AVComparatives Single Tests Results

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  1. Mele20

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    CA has probably left the Trojans/Backdoors/Other malware/OtherOS malware detection to PestPatrol, which possibly explains its poor performance.

    No excuse for Sophos; the company should be ashamed at its poor performance. As for Trend Micro, I think they would have barely reached the Standard certification, I do hope they improve from here on out.

    @IBK: You need to correct the Trend Micro PDF file. In the "comments" section of the Trend Micro PDF file, you have typed that "If you are going to evaluate CA Antivirus 2007 on your system, you will have to uninstall first any antivirus and antispyware you have already installed..."
     
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    A sizeable proportion of what sophos has detected would probably have been under "mal/packer" packer category detection, the fact that they still score poorly despite this does not look good at all.
     
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    Very interesting!

    "Results are available for AVComparatives Single Tests of CA Antivirus 2007, Trend Micro IS 2007 and Sophos Antivirus 2.0. "

    Does anybody know which suites and utility packages use or did use the CA AV and the Sophos AV?

    Going by memory (mine not the PC!) CA was used by ZoneAlarm on it's pre KAV suite has replaced it with KAV with some ongoing problems.

    Sophos is part of the SS 5.3 package :)gack: I've got that !) l leave AV off in favour of BD10.

    Can't remember but iolo's System Mechanic had a AV or ASW but which vendor?
     
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    IBK used the standalone CA Antivirus and Sophos AV. Trend Micro is available both as a suite and as AV+AS packages.

    ZoneAlarm used the CA engine in the past. Iolo's system Mechanic used to have KAV, but now it uses its own AV engine. I believe V-Com SystemSuite uses Trend Micro's engine for its AV.
     
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    Iolo now uses Command AV for up to 3 pcs.
     
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    Iolo has claimed in all their press releases that Iolo AV is home-developed. Why would they lie? o_O
     
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    Maybe we are getting mixed up?

    SM7 had an ASW / trojan hunter I didn't think it was an AV? The lines are blurring on these scanners these days.
     
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    The Gui is theirs, but other than that it is:
    Command AntiVirus version: 4.94.139.35
    engine version: 4.313
     
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    A bit disappointed at Sophos results. :( Sophos had been scoring very high detection rates alongside with Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Tookkit and AVP (KAV) 7-8 years ago in some independent AV tests.
     
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    Perhaps, but 7-8 years is a long time in this field, just an opinion of course.

    If my AV or ASW had dropped out of the top 5 and my subscription is about done well, time to switch IMO.
     
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    A life-time! Very recent detection rates are the most important; for example; look how well AntiVir is doing now in recent tests.
     
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    And I thought Sophos were one of the best AV in the market despite of its exclusion on latest on-demand av-comparatives :(
     
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    Data speaks for itself. There is a good reason if it is excluded.

    I wish it was better, since I have indirectly in SS and use it as an occasional on demand tool. Maybe someday?
     
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    AFAIK, those products weren't excluded in av-comparatives on purpose, simply they chose to not participate?
    It's the same maybe :D
     
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    i always thought of trend as a 90% av, and not too far off either.

    as for the other two, as expected.
     
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    KAV ftw,
    Im a KAV fan boy xP
     
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    Well, as you say they were either excluded because they didn't meet the criteria AV uses for vendors to enter the tests or they choose not to participate.

    For me, the results are the same, no data no selection by me!o_O

    If a student says I'm not taking the math exam but let me graduate anyway.

    What to do what to do....:D
     
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    escalader,
    i have bitdefender 10 (suite) on a disc that i haven't even used yet. i would like to use it as an on-demand scan (both, the AV, and ASW) the same way that you use sophos. my primary real-time AV is kaspersky. can this be done? the bitdefender people told me that it can't.
    sorry for going off-topic.
     
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    Heavily doubt it, BitDefender is heavily sensitive to other Anti-Malware applications running on the system.
     
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    It would be nice to see Panda tested.
     
  23. ejames82

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    firecat,
    isn't there any way that i can uncheck it from the startup list? i already do this with spysweeper, avg anti-spyware, and clamwin, and they work. i just want to use them in safe mode.
     
  24. Legendkiller

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    well i was hoping for a better showing from trendmicro...which showed-up only 87% detection-rates and was not particularly good in "other-malware/trojans" category..........but was good in worm detection....
     
  25. EASTER.2010

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    That explains in spite of winning my personal favor of it i just couldn't deal with constant conflicts/issues that no doubt was due to melding alongside my other security apps.

    BitDefender you might say is my AV of choice even though i have KIS6 now and prefer everything about it.

    Maybe one day..................:shifty:
     
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