AV-Comparatives Whole Product Real World Protection Test Results of October! 2012

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  1. chabbo

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  2. darts

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    Is the result of Webroot GOOD or NOT because it is realy user dependet??
     
  3. rinem

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    Norton not there again... Dont know what to think of these tests when one of the AVs leaders isnt participating.
     
  4. Frank the Perv

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    Thanks for posting.

    In addition to Trend & Bitdefender, QIHOO (whatever the heck that is), Kaspersky & F-Secure did very well.

    And again, AVG, PCTools, & Webroot are underperforming.

    There are similarities in results to the Russian test -- with Kaspersky being a notable difference in the two tests.

    http://www.comss.ru/page.php?id=1119
     
  5. 1000db

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    They chose not to participate. They didn't want to participate in all the tests, mainly the on-demand test. AVC doesn't allow vendors to pick and chose which tests they participate in so Norton/Symantec chose to abstain.
     
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    Qihoo is a chinese only antivirus. According to google translate, it uses 5 engines.

    And according to my friend, it is very light. He don't feel any lag on his system


    Best part of all is free.

    Cons : Only Chinese language.
     
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    Wow! WSA is that user dependent? Never felt it like that. :doubt: Hmm....not good. Webroot team needs to gear up and go fully automatic. :D
     
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    this is with default settings. You can set it to apply the appropriate action instead.
     
  9. Frank the Perv

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    Five engines..:blink:

    Very interesting.

    I wonder how they can offer a 5-engine product at no cost?

    And I wonder how they can make a 5-engine product light?

    Maybe I'll learn Chinese..

    Thanks.
     
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    Asian and Eastern European programmers are very talented, where they actually lack is communication skills and (sometimes) effort. That's why you see a lot of well designed Russian and Chinese products, for example :)

    As for the test results, Webroot, AVG and PC Tools are likely to remain consistent in their relative positions as their BB architectures are built around user choice to some extent (note that all three's BB components are based on architectures made by other companies which got acquired). :)
     
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    And according to one saler at at a shop near my place, he told me it uses BD and Kaspersky engine and said if you read your stuff, you will know that Kaspersky and BD are the top and if you can read Chinese, I will install for you.

    That was 1 year ago.

    But he didn't mention what other engines are it is using. But from finding online, I think the other engine is Avira

    Imagine have those 3 engines :cool:
     
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    It is the money man - the lack of it.
     
  13. LunarWolf

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    Man that is 2 times trend is getting 100%. BD 100%. Good job.:thumb:
     
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    Good stable results by ESET again, and i'm happy to see that Webroot is keep going up...:thumb:
     
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    Considering AVG's behavior blocker is quite fool proof (i have it set to auto clean any malware and there hasn't been any problems with it) it scored pretty well. They really did a great job compared to v2012 where it wasn't this trigger happy on actual malware.
     
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    Flaunting one's prejudice doesn't help anything or anyone. Glad to see my favourite Eastern European antivirus is doing well again!
     
  17. PrevxHelp

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    These prompts technically are blocks, as if you don't answer them, it will remain blocked. However, it does have an Allow/Allow Once button on the dialog which is where AV-C is likely looking for it being a choice (albeit one which defaults to Block). We're looking into automating this action as we have yet to see a single FP from this protection engine and we're always looking to remain proactive in preventing prompts wherever possible.
     
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    How come Bitdefender scored 100% and GDATA only scored 99.6%? I thought GDATA uses Bitdefender engine/signatures.
     
  19. SweX

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    Yes but BitDefender also have other modules that G-Data doesn't afaik.
     
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    Joe, if a user drags that one slider in the new, initial, simplified settings page, all the way to "Set and forget protection", their protection would be fully automatic, aka no prompts just auto block, right?
     
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    Er, I didn't mean it that way.....sorry if it appeared like that :(
     
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    If you automate this, please have an option in advanced settings to uncheck ;)
     
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    They also have Qihoo cloud engine which is very powerfull for detecting zero days threats.
     
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    Two not liked products score 100% and not many comments wow
     
  25. Frank the Perv

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    Well ya -- That's 'cause they are not liked :p .
     
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