Av-Comparatives Retrospective/Proactive Test May 2009

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  2. Baz_kasp

    Baz_kasp Registered Member

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    LOL how did we not have a huge thread about this test a week before it was published....did we all forget? :D
     
  3. Coolio10

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    Never knew microsoft had good proactive.
     
  4. zfactor

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    yeah wow for microsoft.. and symantec seems to be falling behind some from where they have been the last few tests
     
  5. virtumonde

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    Great job for Bill's Team :thumb: .The least FP's and very good detection.Will this be the free av that they-re planning?
     
  6. andyman35

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    Avira head and shoulders above the rest at least in the number detected,shock result there :D

    Also very surprised how useful Microsoft's offering appears to be.
     
  7. Macstorm

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    Once again (and same as the previous 'on-demand' test) the number of FP's playing an "important" role in the results :rolleyes:

    New year, new test 'policies' I guess...

    Avira ranked 1st with 69% of detection. It's my #1 :-*
     
  8. Graystoke

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    I thought OneCare was going to be discontinued. Anyway, congratulations to MS. :thumb:
     
  9. funkydude

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    Not really, just branded under a new name.
     
  10. TonyW

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    I didn't forget about these tests, but was expecting the results next week to be honest. They're a little early for a change.
     
  11. TonyW

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    According to report 21, the February on-demand test, AVIRA had 24 FPs.

    The reason for that is most likely because you've never had any of the programs installed that were flagged as FPs. As I've said previously, many of the packages won't be on most people's systems at any one time. When I saw the list of FPs in the on-demand test, I have to admit I'd not heard of most of them.

    The real world scenario is so much different to the testing environment. :)
     
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  12. Fajo

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    I like how the feb one shows Avira detecting Dr Web (FP) as a virus. Seems like its working ok to me. :D
     
  13. bollity

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    Why they didn't use avira version 9 and nod32 version 4 ?
     
  14. bonedriven

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    Since I began to use Avira 8,I have never got an FP. And it never fails me when I meet a real one. That's my experience with Avira 9 personal! :thumb:

    For those who are interested in AV test,here's a lot of tests going on by enthusiast.(If you don't mind reading some Chinese)
     
  15. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    Because the versions from the feburary test were used for this test.

    I am not surprised by the result of Microsoft, their generic detections are very good! I am disappointed by the 69%, though. Way too low to get me excited. :cautious:
     
  16. RejZoR

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    Stefan, are you aiming at 90%? :D
     
  17. EraserHW

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    Actually yes, Microsoft is coming up with incredible good generic signatures :)
     
  18. Longboard

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    Hey Marco: still no room there for PrevX eh ?

    ( how about checking in for " single product review" ? )
     
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  19. Jin K

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    this is not fair !! stefan please go easy on other competitors:p
     
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    NOD32, I love YOU :cool: :-* :-*


    Few FPs, Proactive the best = Good balanced AV ^^
     
  21. xpsunny

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    Microsoft's detection rate has been greatly increased, thanks to my timeless efforts to submit new malwares, I owe all the credits……LOL…..just kidding. :D

    Microsoft will soon rebrand OneCare as Morro. It will be a free AV. I bet once Morro will be released, it will hit the sales of fellow competitors.:thumb:
     
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  22. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    And how is this a good thing? Fewer AV products means easier job for the malware guys = less protected users.

    I also believe that the MS AV is not yet fully on the radar of the malware guys, so their generic detections are not attacked as much as the ones from other products. This will change of course as soon Morro is out and gets a serious user base.
     
  23. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I never had a FP either and I have using Avira on two computers for over three years.
     
  24. Bunkhouse Buck

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    From the variance in the results, I am not sure there are other competitors. Avira has left the pack far behind.
     
  25. Osaban

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    Same old story, Avira leading by a wide margin, but penalized over FPs. Now I don't want to argue about FPs as we all assign different levels of importance to this number, but in all fairness to state " Few:3-15 and Many: Over 15 is a bit too vague, basically if Avira had hypothetically 16 FPs and Kaspersky 15, we would have the same situation a la Virus Bulletin where Avira in reality got FAIL because of one FP.

    Once again, congratulations to Avira and Microsoft for the first time.
     
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