comparatives?

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  1. 337

    337 Registered Member

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    I need some help understanding how it is that I read a lot of posts about NOD32 missing malware and yet it seems to always be on top of the test siteso_O
    Most people are finding the missed baddies with KAVo_O So what is the dealo_O?? I am running NOD32 on one of my Vista machines and am wondering if I need to bite the bullet and get another kis6 license!!! o_O
     
  2. farmerlee

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    No single av app catches everything. If nod32 ranks among the top in tests then clearly it is not missing that much malware.
     
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    Agreed; However, it is disheartening to hear ill of your AV app. I will say that since I left Norton years ago it has been smooth sailing for me, no gunk on my rig. Also :oops: I don't have the same surfing habits either:ninja:
    So there that is!!!:thumb:
     
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    I'm with you: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=166321

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    Another fine example!!!:thumb:
    So how good are these tests anyway? Is the real world excluded from the test setup??
     
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    Let me word it differently. Can an av be "customised" to excel in testing, but be
    mediocre in the real world??
     
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    Well, in latest comparative test (av-comparatives) NOD has lost a "+". From "advanced+" to "advanced" while KAV mantained its score (i.e. adv+)....

    Something has happen lately to NOD. Tough just scoring less one month does not mean you have to trash your antivirus :p

    Fax
     
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    Symantec and NOD32 miss the + for very little.
    and some others got A also by a little.
    it was a hard decision, but the levels are what they are - without making exceptions.
     
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    Could you provide a link to that test?
    THANX!!!:thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the qualification... better to wait for the detailed report than.:)

    Cheers,
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  11. IBK

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    just browse thru the av-comparatives site...
     
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    Hi!

    its not yet out (in 5 days)... check in www.av-comparatives.org look for the link for the summary table.

    Sorry can't give direct link without the permission of the author (i.e. IBK) :D

    Cheers,
    Fax
    OOps: haven't seen the IBK post sorry...
     
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    I did, but see NOD with an A+, which test did it drop?
     
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    Ehm, you have to look for the FEBRUARY 2007 on-demand results

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    Says not available yeto_O? or should i say ---- coming soon!!!
     
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    Below the table that shows previous tests, look for "To get an overview of the comparatives, we summarized them in tables. You can find them here", it's just above the advertisement.
     
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    Got it --- Thanks!!!!:thumb:
     
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    I think it's the forthcoming one :D
     
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    I will be interested to see how the freebies compare with some paid AVs.
    The only ones that rated Standard were Dr Web and McAfee. I am not especially surprised by Dr Web, but am a little by McAfee.

    I am also disappointed in NOD. It has been a couple of years since they were not Advanced +.

    Jerry
     
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    DrWeb and McAfee are a big dissapointment...
     
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    Summary:
    -Only Antivir, Trustport and KAV-based AVs (eScan, F-Secure, Kaspersky and GData) got Advanced+ checkmark.
    -Symantec and NOD 32 slipped from Advanced+ to Advanced checkmark.
    -Avast, AVG, BitDefender, F-Prot, Fortinet, Norman obtained Advanced checkmark.
    -McAfee descended from Advanced to Standard checkmark.
    -Dr. Web keeps the Standard checkmark.
    -Microsoft is not up to the level. :p
     
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    I think that IBK wanted any discussion in the other thread;

     
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    You are right-----and my question still remains. Is it possible to optomise an av to ace these tests and be so-so for end users? Just wondering??
     
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    you know who will use those results :D
     
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