AV-Comparatives Test Overview - May 2005

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  1. Alantir

    Alantir Registered Member

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    An overview table of the latest Retrospective/ProActive Test (May 2005) is already available.

    http://www.av-comparatives.org

    Only 3 scanners got ADVANCED+ this time. I can't wait to see the full report soon. :)

    Cheers
     
  2. RejZoR

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    Looks like AVG failed... i wonder what happened...
     
  3. Diver

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    It may not be my pet AV, but Bitdefender is on a roll. Right up there with KAV and NOD32.
     
  4. It seems that the documents have been removed. Is there a problem with the test results?
     
  5. richrf

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    Hi,

    They are there. You need to click on Online Results on the home page. On the next page, towards the bottom, there is a link that starts "To get an overview of the comparatives ..... ", click on where it says "here".

    Hope this helps,
    Rich
     
  6. IBK

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    Docuemnts are not removed - no problems with them ;). The official release date for the results is the 1st June, I think that's the reason ;).
     
  7. iwod

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    Avast aren't doing so good.............. ><

    Looking at stat i may finally have to give Dr.Web a try.
     
  8. Shaker

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    Advance+ for BitDefender, KAV and NOD32. Oh my! I have licenses for all three. Now what do I do? :eek: Possibly an AV using those three engines? ;) :D
     
  9. rdsu

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    I was waiting that AntiVir had a better results...
     
  10. Howard

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    I am close to that: I have licenses for AVK 2005 (BitDefender+KAV engines) and NOD32 - I prefer to use NOD32, smooth as silk
     
  11. The Hammer

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    Avast passed and maintained it's ranking which is Standard.
     
  12. Sputnik

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    I agree, avast! is just a stable preformer... Look at AVG for example, in the two times they got tested the both times felt out of rating... Also some others (Symantec/Norton) have a lower grade now...
     
  13. sinbad370

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    GDATA 2005 is looking rather good.
     
  14. toadbee

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    Looking at the "Report" format - which is pdf but has more info than the ".pdf" download. Avast didn't do so bad. Seems to have smoked Antivir in all categories but DOS viruses etc. I can't get the yellow chart to make sense with #5 in the "report" break down... Perhaps I need more coffee.

    Are all DOS virii still even valid if I'm running XP?

    Coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    Post coffee edit - I'm looking at AVG not antivir :D

    Still have the DOS virii question :rolleyes:
     
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  15. VikingStorm

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    Question, can any AV actually fail the Retrospective/Pro-active test? Did AVG just not detect a single piece of malware by heuristics?
     
  16. pykko

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    What are the features of Retrospective/Pro-active test?? I don't know exactly
     
  17. IBK

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    Please do not jump to conclusions before the test results/report are available. ;)

    In the meantime, to understand what a retrospective test is, read the FAQ's or/and the previous retrospective tests that are on the website.
     
  18. se7engreen

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    Sophos appears to be the most improved in this catagory; they didn't score very well in the retrospective test a year ago. Looking forward to the detailed results.
     
  19. iwod

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    yes, and the sophos tested is not the new version 5 as well!
     
  20. IBK

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    Would anyway not change anything... :cool:
    (I see it in my own stats that the new version does not brought a big change in detection rates; mainly just new gui)

    The same applies more or less to the others too; so please do not start to say "yeah but the new version would detect much more or would be better than.. " etc. because thats in some way nonsense. ;)
     
  21. RejZoR

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    Man SOPHOS 5 feature is updater which is not available in 3.x/4.x.
    Plus as IBK mentioned new interface. There should be some new feature to identify new and modified malware,but i never actually heard anything impressive about it.
     
  22. iwod

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    Wohay.. you have the new version! it was only a guess because they have been posting about their new and improve Genetype Heuristics. So i thought that may at least boost its detection rate.

    But i still think NOD 2.5 would detect more :D
     
  23. waters

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    Nod users will say that.
     
  24. Shaker

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    My feelings also about NOD32.
     
  25. Firecat

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    The proactive/retrospective tests are meant for analysing an AV's abilility to heuristically/generically detect malware.

    Hehe, HIVE seems really really good. BitDefender is now gonna fight tooth-and-nail with NOD32 :D

    and yes, GDATA AVK now looks very good, with BD's heuristics and KAV's signatures.

    And no - that does not mean I'm gonna buy GDATA AVK! It just means, those looking to buy an AV should now consider AVK, and current AVK users be happy ;)

    I am very happy with the performance of both BD and NOD - both are an ideal backup to my bro's McAfee ;)
     
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