Avast Fail a simple test review

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  1. jmonge

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    Avast is going downhill ... :ouch:
     
  3. virtumonde

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    Lol.it's Just a test.Interesting as always as it shows reallife situations..Btw why doesn't Matt use task manager,or Process Explorer to see what's running?
    And avast block 4 out of 5 i belive which is not bad for an av without a heuristic module
     
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    but the one avast missed made a disaster:thumbd:plus it was a simple test but matt used real malware
     
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    True.But All the av's that will face similar conditions will do that at one point,even if some will catch all threats during one review.I hope we won't be talking about what 'happy clicker' one must be to surf with IE and choose run to something named"codec .exe" :)I'm saying that i don't think Avast deserves such a negative title as it caught 4out of 5 and it alerted about email spam from the one it missed.
     
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    maybe for you or other people in this forum but outside this forum there are people and believe me on this one click on any thing just to get rid of a pop up or what ever is in their way,now couple of my friends who call me for pc infections are not geeks and guez what they have for security?norton avast or mcaffe:D
    note:if i have any negative reaction on my pc and get infected for sure it will deserve this negative title
     
  7. removemalware

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    Thanks for the thread man! ;)
     
  8. jmonge

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    your welcome:thumb:
     
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    Yup..90% of the people out there are "click first and ask questions later". The only real prevention I've ever seen to date would be DefenseWall...sandboxing rulez....
     
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    yeap.
    are you or did you ever test drivesentry?
     
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    should test sandboxie against something like keylogging in the sandbox or breaching the sandbox :D
     
  12. removemalware

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    Actually I've been reading Drive Sentry product info all day. I can't wait to test it. I'm going to do a install, config and prevention review this weekend.

    Avira Free prevention tests are going up tonight.
     
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    I gotta say I really didn't like sandboxie (maybe I was just missing something). I felt like DefenseWall was pretty easy to use and polished.
     
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    defensewall is probably easier to use (after using both) but sandboxie is more flexible, and more relying on your decision if you want something to run with full privilege so that thers no problems or if you want something sandboxed. i use it more of an on-demand solution and defensewall is a real-time solution, at least in my mind.
     
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    realtime sounds good to my ears:thumb:
     
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    cool:cool: dont forget this one has a malware database plus hips fuction together;)
     
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    avira:cool: cool i am going to the store and get a 2 litle pepsi and some popcorn:thumb:
     
  18. Dark Shadow

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    I like to see twister AV tested with its FDD Hips.Despite some FP,I found its FDD impressive.
     
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    dave does twister have a hips built in?
     
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    Yes it does and they offer I believe it was a three month trial.
     
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    do you have the link?i love hips;) does it have self protection and can twister protect other application from manipulation?thanks again dave/john:D which one?ah what the heck john it is:thumb:
     
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    Hey Jmonge cant get the link to work for some reasons.You can google it Twister antivirus. by filesclab
     
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    sure,thanks i will check this one out
     
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    Was Windows and IE up to date? An updated OS and software should be the foundation of any security setup.

    4/5 caught is pretty darn good. Heck, I only have 3 samples because I'm a newbie and a highly recommended anti-malware is blind to 2 out of 3. We all know that signature based protection is not enough but we can't exactly install a noisy HIPS on our families computers.

    It would also be interesting and more real if he had tried the links one at a time on a clean system. Nobody on Earth is going to click 5 bad links in a row. That way the hourglass wouldn't be on constantly.
     
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    I would love to see a similar test with Comodo Internet Security (after the soon to be released update) and Rising AV.
     
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