AVG 2011 Free - PcMag review

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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    PcMag posted their review of AVG 2011 Free yesterday.
     
  2. The Hammer

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    Read it. Says they need to improve Malware blocking as they trail competitors in that area.
     
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    I had the paid version for awhile and in most of the rootkit tests or trojan testing Ive seen it failed at detection almost every time. I think Ill pass.
     
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    I don't buy anything the mag says - one of the worst tracking sites i've seen!
     

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  5. atomomega

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    LOL... every mag's (paper/online) income relies mostly on advertising... so i'm not surprised... tracking is the basis of marketing...
     
  6. RejZoR

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    Useless review. From what i can see, they just did an on-demand test. IDP wasn't even tested and then they complain over "undetected" malware. IDP doesn't work on-demand you silly noobs at PcMag... because most users usually execute things...
     
  7. progress

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    I think RejZoR from MRG should do some independent tests :thumb:
     
  8. m0unds

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    on-demand detection?
     
  9. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    They did execute what was not automatically detected when opening the folder containing the samples: "I launched all of the remaining samples and noted AVG's behavior."
     
  10. RejZoR

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    Had to remove the signature. This was getting annoying lately. All of the sudden everyone thought i'm in any way affiliated with MRG. I'm not and never was and never will be. Malware Research group doesn't test stuff and doesn't appear in public at all. Opposed to Malware Research Group.
    But i'm not much active lately so it's no use of having the signature anymore...
     
  11. Legendkiller

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    i think posting about Pcmag's review are an exercise in futility...........simply b'coz there is hardly any objective discussion done on them.

    Apart from review on Comodo,every other review is torn apart on some unfounded logic and its happening for some years now...

    I think mods must prevent such threads.
     
  12. LODBROK

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    TheBuckbull channel: "AVG Antivirus Free 2011 Review and Test"
    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKifEJDS7uo-

    I consider the youtube tests nothing more than industrial waste, but this guy seems to be considerably more methodical and patient than the trademark dysfunctional and frenzied copy/paste sessions. Buckbull gets disoriented over the sequence of alerts and his knowledge of features touches only the surface. He mentions it needs "something against zero day threats" when it just blocked and killed a slew of them. He doesn't know the now included ID Protection behavior blocker is just that as well as their new cloud detection component which not only hooks to the Resident Shield but LinkScanner as well. Typical youtube attention deficit content but otherwise an interesting test.
     
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  13. atomomega

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    Just for quick reference, an excerpt from the author's bio @ PCMag.com
    I'm not trying to make a point here. It's just a fact to keep in mind...
     
  14. Legendkiller

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    That doesn't prove he takes dollars home from co's to write reviews...i would look into tests taken by reviewer to come to his conclusion and not his affiliations.

    Rubenking might be a respected person in that regard.

    Anyhow,its my personal view that you cannot blame a reviewer simply b'coz he works for a magazine and does his job well.

    All test-labs don't show us how they do it and what samples they take,ofcourse there is a detailed report,but again many can doubt it.
     
  15. atomomega

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    LOL... :ouch:
     
  16. atomomega

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    Again, I am NOT trying to make a point...
     
  17. Cutting_Edgetech

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    I had the paid version of linkscanner before AVG bought them out. If i remember correctly it had a few incompatibility problems with AV's. The review said it missed a lot of phishing sites. They should really look at keeping their database up to date. Linkscanner scans sites for active exploits. Phishing uses social engineering, and the site itself may not have exploits on it. They use trickery rather than infecting your machine.
     
  18. Kees1958

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    :argh: :argh: :argh: Well that is what they understand

    But to recap, AVG is following AVAST in provided functionality scope, difference with AVAST is that AVAST develops most of them themselves while AVG purchases a lot.

    AVG free
    - Spyware (old Ewido Paid, still has a left over USP of checking programs accessing the registry)
    - Web protection Linkscanner (old Exploit Prevention Labs paid)
    - Behavioral blocking IDS (old Primary Safe Response Connect paid)

    Pretty good deal when you ask me (cache works really good to like with Avast)
     
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