Cloud Antivirus tests.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Solarlynx, Jun 25, 2011.

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  1. Solarlynx

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    Hi!
    I'd like to know if there any reliable tests on cloud antiviruses. IMHO they should show much better detect then non-cloud avs.
     
  2. J_L

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    If you find YouTube and other amateur testing reliable, there are plenty of those.

    Panda's offline product has been widely-tested professionally, and the Cloud version should have very similar results.

    IMHO Cloud AVs should have better detection on zero-days, but that's not guaranteed (especially on products that update hourly or less). Ultimately, it depends on the software, not whether or not Cloud is included.
     
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    AV-Test and AVC both test with cloud connection. You can compare there.
     
  4. Solarlynx

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    Thank you for your answers, guys.
    I find YouTube reliable enough but that's too much fuss about small bit of info.
    Interesting idea. I thought they are different products of different properties. Maybe you are right: Panda Antivirus (or how else it's called) is approximately the same as Panda Cloud Antivirus by detect.

    What do you mean by 'depends on the software'?
    From Cloud AVs I expect only detection. Protection can be made by other HIPS.
     
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    Yes, but it's interesting to get pure Cloud Antiviruses tests: Panda, Immunet, Kingsoft (I know only these 3).
     
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    No need to test Kingsoft, it is pure junk anyway. Better include Prevx.
     
  7. King Grub

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    Kingsoft isn't all that bad at Chinese malware. :p
     
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    Oh, sorry forgot about Prevx.
    So we have 4 CAVs:
    1. Panda
    2. Immunet
    3. Prevx
    4. Kingsoft
    But what about their testing? Really, guys any reliable tests with CAVs. I can't believe there aren't any.o_O
     
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    The new Webroot Beta.
     
  10. Solarlynx

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    What's that?
     
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    Interesting project. But anyway who knows any reliable tests on cloud antiviruses.
     
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    you can start by first considering independent organizations
     
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    Sorry, I don't know any dealing with cloud antiviruses.
     
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    AV-comparatives and AV-Test
    anyway, all of the products you mentioned are not pure cloud AVs
    maybe prevx
     
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    Every up-to-date vendor uses the Internet to put out all streaming information, the "cloud" has gotten too much attention when all it is is a buzzword and shouldn't need to be fed with a separate test or whatever, that's just ridiculous.
     
  18. Solarlynx

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    Well, maybe that's why there's no pure cloud avs tests.
     
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    I think there exist two versions: cloud and 'ground' as in the Panda av case. And in those tests only 'ground' avs tested.
     
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    Some companies provide less definitions for their software, Cloud or not. Therefore they won't have better detection.

    My point is that Cloud is not a major factor in detection, unless we're talking about very recent malware.
     
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    +1 Kingsoft is at the end on RAP tests in virus bulletins.
     
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    Hopefully, if that is the case, it shows that the independent testing organizations know what they are doing.
     
  24. Solarlynx

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    Or maybe they don't know what to do with that new cloud avs. Maybe they just find it's more comfortable to go on in the old way - testing 'ground' avs.
     
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    Panda av is not a "ground" av like you said

    many products like mcAfee, trend micro, sophos, kaspersky, f-secure already are cloud enabled
     
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