     
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    A nice improvement. They're not last this time. :thumb:
     
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    Rebrand or not, the fact remains that VIPRE is using the Bitdefender engine. AV-C notes in its last file detection test in March 2016 that ThreatTrack uses the BD engine. In that test VIPRE Internet Security Pro 9.3.2.17 was used.

    What I don't understand is why other products, such as Bullguard, Emsisoft and eScan that also use the BD engine, haven't done just as well as the first two.
     
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  9. Nightwalker

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    Vipre is a rebrand of Bitdefender 2016, you can see that unlike other solutions, Vipre uses AVC too (processes are injected by avcuf64.dll and avccuf32.dll ) and you can see Nimbus.bitdefender.net Requests (BD's Cloud).
    Thats why Vipre has exactly the same detection of Bitdefender 2016, unlike other solutions that only use BD Core (base signatures +HiVE and B-HAVE).

    Even if it isnt the same, it is clear that Bitdefender is the star here. I posted my reply because some folks here think that Vipre has gone through a technology revamp and that isnt the case, it is all about Bitdefender technology and anyone can verify.

    Ps: I am talking about Internet Security Pro, that is the version that was tested by AV-Comparatives.

    All BD technology ...
     
  10. hamlet

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    AVG is looking pretty good in the past handful of tests. They must be getting their cloud detection system dialed in pretty well. I have always thought that the products with popular free offerings (Avast, Avira, AVG, etc.) could do really well with cloud components since they have huge user bases from which to gather data. I guess how a company uses the data and implements their protection components is a whole different matter.

    I sure wish Bitdefender ran better on my two computers. Both go totally wonky after a few days running Bitdefender products. It is not fun.
     
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    Vipre! :thumb:

    Microsoft! :eek:
     
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    As Windows Defender continues to improve, I feel more than comfortable relying on it alongside MBAM Premium.
     
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    Bullguard and Emsisoft have their own proactive protection components (self-developed/maintained). eScan has slightly limited the AVC to suit some corporate requirements (they don't maintain a separate team for corporate products).
     
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    Good to see AVG doing good as always, and sad to see McAfee still being mediocre. Somehow this product just manages to be good enough to remain in consideration for testing :p
     
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    Where is Panda? Also, can we assume Bitdefender Free would have similar results as the paid version?
     
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    Actually Emisoft did great. The User Intervention dialogues generally recommend the correct choice, no brainers. So In effect, Emisoft detected 100% with only one false positive.
     
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    Or you can look into Vipre or Bitdefender, which did better without user intervention.
    Its a no-brainer really.....
     
  20. Nightwalker

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    I strongly disagree, there is more to look than pure detection when one needs to choose an antivirus solution (price x support x system performance x false positives x privacy and much more).

    In second place, Bitdefender isnt necessarily more powerful than Emsisoft, for example Bitdefender detection of PUP is much weaker than the latter and I doubt that any antivirus does better against ransonware than Emsisoft behavior blocker.

    I have a strong suspicious that some antivirus are doing great at the AV-Comparatives tests because of Web Filter module and I doubt that those results translate to real world user scenario.

    But each to his own.
     
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    @Nightwalker
    Perhaps you're right friend.
    I like testing AV products myself, and I must say, Kaspersky and Norton have always fared rather well in my testing.
     
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    Good Morning! I've been using Vipre I.S.Pro for roughly two months...and have found zero bugs or glitches in it's integration with my particular set-up. Unfortunately in the past when I used Bitdefender the same could not be said. I've always acknowledged Bitdefenders effectiveness in protecting an individuals system...but like others couldn't tolerate the lack of system integration. So purchasing Vipre was a positive move, as it runs smoothly and integrates flawlessly on my system. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    Hmmm, maybe I will do a trial of Vipre. Bitdefender's protection seems unbeatable but both my laptop and desktop always ending up unstable when I run one of their products. Perhaps there would be something different about Vipre's impact on my system. I will give it a try.
     
  25. m0unds

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    To be fair, you participated in this thread and observed the same stuff I reported in it related to AVC. I also briefly explained how it communicates w/BD's platform, using the service's REST API (since they didn't bother using SSL in VIPRE at the time) and that, yes, it receives URL reputation data (inclusive of categorization, phishing and malicious domains) from BD as well.

    I wonder whether they'll eventually roll out an AV Pro version that ditches the firewall and HIPS components instead of keeping two separate product lines, one with their tech and one with integrated BD tech.
     
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