AV-Test.org results: Sep-Oct 2014 / Windows 8

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by FleischmannTV, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. FleischmannTV

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  2. darts

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    I love Avira , great and light product with a realy good protection.
     
  3. Osaban

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    Yeah Avira is getting better and better with independent tests...
     
  4. Osaban

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    Also Ahnlab for the first time has managed to get top results...
     
  5. Osaban

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    McAfee seems to have disappeared as brand name, Intel Security is the new denomination, I think a good move...
     
  6. Mortal Raptor

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    I somehow find their performance test category to be false. How in the world can Kaspersky get full bars on the performance? I don't trust their results one bit

    Same with McAfee, they're one of the heaviest security solutions of all time
     
  7. Mayahana

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    Also Avira significantly impacts boot, and other performance tests show this. They appear to not test boot as part of their testing. They did find Eset heavy, which I actually do find heavy. Kaspersky to me feels pretty lite when I test it, but I do find it can spike CPU at times.

    MSE has fallen to nearly the point of being useless. Vipre seems to be only slightly better than MSE (which was terrible). Good to see Norton scoring 100% with almost no performance impact, however why do they claim 2014 and 2015 versions on the test, which did they test? Both? I doubt both had the same results, 2015 should have been higher result, with lower performance impact than 2014. Strange. Bullguard is continuing to disappoint, they really need to re-engineer that product.
     
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    Agreed. KIS 2015 is light, but not so light as to have zero impact.
     
  9. Mortal Raptor

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    Well firstly, I am glad that Norton finally decided to agree to have their product tested.

    Secondly, all that matters is how it affects your system really.

    Try installing KAV or KIS, then launch your setup files, talking about large ones, like the Nero Platinum Suite or any large EXE and see how it takes a long time until the setup actually launches. Otherwise, KAV/KIS is much lighter than the past.

    But all in all, for me at least, Norton strikes that perfect balance between good protection and good performance. Others either offer you low system impact but not so great protection or vice versa.
     
  10. Mortal Raptor

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    Ditto bro, much lighter than the past for sure, but in no way would get a 5/5 rating in my books for performance.
     
  11. FleischmannTV

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    Symantec / Norton has been participating at AV-Test since many years. I have no idea where you got the idea that they've "finally decided" to be tested.
     
  12. Mortal Raptor

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    sorry maybe I got it confused with AV Comparatives.

    Strange why they'd agree to test with AV-TEST but not AV Comparatives
     
  13. FleischmannTV

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    The reason for not participating at AV-Comparatives has been mentioned several times on other occasions in this forum and it is because of the static file detection test. They don't want to be tested in that category but AV-C doesn't allow to opt out of it. They would be delighted to be tested in the real-world protection, performance tests and I'm sure other categories as well, though, and I'm sure they would achieve good scores there.

    They tested September and October, maybe they've used 2014 for September and 2015 for October.
     
  14. snippits

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    That's because Kaspersky has top shelf packer support, and it is actually doing something like being able to disinfect instead of deleting or quarantining.
     
  15. Mortal Raptor

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    ah ok, I appreciate the explanation
     
  16. Minimalist

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    Great results for Avira and Kaspersky. In free category :thumb: for 360.
     
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    Another good showing from Panda Free.
     
  18. Mayahana

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    True story. Speed issues relating to extraction are less of a concern to me.. Browsing, copying files, and boot are crucial for me.
     
  19. true indian

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    CIS doing great as well!! ;)

    Avast is improving from previous version too.360's performance is impressive!
     
  20. IBK

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    :) where are your sample size comments now? ;)
     
  21. stephentony

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    Avast is coming back! Anyone who knows me here knows I am NOT a fanboy of any security product. I just wanted that fact to be addressed upfront so my objectivity is not in question. Back in October my day job boss asks me to help him with a quick inventory and piled up in a corner in the supply closet were at least 20 boxed copies of Avast IS 7.0. I said what the heck are you doing with all those copies? Turns out he bought them on eBay 2 years ago for something ridiculous like $75.00. He installed a few copies on his home PC's and stored the rest at work. He told to me go ahead take a few home. They were all unopened pristine boxes. Anyway, I took 4 boxes home and installed one on my sister's PC and one on my brother's, too. They liked the Firewall, Safezone and even the Sandbox, along with how the various components were put together, which surprised me because I thought both being security novices they might find all the options too confusing and complicated. Just the opposite. They both took to it like ducks to water. They absolutely love it and found the wealth of options very attractive. Even more so after I upgraded their installs to 2015.

    I must confess after putting IS through its paces for the past month or so, I have become a convert. You set it to Aggressive Hardened Mode along with PUPs checked, and a further bit of tweaking, and you find that its a beast! You know, detection all by itself isn't everything! You cannot properly test an AV by just unzipping a RAR file full of malware onto a desktop, and then doing a video saying, Oh, Avast didn't do well. If you look at the technology Avast has put together, and you actually use all the varied components, and configure it all properly, it does an amazingly comprehensive and quality job of protection. Yes, there are some kinks to be worked out with NG (it can't be useful if you don't have Hardware Virtualization enabled in your BIOS or no option for it at all on the MB) but it's fantastic technology! Now, the Browser Cleanup component did wipe out most of my sister's addons in Firefox but that was easily repaired. Just to be clear, the installation of the Browser Cleanup component, without ever using it, wiped out about two thirds of all my Firefox addons. Same on my sister's copy of Firefox. Nitpicking aside, I believe you will continue to see steady progress from Avast in the coming months and the results here reflect that. Nice job Avast! :thumb:
     
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  22. SweX

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    They always have and probably always will find ESET "heavy". Didn't you only have issues with upload speed or streaming with ESET (that they are looking into). Or are you saying that it affects your PC performance? If so have you let ESET know about that?
     
  23. roger_m

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    That is for V3 Internet Security 9.0, which I can't find a download for, and quite possibly is only in Korean.
     
  24. anon

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    Well said IBK :thumb:
     
  25. Osaban

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    You are right there's only a download for version 8. I'm shocked about the price 49.95 $ for one machine, they've got to be kidding, probably this is because of the high level of piracy in Korea. Most businesses in Seoul use Ahnlab, but most computers on sale have Norton pre-installed.
     
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