AV-Test GmbH March

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  1. osip

    osip Registered Member

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    AV-Test GmbH March

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  2. trjam

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    Wow! Trend Micro. Good work Avira and Eset.
     
  3. gerardwil

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    Again you have to know how to read such results and what the scores are worth in your positon.

    PS Nice place for Clam AV :ninja:

    Gerard
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    LOL @ Microsoft. M$ bought B C A C D F C A :D
     
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  5. rookieman

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    I tried the one with the 99.8 detection rate!I think this graph sums it up rather well:blink:
     
  6. Solaris

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    I don’t know what to think of all these tests will contradict each other (without mentioning the detection rate).

    For AV-Comparatives, F-Prot is a real rocket for the scan speed, much more than Avira but a nightmare for false positives. Here, F-Prot is not bad for false positives, not bad for speed scan but below Avira. That is already two opposites, and yet I do not speak about the detection rate.

    It's very simple: I don’t want to read anymore: tests about antivirus are too suggestive, too contradictory on the reports against each other.

    With these tests, the more we know, less is known, in fact.
     
  7. Inspector Clouseau

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    With that comment you've just won a price. (No joke)
    PM me to get it.
     
  8. solcroft

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    Keep in mind that both F-PROT and Avira's heuristics/generic signatures have been greatly tweaked since November last year. F-PROT's improvement is particularly noticeable.
     
  9. GES/POR

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    Is there a link with more details?
     
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    I knew if I kept McAfee long enough that it would eventually be better than Kaspersky!

    (just kidding!!!!)
     
  13. Sm3K3R

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    Indeed F all over.
     
  14. RejZoR

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    Even though results for avast! are good it appears older version was used...
     
  15. proactivelover

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    result's are like a joke
    A B C E F
    REMIND ME THE DAYS OF SCHOOL A GRAD B GRAD C GRAD
     
  16. Kosak

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    And why didn't you read this?
     
  17. pykko

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    so, the same test Leo said? Any link otherwise ?
     
  18. Solaris

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    Thank you very much Inspector Clouseau; it's really nice!! :D :thumb:
     
  19. Inspector Clouseau

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    enjoy. :D

    Now back to topic.
     
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    Well done G Data :thumb::thumb:
    but poor detection on actively running rootkits though.. :ouch:
     
  21. InfinityAz

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    Because there's so much to decipher at once, I assigned point values for each category (A = 5, F = 1) and did a straight average. The best score possible is 5 and the worst is 1. I didn't weigh the values because what each person thinks is important will vary.

    Here are the results, by overall score (i.e., higher is better) and alphabetically:

    Product - Average
    AntiVir (Avira) - 4.50
    Norton (Symantec) - 4.50
    Nod32 (Eset) - 4.38
    Sophos - 4.38
    Trend Micro - 4.25
    McAfee - 4.13
    F-Secure - 4.00
    Panda - 4.00
    Ikarus - 3.88
    Avast! (Alwil) - 3.75
    AVG - 3.75
    BitDefender - 3.75
    Kaspersky - 3.63
    ZoneAlarm - 3.50
    Dr Web - 3.38
    Rising - 3.38
    AVK (G Data) - 3.25
    F-Prot (Frisk) - 3.25
    Microsoft - 3.25
    Norman - 3.13
    TrustPort - 3.13
    VBA32 - 3.13
    eScan - 2.88
    eTrust/VET (CA) - 2.75
    QuickHeal (CAT) - 2.63
    VirusBuster - 2.63
    ClamAV - 1.75
     
  22. lucas1985

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    See response times to new outbreaks ;)
    Sometimes I have the same feeling. But I guess we can asses a "good enough" picture of an AV cross-checking different tests and observing the evolution in time.
     
  23. Macstorm

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    ..and because of this, your ranking's value is zero IMHO.
     
  24. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Thank you and confirms the empirical testing we have done.
     
  25. lucas1985

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    You can do your own weighting to get the picture you're interested in:
    - Detection rates: Both (malware and ad/spyware) detection rates.
    - Scanning engine: Detection rates + scanning speed + FPs + proactive detection rates.
    - "Proactive attitude": Proactive detection rates + response times to outbreaks.
    - Flat file scanning: Detection rates + scanning speed + FPs + proactive detection rates response times to outbreaks.
    - Detection and removal: Detection rates + rootkit detection + cleaning.
    And more.
     
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