AVComparatives Nov 2005 overview.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by kalpik, Nov 27, 2005.

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  1. kalpik

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    Most likely due to heuristics.
     
  3. Atomic_Ed

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    Looks like Avast is still at standard. I was hoping to see it jump up a notch but I was really surprised at Symantec dropping to standard. I wonder whats up with that?
     
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    have the result done yet ? cause i cant find it ?
     
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    AtomicEd I wouldn't worry about symantec getting a standard, you have to take all of these test's with a grain of salt anyway;)
     
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    That's the retrospective test. Symantec excels in the on demand.
     
  7. JerryM

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    I don't understand the differences in the retrospective test, and an on-demand test. Could someone give me a few sentences or a paragraph to explain it.
    I did notice that in the past NOD creamed all others in the retrospective test.
    How does that fit in the real world?

    Jerry
     
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    There's plenty of info on the site regarding the tests. Not too hard to find by using the search button and surfing av-comparatives, there are two links near the bottom of the home page that explain the methodology.

    In a nutshell (to get the gist) On-Demand test has up-to-date signatures with respect to the sample... in the Retro, older signatures used on a recent sample to test the app's ability to find baddies with older signatures.

    Real world... any new outbreak that doesn't have signatures, apps that score well in retro have a better chance of stopping the baddie than those that don't.
     
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  9. Atomic_Ed

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    Thanks, I know your right about this. Actually for taking the tests with a grain of salt is why I originally went with Avast since it picked up some trojans on the same web site during my personal trial that Nod had completely missed. I guess it just surprised me to see it at first. I am pretty sure I will be going with NIS 2006 in January when my subscription runs out unless KIS 2006 is out and looks good before then.
     
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    KIS 2006 will look good, that's a given. But Norton 2006 is good now.
     
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    I think we can't expect any good heuristics test results from avast!, because of (as far as I know) avast! has no traditional heuristics in its on-demand scaner at all so we can't expect any good results from this kind of test from avast!.

    I think standard level is good enough for an AV that has no heuristics in its on-demand scanner such as avast!, however, it seems to be better than some AV that have heuristics such as AVG.

    However, avast! has generic detection in its on-access/on-demand scanner and featured so-called heuristics module in its e-mail scanner that can be helpful in some real-world outbreak but cannot be tested in av-comparatives.
     
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    For November it says "coming soon" when I go to the site. Am I looking in the wrong place?
     
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    There is a llink below that one that says overview. Click on that one. It's just above the add for Centrino Hardware control.
     
  14. rdsu

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    Kaspersky went down its performance on the heuristics...

    The rest seems quite normal, and BitDefender seems to are making a great job on the overall protection...
     
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    The overviews are released some days before in order to prepare peoples mentally about the incoming results :p. The official release date for the reports and results is the 1st december (that's why it says 'coming soon').
     
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    :D :D :D :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D
     
  17. Edwin024

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    I think that AV Compartives don't needs to be looked at with salt closeby...
     
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    very true. i prefer a single malt whiskey. and i always have my nurse on standby.
     
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    So HIVE does work after all :D

    Now I see BitDefender vs. NOD32 in the future - red apples to green apples (Yum both taste nice) :D :p
     
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