AV-Test Results for Nov/Dec Now Available

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  1. De Hollander

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  2. Thankful

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    Thanks.
    A new entry for Tencent: PC Manager.
    FPs back for Webroot.
    Eset protection inches upward. Their record with FPs is commendable.
    Trend Micro remains strong.
    Except for the three that failed certification, everyone is doing very well.
     
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  3. silverfox99

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    Looking accross scores of 'Protection', 'Repair' and 'Usability' results look like this:

    1st. BitDefender 16.5 out of a possible 18
    Joint 2nd. Kaspersky 16 / 18
    Joint 2nd. NIS 16 / 18
    Joint 4th. F-secure 15.5 /18
    Joint 4th. Trend 15.5 / 18
    6th. G-Data 14.5 / 18
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    Joint 24th MSE & PCTools 10 / 18
    25th (Last) Ahnlabs 8.5 / 18

    BitDefender a class act all round. MSE having difficulties. Not good for it's allegedly huge user base. Webroot 'Protection' continues to be v good but Webroot finding it difficult to clear up malware infected systems in these tests ('Repair' 3 / 6)- I guess WSA 'journalling' not work when box already infected prior to WSA install?
     
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  4. lodore

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    I am surprised at the amount of fps that webroot has.
    The rest seems to be the same as before.
    trend micro does seem to be doing better it is just a shame about the impact it has.
     
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  5. phyniks

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    thanks for the ranking but,
    Joint 4th: F-secure and Trend ;)
     
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    Looking accross scores of 'Protection'*, results look like this:

    1st. BitDefender 6.0/6.0
    Joint 1st. Trend 6.0/6.0
    Joint 1st. F-secure 6.0/6.0
    Joint 2nd. NIS 5.5/6.0
    Joint 2nd. Kaspersky 5.5/6.0
    Joint 2nd. G-Data 5.5/6.0
    Joint 2nd. BullGuard 5.5/6.0
    Joint 2nd. Webroot 5.5/6.0
    Joint 3rd. Qihoo 5.0/6.0
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    Joint 24th AhnLab 3.0/6.0
    25th (Last) MSE 1.5/6.0
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    Repair:
    http://www.av-test.org/en/test-procedures/test-modules/repair/

    Usability:
    http://www.av-test.org/en/test-procedures/test-modules/usability/
     
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    TrendMicro, F-Secure and Bitdefender the winners for protection against malware :thumb:
     
  8. silverfox99

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    Doh! Updated, thanks. :)
     
  9. silverfox99

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    AV-Test will be announcing winner of their best of year awards soon. Based on the addition of Nov/Dec tests results, can there be any doubt that winner of the consumer category will be BD? They won the AV-T home/consumer award last year didn't they (I think f-secure walked away with the enterprise/business product of the year category).
     
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    Good result from AVG free 2013 again and better than any other free product that joined the test.
    They really have done a great job in avg labs the last 2 years.
     
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    I wonder how MSE users feel if they ever see this.
    The amount of threads I see recommending MSE to people asking for an antivirus is insane despite it being one of the most insecure and easily infected AVs i have tried personally
     
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    The appeal of MSE is that it's free, it's install and forget, and it doesn't come bundled with a bunch of junk. So a lot of people go for it, perhaps because that's all they care about...
     
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    The dark horse this year has been Trend. Edged out G-Data. From what I have read about it's web protection, it's one of the best currently. However, past versions were heavy on system resources and the virus scanner was a dog.

    Anyone using the 2013 version?
     
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    Symantec had better get it's act together and start working on getting PC Tools back to a state where it at least passes certification, or else it's just a wasted investment on their end. Why bother having a second brand when you clearly aren't putting the effort into it?

    Other than that, I think the results have been mostly consistent. AVG's repair ability remains a matter of concern.
     
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    Trend Platimun Security 2013 download on 6 month trial via Facebook AV Marketplace if anyone wants to give it a whirl...
     
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    Criticisms of MSE are no doubt justified – but still, if one is after a free (set and forget) AV only, there does not appear that much to choose from. I use MSE because I couldn't make up my mind what else to use. Avast caused too many bluescreens, Panda went bananas, I have little faith in Avira, and AVG is a behemoth at 118MBs for my slow internet connection.
    Still....I may have to reconsider? o_O
     
  17. siketa

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    What about Roboscan?
     
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    Nice to see ZoneAlarm's Free AV doing well still :thumb:
     
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    Again BD and KIS topping the charts. Nice to see NIS up there too. :D
     
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    I continue to be amazed at the dismal performance of MSE ... thinking about trying another product, but I do like MSE's stability and simplicity.
     
  21. funkydude

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    People worried about MSE should read deeper into the statistics.

    An abysmally low amount of 100 samples was used for the "0-day" test. Of 100 samples, MSE detected 71 in November, that's 71%, and 78 in December, that's 78%.

    I don't know about others, but to me this seems entirely realistic of the AV industry as a whole, 70-ish%, when it comes to 0 day protection. AV's scoring higher than this, and even scoring 100% in 0-day (entirely impossible) is simply flawed, and once again portraits AV's as some kind of miracle cure, when they are not. BitDefender scoring 100% of 0 days? Give me a break. This alone shows how pathetic the sample set is.

    Considering AV companies love to boast about how many thousands of samples of new malware are created every day, basing a test on only 100 samples in an entire month is laughable.

    Also, I find it a bit odd that MSE somehow scores 1.5/6 for scoring 78% detection of 100 samples.
     
  22. phyniks

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    you re welcome :thumb:


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    Dear Friends
    We have discussed about MSE every now and then
    MSE should be considered just as a "part of windows security".I mean,MSE is not an independant program(like other 3rd parties).So testing the mere MSE is not a good idea.
    A windows(with all security updates installed and specially with "Smart Scan"....which has been part of IE and now,with win8 is a resident independant shield ) is not that in danger with MSE.

    (although I don't like Microsoft Policy on MSE.....you are limited to use all the updates (and of course IE in windows other than 8 to have Smart Screen) and thats why I gave it up.)
     
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    Interesting results...F-Secure doesn't get a lot of attention but seems to be quite solid!:thumb:
     
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    Been using it for a while now, no issues here.
     
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    Same here, windows defender is not bad! Its designed to be user-friendly so no false positives is a good thing:thumb:
     
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