AV-Test Certifications July/August 2011

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  1. King Grub

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    Bitdefender had always been the topper in their tests. But I am afraid that it doesn't have many followers in here wilders. :rolleyes:
    Their 2012 products were pretty good when I tried. But The lame internet slowdown problem in so annoying which they failed to fix for over years.. Had anyone experienced this problem using bitdefender 2012 products?:doubt:
     
  6. King Grub

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    Yeah, for all the hour I tried it. Ping went skyhigh.
     
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    I heard about them. they used to have a free version based on clam AV which seems to be discontinued.
    -http://www.fightspyware.net/-
    That version is no better than a fake AV because after installing that it detected a-squared and other security tools as virus. it is about 2 years since I tried it.

    see this two links which proves that these two products are related
    -http://www.fightspyware.net/?page=secureit_cp-
    -http://www.securitycoverage.com/?page=SecureIT_Services-
     
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    Several observations:

    --I can see Comodo dropped from these tests... :eek:

    --They are now testing corporate AV solutions [e.g., McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 etc.]...good!

    --I'm quite surprised McAfee VirusScan ENTERPRISE did relatively well in these tests. My employer has this AV deployed throughout our organization [about 4000 workstations] and I notice many call to help desk because some employees get infected by Fake AVs which McAfee hasn't been able to catch. So, I'm surprised with the results by AV-Test. :eek:

    Summing up, interesting tests overall although they were performed on Win 7 [ at work we run Win XP]



    Carlos
     
  9. Brandonn2010

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    Well Avast's prevention is better than it used to be, but I'm surprised removal is so bad.

    Bitdefender is crazy! 100% prevention in all categories, and no false-positives. It seems if they fixed the browser slowdown problem it would be the best.

    Very surprised EAM didn't pass, but it didn't test the version 6 beta so we'll see how it improves once version 6 is out.

    Also noticed Comodo wasn't tested...
     
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    Symantec and Kaspersky did well in both the tests. Congratulations to the winners. :thumb:

    Ziaul

    Edit- F-Secure did well too in both the tests.
     
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    Yes they have a new version untill 3\4 days and no browsing slowdown but when hi scan is another story...very heavy scan disk.
     
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    I have tried the BD IS 2012 version, but the internet slowdown problem still persists. I have updated the product to latest version... BD has poor support forums. Many users are complaining about this same problem. They are not even responding to those issues. :mad: Atleast a word of "We are fixing the problems" would satisfy the customers.. :argh:
     
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    Why not disable the web shield on it ? Even without it i thnk the suite is pretty powerful
     
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    Sigh, Comodo needs more testing, not less.
     
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    what? Didnt improved the removal since 2009? See the last removal test from AV-C. What a shame! 2 years and no cleaning improvements!
     
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    eset smart sec the same repair score as avast...and only a 3.5 in prevention..wow, and yeah i wish avast removal was better
     
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    I wonder though if the repair test was done with a full-scan or boot-time scan, since a boot-time scan could probably remove more.
     
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    Good work by Norton, Kaspersky and Bit Defender :thumb:
     
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    This is the only independent vendor that dont provide detailed info about the methodology, the sample set, etc.
    They should.
     
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    They do provide information about their methodology, the exact sample sets however are only available for the vendors.

    @all
    AV-Test results always seem to fit best to my real world experiences. Anyone else?
     
  21. King Grub

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    I have to agree.
     
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    I uninstalled total security, cause it was slowing down everything. Since I have good internet conectivity - I didn't noticed browsing lags in particular.
     
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    In my real world tests, I only check prevention, so I can't comment on AV-Tests clean up scores.

    I will say it is nice to see AVG free actually score well in a test, as every time I try it is blocks pretty much everything. I am always surprised when I see other tests score it poorly.

    So yeah, it terms of prevention and usability, I find these tests very accurate.

    BTW - AVG free is the lightest rated AV from the tests I have looked at. People always say it is heavy because they assume lots of processes make it so, but that is not true.
     
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    Number of malware samples used by AV-TEST :

    Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) : Samples used: 79

    Detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months (AV-Test reference set) : Samples used: 230,452

    Detection of widespread and prevalent malware (according to AV-TEST data) : Samples used: 5,000
    :D
     
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    thats not true. AVG is said to be heavy because it is in terms of boot time and few other factors.
     
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