In LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thrown

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  1. sunrise

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    In LinuxWorld 'fight club,'... (Untangle Untangle's Untangle.com)

    "Antivirus Tools Underperform When Tested in LinuxWorld 'Fight Club'
    In LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thrown at them"

    http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=131246

    Kaspersky :D , ClamAV and Symantec.
     
  2. rothko

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    ClamAV....:). thanks for the link, they allow you to download the testset too :eek:
     
  3. Meriadoc

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    Seems the test set was only 18 and not only 25
     

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  4. dan_maran

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    Wow this is a really accurate gauge of an Antivirus performance. <Sarc>
    They only used 18 different samples total to "Test" the Antiviruses.
     
  5. Technodrome

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    More like 17. Eicar.com doesn't count. Its time to switch your AVs folks... :D :D :D

    tD
     
  6. Inspector Clouseau

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    Blacklisted. No Serious AV / Security Vendors offers a download of malware for public on their website! IF they don't even know that then they're more than dumb.
     
  7. Inspector Clouseau

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    And... Attention: Password protected archives used as samples! Now that's what i call moronish. Either you know how to do it properly or just don't do it.
     
  8. dan_maran

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    Simple math got me again! :D
     
  9. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thrown

    Oh noes! :) trjam, it's high time for you to switch your avatar icon again. :D
     
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    Oh that's just awesome!! :)
     
  11. The_Duality

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    Lol. :p

    NOD wasnt even tested! That must mean its terrible and I should switch immediately to ClamAV :gack:

    /SARCASM
     
  12. trjam

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thrown

    Oh, that is hitting below the belt Stefan. Thats ok, you keep working on that "gamer" module,:cautious: instead of wasting time on say something like a ,"HIPS module".;) :D
     
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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    I wrote also something on my blog regarding this: http://weblog.vircop.org/?p=52
     
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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thrown

    An excellent write up in you blog Inspector Clouseau.

    Completly agree with all your coments.

    Cheers

    Jlo
     
  17. ellison64

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    Am i the only one thinking that Kasperskys press release (link posted by IBK) is rather cynical and manipulating?.Kudos to the inspector and eset for setting the record straight.
    ellison
     
  18. IBK

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    I guess you are not the only one.
     
  19. luke44

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    Re: In LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thro

    Inspector Clouseau, if you read what the Untangle guys wrote about their test/demo (it's in the "presentation" link on virus.untangle.com) they specifically state that they are using the Eicar files to establish that the AV scanners are on and working -- just the purpose you validate in your post.

    From what I got, they were simply testing that the various scanners could catch these viruses -- frankly they all should have caught all of them -- don't believe the Untangle guys were ever putting this test/demo forth as a conclusive AV test -- but it does mimic what customers actually do -- try a couple of scanners for a week or two and see how they do -- it's not statistically significant or maybe even fair, but it is real world.
     
  20. RejZoR

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    Re: In LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thro

    EICAR was NEVER EVER meant to be modified. Except within quiet restrictive rules also described on EICAR webpage.
     
  21. Thug21

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    Re: In LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses thro

    Craziest "test" I've seen. o_O
     
  22. ASpace

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    Re: n LinuxWorld 'fight club,' only three antivirus tools catch all the viruses throw

    Hurry , hurry , why wait and stay unprotected :D :D :D :D :D :thumb:

    I thought I should switch to Watchguard , I really can't stand the risks *puppy*

    jokes
     
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