AV spyware/adware protection

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tsilo, May 4, 2007.

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  1. tsilo

    tsilo Registered Member

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    Hi all
    Today most of AV s protect users not only from viruses also from spwares and adwares.Part of them have good spyware/adware detection, while others haven t.
    What is yours experience which AV have good spyware/adware detection and which haven t?
    For example I think NOD32 have bad spyware detection, Antivir have good...
     
  2. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    antivir seems to have decent adware detection, from my experience its flagged quite a few bits of adware.
     
  3. Firecat

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    Good spyware/adware detection:

    - AVG Professional
    - AVG Anti-Malware (of course, due to Ewido engine)
    - AntiVir Premium
    - BitDefender

    ATM can't really think of anything else, will let you know if anything pops into my head. :)
     
  4. tsilo

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    What can you say about Norton 2007 adware/spyware detection?
     
  5. ASpace

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    Pointless thread!
    One AV vs Another AV
    That is what I think .
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    agree.
     
  7. NAMOR

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    If you go by the latest PC World test then I would say it's pretty good. Personally, I haven't has any Adware/Spyware problems while using NIS2007, but then again I don't personally try to install any either.

    PC World Link
     
  8. tsilo

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    Why you think so?
     
  9. disinter1

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    I know for a fact the mcafee suite 2006 said that it had spyware detection included, but that was far from true. I would get spyware and trojans I didn't think I had, but I knew something was fishy with my computer, so I downloaded ewido anti-spyware/trojan (whatever it was) and found them and destroyed them, after that I started looking for real security programs/suites, then I found wilders!:D :p
     
  10. JerryM

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    What about F-Secure? I do not have a very high regard for AdAware, which is their AS module, I think.

    Jerry
     
  11. dawgg

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    most users dont have a malware base large enough to be able to say what AV has the higher adware/spyware detection, you need a large sample to test... no point in individual amature users who will have no more than 100 spyware/adware files on their PC comparing the detection of different AVs... sample size is far too small and they have inconsistencies in methodology eg, settings of AV. Just look at a comparison from someone with a large sample size and reliable/consistent testing method such as www.av-comparatives.org... its not a sole spyware/adware comparison, but PUPs are similar (detection rate shown in tests)

    There was also a few more AS-comparisons somewhere on the internet (i cant find it at the moment)... maybe someone knows some and can post them
     
  12. NAMOR

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    I haven't used Adawre in a long time... I think that the Kaspersky engine, Norman's sandbox, or F-Secures HIPS would pick something up before the Adware engine did. Just a guess though.
     
  13. lucas1985

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    While I partially agree with this statement, I'll post my two cents.
    - Very good ad/spy detection: Antivir PE Premiun (IMHO it's the best), BitDefender.
    - Good ad/spy detection: KAV-based AVs, AVG (only the paid versions), NOD 32, Dr Web (CureIt is good at cleaning crap filled PCs)
    - Average ad/spy detection: Avast, F-Prot, Norton.
    Adding AVG AS and/or SAS will cover the weaknesses of your AV.
     
  14. InfinityAz

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    Here are the detection percentages for adware (spyware not listed as a separate category) from the latest PC World (AV-test.org) antivirus test.

    Percentage of Adware detected:

    Bitdefender - 99%
    AVG - 97%
    Norton - 97%
    Trend Micro - 90%
    Avast - 89%
    Panda - 89%
    NOD32 - 86%
    KAV - 73%
     
  15. Martijn2

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    If you look at Av-comparatives, you can see that every AV (except Avast, Fortinet and Onecare) scores above 85% in detecting pup's (potentially unwanted programs). IMO adware detection is not number 1 for me, spyware is more dangerous..
     
  16. lodore

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    Hi jerry,
    f-secure uses adware and kaspersky extended bases for spyware detection.
    so its very good at detecting spyware.
    put it this way it never let anything through while i was using it.
    lodore
     
  17. JerryM

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    Thanks, Lodore. I did not consider the Kaspersky extended bases. That would make a difference I think.
    Take care,
    Jerry
     
  18. tsilo

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    I know that Panda also have good ad/spy detection..
     
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