AV-Test Award 2013

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  1. FleischmannTV

    FleischmannTV Registered Member

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    The AV-Test Award 2013 has been released to the public:

    -http://www.av-test.org/en/test-procedures/award/2013/
     
  2. subhrobhandari

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    Is it just me or bitdefender seems too good? I always thought of bitdefender more like second tier... Eset and Avira scored much lower than I would have expected.
     
  3. Rompin Raider

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    This should stir the pot on Wilders! Some of the favorites kind of tanked...then Comodo did pretty well.:argh:
     
  4. zmechys

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    Are you talking about Microsoft Security Essentials - the last place for Home user products?
     
  5. Solarlynx

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    Why no Emsisoft there?
     
  6. zerotox

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    AV-test are taking themselves too seriously, it's normal, it's their test but I don't think anyone else should take this poor excuse of a test (especially performance-wise) seriously. Now vendors with quite debatable reputation concerning endless performance issues and years-standing bugs will decorate their sites with their "outstanding" achievements in this test.
     
  7. Inside Out

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    :thumb: I hope the ones scoring much higher in AVT than far superior tests like AVC tests get officially exposed for the corrupt cheaters they are. That's the main reason I despise a particular vendor. Lack of ability is one thing, but cheating and bribing is abominable.
     
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  8. zmechys

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    I really hope you are not talking about BitDefender?
     
  9. Inside Out

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    No, BD is fine. At least its detection rate is real. Just look who's got the highest security rating on Softonic of all sites.
     
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    -http://en.softonic.com/s/high-security-antivirus/rating-
     
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    25 Internet Security Suites Are Put to the Test Using Windows 8.1
    5th February 2014
    http://www.av-test.org/en/news/news...-suites-are-put-to-the-test-using-windows-81/

     
  12. FleischmannTV

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    Funny thing, Bitdefender Free Antivirus would have gotten the same points as Internet Security. So I guess Bitdefender Free would have been crowned best home product if they'd included it. There is a reason Bitdefender Free doesn't compete in any major test ;) AV-Test's conclusion that free products are worse than paid is completely false if they don't even test the best free product. Any actual advantages of paid products wouldn't have showed in the tests they conduct anyway, since it's only detection, performance and false positives.

    I'm sure that AV-Test doesn't test Bitdefender Free because Bitdefender doesn't want them to. So it's not AV-Test's fault it isn't included. Yet the conclusions they draw are false and misleading. Who would even consider buying the suites if the free version got the same results both at AV-Test and AV-Comparatives?

    So kudos to AV-Test 2013 Award silent winner in best homer user protection and best home user performance: Bitdefender Antivirus Free :D
     
  13. zmechys

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    Or maybe the test would show (recognize) the difference between
    BitDefender Internet Security and BitDefender Antivirus Free.
    That difference is visible in other "independent" tests.
     
  14. anon

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    The funny thing is the Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Logs button saga.....
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2308848&postcount=2740
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2308854&postcount=2742
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2309073&postcount=2745



    and the developer (Iulika) disappeared.....
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2318825&postcount=2809
     
  15. true indian

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    Avast faired poorly contradictory to AV-C report....this is not a excuse and in any case calls for improvements.They did so well in AV-C and now they are falling down again :rolleyes:
     
  16. Noob

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    So many products and no EAM. :D
    I also noticed the poor performance of Avast!.
     
  17. Malware fighter

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    Mate, I told you so before :) Avast got lured away with his new functions, while core was kinda abandoned.... That's a pitty
     
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    Maybe true...I just read Vlk's reply on this and now I think this a 1 time fall down and it will come back to its place next time and even dyna-gen and new stuff will bring in better deepscreen.
     
  19. Malware fighter

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    make no mistake - I don't celebrate Avast's fall - I really liked it, I wish comeback for them.
     
  20. true indian

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    Same here,Me too Mate :D
     
  21. woomera

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    Bitdefender ENGINE is good!
    Bitdefender PRODUCTS are simply awful!

    Avira in my own experience with it for the past couple of year is only useful for cleaning infected machines but dont expect it to be your first line of defense.

    ESET on the other hand is the exact opposite, it WILL protect your system from major/annoying threats but dont ask it to find EVERYTHING.
     
  22. Nightwalker

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    Bitdefender, G Data and even McAfee better than Eset in performance test? Oh right :argh:
     
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    It seems to be consistent with the results I have been seeing in other tests for the last 6 months. I have not tried them all myself though.
     
  24. Inside Out

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    Also, G-Data still always getting 6/6 in detection as well as a decent score in performance all the while flopping miserably in other tests is highly suspicious. That's what I meant. Expected of a company that loves to brag about its test results, has a history of cramming their products with third-party technologies and release them early to gain an advantage over others in tests, and is fraudulent enough to recycle recalled stuff, leading to error messages about another computer using this pathetic excuse for a program. Their support forum is actually crawling with user posts stating that they got infected with this or that adware, trojan or exploit.

    Believe me, rank amateurs they are, I wouldn't bash them at every opportunity if they were more honest and transparent.
     
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  25. SnowFlakes

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    ESET was good back in the days, or years, like 2010 - 2012 but now days it's all BitDefender or Avira.
     
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