Dumb Question, AV Compartives

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Sep 11, 2006.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    Why is there a 3 month delay between the Retrospective/ProActive Tests, and the On-demand comparatives test.
     
  2. kdm31091

    kdm31091 Registered Member

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    I dunno, it kinda annoys me.

    More realistic they need time to gather the right samples I guess.
     
  3. ggf31416

    ggf31416 Registered Member

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    The ProActive test uses 3 months old antivirus (The ones from the February/August test) against malware that appeared during those 3 months, so the samples are new to all programs. That's also means that e.g. the November comparative will test the heuristic detection that the antivirus had in August.
     
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