Kaspersky this time number one ?

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  1. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

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    FYI,

    Received this email from Kaspersky today:
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    General News. Wednesday, June 29, 2005
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    1. Kaspersky Lab Winner of Anti-Virus of the Year


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    1. Kaspersky Lab Winner of Anti-Virus of the Year

    Kaspersky Lab announced today that it won Anti-Virus Product of the Year
    at the Techwold.com Network Awards held at the Brewery in the City of
    London last night.

    Fighting off competition from other finalists F-secure and Trend Micro,
    KasperskyR Corporate Suite was voted best overall product by
    Techworld.com's distinguished panel of independent judges.

    Sarah Buttery, Marketing Manager of Kaspersky Lab, who collected the
    award said, 'It's great to see the industry recognizing the
    excellence of our product with its superior technology, hourly updates
    and fast response times. It is also rewarding to see our partners share
    in our successes too.'

    MXtreme Mail Firewall from BorderWare Technologies, which uses Kaspersky
    Lab's anti-virus engine to scan incoming and outgoing messages, won
    Anti-Spam Email Protection Product of the Year.

    Techworld.com is the UK's premier site for enterprise computing and
    networking. The Techworld.com Network Awards recognize excellence within
    the industry from two different perspectives, public and private users
    and vendors and service providers; no other award honors both sides of
    the industry within the UK.

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    This mail doesn't say what i think about Kaspersky and the other AV's mentioned here.

    First of all i think Kaspersky belongs to the TOP 3 ,
    together with NOD32 and Sophos.

    What i don't understand is, why NOD32 which is the 'only AV that never missed a ITW virus at virusbtn.com for x years'

    can't be found in the Top 3 here.

    It proofs, that it is very difficult for customers to make a
    good decision when buying a AV

    Every day you find diff. results, you don't know what information cann be used.

    I think i'll keep using my top 3 AV scanners for now ...
     
  2. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    Actually, if you go to the virus bulletin site and look up Norton, you will see that Norton currently has the longest perfect record, believe it will soon be six years.

    Acadia
     
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  3. Honyak

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    Perhaps you should put Norton in your top 3 if VB100 tests is going to be used as a rating marker. lol
     
  4. Randy_Bell

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    Another bigoted comment -- what is with you people, there is nothing wrong with NAV and I'm tired of such prejudiced comments! :mad: :mad: C'Mon, give it a break, find some other brand of AV to bash, please ..
     
  5. tuatara

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    Sorry but that is not the case ...


    NOD32 Receives 31st Virus Bulletin 100% Award

    April 4, 2005

    Since May 1998, NOD32 has not missed a single in-the-wild virus in VB tests. This month's virus bulletin comparative review was based on antivirus products which run on Linux Red Hat 9. According to the researchers, "all files were detected, with a VB 100% award the equally predictable result." This latest comparative test gives ESET an unprecedented 31 VB 100% awards. In addition, NOD32 also beat out the competition in performance--proving that you don't have to compromise speed for detection.


    You misunderstood me, i only posted this, because i don't find these
    kind of tests very usefull.

    Virusbtn was not the worst place to find some information,
    but sadly you have to register before you can find all info.

    The top 3, that i have, is purely made of our own experiences with virusscanners.
    For our customers we clean about 300 pc's each month from malware
    (with or without virusscanners installed)

    Based on that i can say that i would not recommend Symantec (Norton)

    The most important reason is that on this moment i get about 10 pc's
    a week where Norton is disabled by a Trojan, without the user could see
    that. After that the pc's are completely infected.

    Another reason is that uninstalling the product NEVER works as it ought to be.

    3th it slows down your system too much, and it takes far too long to have a complete scan.

    4th it does not find as much virusses as it (and others) claims (near our experiences)

    5th The support of Symantec is the worst in the field !

    The best support one can get is from Sophos, worst of Symantec.

    But of course i am happy that someone else has different experiences with this. So if you are happy with Symantec, why buy something else?

    And further more perhaps it is not in my top3 but i don't think,
    it is a very bad product so perhaps as number 10 in the top 100 ?

    Be happy, that we don't all buy NAV, otherwise it perhaps became more expensive !

    ;)
     
  6. Acadia

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    Look again! Yes, Nod has won more awards in total, BUT Norton currently has the longest unbroken streak (unless it just missed one very recently that I don't know about). Yes, Nod has not missed a virus since 1998, but Nod does not have an unbroken record for the past six years, remember, the award includes false positives. Please, look again more carefully if you don't believe me.

    Acadia
     
  7. Honyak

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    Hey, That was not a knock on NAV, if you look, I have never made a negative comment about NAV.

    It was merely an attempt (feeble as it was) at humor concerning using VB100 for rating AV's. While it provides good information, I would not use it to categorically rate AV's. As has been posted here so often "The best AV is the one that works best for you on your system".
     
  8. Acadia

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    Yo, Randy, chill out, bro. I didn't get that from Honyak's post at all. Take care. :)

    Acadia
     
  9. tiagozt

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    Don't understand? Try do you own tests...

    You can make your own tests. I live installing and desinstalando several antivirus softwares e, before this, used the Nod32, which I trusted. However, I started to catch some infected files and saw that the Nod32 did not detect. Later, I discovered the site http://virusscan.jotti.org/ and saw that what is showed there was true. Beyond this, www.virustotal.com. IN both I started to make tests with infectados archives, besides continuing installing and testing softwares in my computer. From now on I concluded that the Kaspersky is, without doubt, the best antivirus of the market. In http://antivirus.nafoto.net can be seen screenshots of the detections. If you can't do your own test, see the screenshots of my tests.

    Best regards,
    Tiago
    Caxias do Sul-RS, BRAZIL
     
  10. The Hammer

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    Corporate versions of Antivirus programs are often somewhat different and considered better than their home user versions.
     
  11. richrf

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    Congratulations to the guys at Kaspersky. An award well deserved. They really know how to build anti-malware engines. Thanks!

    Rich
     
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    For a NOD corporate version review see here:http://www.vnunet.com/personal-comp...043652/eset-software-nod32-enterprise-edition
     
  13. JRCATES

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    I'm using the On-line Web Scanner 5.0 version of Kaspersky, to run manual scans once a week.....and it does seem to be very thorough. It hasn't detected anything, but that's a good thing in my book. ;) I'm still using McAfee VirusScan 9.1's Active Shield for resident (because I have almost another year's worth for the subscription, it works fine, and the "daily update" model will be released later this year), but I'm impressed with KAV's web scanner as an "on demand" AV tool.

    Of course, arguing semantics about "how this company, or that company, faired in an AV test" doesn't really accomplish a whole lot. What someone personally might find to be "the best", someone else may have had a horrible experience with. One size doesn't fit all with AV/AS/firewall type apps, and many of the "top dogs" are all very close. Therefore, it's probably best to just go with whichever one you are the most comfortable with, and what seems to work the best on your particular machine.
     
  14. Detox

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    Tiagozt - your 3rd (THIRD!) copy of your identical post has been removed - no more dupes/crossposting!
     
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