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Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Ego_Dekker, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. Ego_Dekker

    Ego_Dekker Registered Member

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    1. When will ESET improve malware cleaning?
    2. Is ESET SysRescue able to clean malware traces from the Windows registry?

    Related tests:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/removal-tests
    http://www.anti-malware-test.com/?q=taxonomy/term/14
     
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    av-comparatives test was in october 2009......:blink: :blink: :blink:

    the second one was made by a russian of a russian web site and the one and only winner is...... an russian av, Kaspersky

    scientific wizard or chance ??
     
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    A) AV-Comparatives has not conducted such tests long time ago. We dont know if the cleaning capabilities are good or poor.
    B) if I were you I would choose tests using a good amount of prevalent threats and with a good methodology very well explained and under real world conditions.
     
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    Such test does not evaluates remediation of already active threats.

    This was just the blocking capabilities of v4.

    Respect to this topic, I saw many cleaning problems when a dropper or downloaders using server-side polymorphism. For that reason I wonder if LiveGrid track this downloads.
     
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    what means "remediation"

    are you talking about proactive detection and protection ?
     
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    That is a prevention/detection test. The topic in this thread refers to cleaning, in other words when the infection was not prevented.

    Imagine an undetected threat has bypassed your product, then a new signature is released and finally the threat is detected/blocked.
    But the registry keys need to be deleted/modified/added and infected files need cleaning.
     
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  8. Spooony

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    A anti virus is for prevention not a cure. If your already infected you need to look at something else before you install one. Ive seen people installing AV after av on infected systems trying to get rid of malware that way. Which is as useless as wet toilet paper.
    Nod is very good at prevention of it excellent should I say but it can do only so much. On a already infected system its hands are tied and its wonderfull system inspector might help you to id it and to get some help removing it but that is as far as it goes.
    just my 2 cents
     
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    Its difficult to find a good cleaner without being oversensitive restoring settings changed by the user and not by malware.
     
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    Please, answer.
     
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    I always see nod32 on top in comparatives test, dont really understand your question. Everybody wants the best but NOD32 is already one of the best !!!
     
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    that is TRUE !! NOD32 had more award than any other av, even more than Kaspersky

    All av-comparatives test since 2004 (on demand, proactive, real world, performance, potentially unwanted apps)

    - Eset NOD32 26 Adv+, 10 Adv, 0 std (more Adv+ award than any other av)

    - Kaspersky 24 Adv+, 9 Adv, 3 std

    Virus bulletin VB100% award

    - NOD32 68 (record in number and record in consecutive VB100%)

    - Kaspersky 56

    If Eset Live Grid helps to make NOD32 more better, it is welcome ! :thumb:
     
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    Suddenly, bump.
     
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    I don't always bump my thread, but when i do, i do expect answers.
     
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    Hello,

    Improvements to malware removal is always a priority for ESET's virus lab.

    I have not heard anything about ESET SysRescue discs mounting the registry on a PC's hard disk during a scan, but I would be happy to pass along a feature request for you.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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    I haven't noticed it. We'll see that in the upcoming AVC removal test.
    I hope that it will be implemented in v7, at least.
     
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    no av-comparatives.org removal test since september 2009
     
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    There's a latest AV comparatives review for on demand using V5.
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test
    But it does not mention cleaning.

    The AV Test reports do mention cleaning, but ESET never does that well on Windows 7, does wellin XP. It's always certified but compared to the other AV tested it's usually mid-pack. In this latest test they use V4.
    http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/

    I've been using Eset since 2.7 and the AV Test have always concerned me. But in all fairness ESET has never let me down.
     
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  19. Ego_Dekker

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    The Malware Removal Test report (2011) has been released:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/removal-tests
     
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    According to the latest AV-test and Av-Comparatives, Eset could definitely improve in cleaning.
     
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    while eset could do with improved cleaning proactive detection should be a priority IMHO.
     
  22. arsenaloyal

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    Well,thats incorrect,virus removal test December 2011 was released on 14 december,and eset got standard.

    does not matter though,because i installed it on a clean system and its still clean thanks to eset !!
     
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