In re: AVComparatives recent tests

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by dan_maran, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. dan_maran

    dan_maran Registered Member

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    This question is directed at Andreas;
    I noticed, as others have as well, that your organization has performed many tests as of late but most are labeled as internal only. I am just curious if this is the final word on these tests or if they may one day be released to the general population.

    Thanks in advance!
    _Dan

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  2. Firecat

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    I do not work for AV-comparatives; but IMO the tests are going to remain internal as there are certain reasons for which they are not released to the public. The terms of testing do not change as time passes......
     
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    I understand that is usually the case, I am just asking for some insight from the tester. :)
     
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    What is the point of even listing these internal tests, if the results are not to be freely disclosed ?
     
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    That is also what I am wondering. The only reason(s) I can think of is to show that they are busy testing, even if nothing is being released to the public.

    _Dan
     
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    Perhaps an attempt to frighten those AV makers :D
    you know, 'helloween' season..
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    btw Andreas any chance You comment on new Avast! version (e.g. Poly detection) ...

    ofc only if you got time, will and mood :) thx
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    isnt nod32's advanced heuristics turned off by default?

    if these tests were made by default level, nod would score terrible right?

    nod32 rely wayyyy too much on them for their overall detection, yet choose to turn it off by default?

    unless im mistaken, o_O
     
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    What does this have to do with the topic? If you want to continue your persistent NOD bashing, please start a new topic.
     
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    Nod user?
     
  11. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    you aint supposed to believe any test.

    this leads to people using only the AV's what score highly, or show them in the higher light.

    what your supposed to do, is use them as a guideline just to make you try the software yourself, and then! make your decision.
     
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    Could this topic please be split and or cleaned up as I was simply inquiring about a certain topic and this has definitely morphed into something else. :)
     
  13. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    ok, i dont know why they are internal... but im sure there are some reasons.

    if this was just 1 question, directed to 1 person....

    why wasnt the PM used?

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    if you label a thread, avcomparatives recent tests.... people will talk about the recent tests. :blink:
     
  14. dan_maran

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    1. I did not ask a certain person or I would have more than likely used the PM feature as you suggested
    reason - Maybe someone else on the board has already asked the question and I missed it.

    2. I did ask about recent tests in the topics heading because it was the best explanation of the thread, the first post defines what test(s) I was referencing.

    3. I did not ask for rants on why NOD does good here and not there, we all know that not all testing criteria are the same across the board. That is a good thing.

    I hope that clears up any misconceptions.
     
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    I deleted my posts, sorry.
     
  16. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    1. :shifty:

    but i havnt having a go, i too wonder why they are internal only :)
     
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    There are many possible reasons; such as the vendor not being satisfied with the results and not wanting them released until their product improves, or maybe it is routine internal test performed every now and then, or maybe a vendor is interested in participation on AV-comparatives but does not want its product officially tested with public results until a specific time. :)
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i dont like the word 'maybe'

    many people use it to simply say NO or whatever. :)

    but im sure your right Firecat, lol.
     
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    sorry for late reply, i was offline for 2 days.
    i marked them as internal because i first announced them and some peoples may wonder if i delete them. i thought it would be also more transparent if i let know which other products are getting tested and at the same time it is a reminder for me and an overview for the vendors to see when they are scheduled for testing. the other reasons suggested may also apply. they will remain internal, but maybe i will remove the entries from the list in future.
    @dwarden: no, no comment until March.
     
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    Thanks for the update. :)
     
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