AV Comparatives Retrospective/Proactive Test

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by smage, Dec 8, 2010.

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  1. CogitoTesting

    CogitoTesting Registered Member

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    To me Panda and F-Secure are the real winners of that particular test. Congrats and Hats-off. :D.

    Thanks. :thumb:
     
  2. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    Congratulations to Sophos for the Huge improvement in Retrospective & Proactive testing in rising from 32% to 58 %! That's a huge improvement!
     
  3. SteveBlanchard

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    Wonder how many users AVAST will loose?
     
  4. Hawk82

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    In may 2010 proactive test avast scored 29%, now in november 2010 test avast scored 43%....that's an improvement in my opinion :cool:
    anyway these proactive test don't mean much to me because in my opinion av should always be updated, so it is very unlikely that a user will browse the web with a 2 months old virus database....if he can browse the web and have access to the internet why wouldn't he update the virus database? :D
     
  5. carat

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    But your updated Avast won't detect all malware out there with the latest signatures. Therefore it's important to detect unknown malware (proactive detection) as well :)
     
  6. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Not many. Avast has evolved to becoming somewhat in the nature of a religious order of sorts. ;)
     
  7. PC__Gamer

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    what a boring report if i say so,

    I think Avast performed quite well, its just the others got great scores too. :cautious:
     
  8. Hawk82

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    that's true. but for unknown malware there is always sandboxie, hips, common sense etc. no av out there can detect 100% even with super heuristics so there should always be a second layer of defense and common sense:D
     
  9. SteveBlanchard

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    I'm giving Panda Cloud a spin at the moment. Apart from it stopped scanning on 95% on Scan my computer, everything seems fine. I'll wait until the free version of Bit defender.br is translated into English before I move on - might be a long wait.:mad:
     
  10. Kernelwars

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    ah depending on signature is old school.. I keep a fresh image handy :D
     
  11. Nevis

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    this result is similar to what i expected with few exception:
    * Bitdefender having few fp ( good work !! )

    *f -secure scoring very good ( i knew it would score good but it has emerged as top with very low fp and good detection )

    * gdata having low fp ( lol , i still cant believe it )


    rest is all as expected

    overall , i think winner would be ESET being best in detection yet one of the fastest security suite
    Congrats !! :)
     
  12. toxinon12345

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    I do not know, but I guess it will be many :( .
    (November 2009) -> (May 2010) -> (November 2010).....(53% + 5 FP) :thumb: -> (29% + 11 FP) :thumbd: -> (43% + 9 FP) :thumbd:
    For a heuristic unstable over time, I do not go unnoticed :( .
    I hope Avast improve in this aspect.
     
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  13. King Grub

    King Grub Registered Member

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    Doubt it. How many % of users even read or know about AV-Comapartives test? Less than 1% surely.
     
  14. The Hammer

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    For the present you are correct,but their results are being quoted more and more in magazine articles.
     
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