Malware Removal Test AV-Comparatives Nov 2013

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  1. Dermot7

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    Re: Malware Removal Test AV-C Nov 2013

    Kaspersky the top dog... well done Avira... look at Microsoft! :thumb:
     
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    G**** yet again prove they are too dumb to develop anything half-decent when they can't leech on Bitdefender. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Osaban

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    It's good to see Avira improving with every test lately.
     
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    BTW, the 9th one must be Cryptolocker (kinda obvious) and the 10th Conficker. Also, what's with half(!) of the tested AVs not even touching the 11th?

    PS: Eset & Avira are here to stay.
     
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    Good to see ESET doing well in tests lately.
     
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    1. Kapersky (98 )
    2. Bitdefender (97)
    3. Avira (92)
    4. Fortinet (91)
    5. Eset (88 )
    6. Avast & Panda (both 87)

    Hitman Pro's partners scoring first and second, good to see Avira doing well (again), Fortinet again surprises me positively. Two strong free AV's (Panda & Avast) in upper ranks, well done.
     
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    from my view almost the half failed -any D in result says failed at all. and in case of C any image is better than a rescue disk which leave an unstable condition.

    what i am hardly missing is the detection rate of those malware samples - pretty useless to install an AV-soft after system was hit.

    as i always moan: removal is futile.

    2c
     
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    So you don't believe malware can be viably removed from a system after it's been infected?
     
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    IMO it's only a matter of time before malware authors start writing stuff that can also wreak havoc on the bootable (usually Linux-based) OSs.
     
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    "malware" is a wider spread name for adware*, pups, pums - virus and trojans. and last two, sorry, im afraid, they cant clean up.

    * some adware acts like trojans so they are in the same group.

    but thats not the point here - test conditions
    who can tell what "malware" is prohibiting while installation or present feign victim files?

    nevertheless i think same while av-soft was installed while infection and passed.
     
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    I was intrigued by your perspective and so I did a little digging. Depending on the type/nature of the infection security experts agree with your assessment.
    www.emsisoft.com/en/company/press2008Pressrelease_08-12-04.pdf
     
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    The point of antimalware programs has always been to prevent malware from ever getting on your computer in the first place.

    Because the nature of malware has gotten more insidious over the years, a good system backup can't be beaten.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
    Quite interesting, expect EAM to improve over time . . . as always. :thumb:

    Top players as always on top.
     
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    Give them a break. G-Data has been in the market for a VERY long time. They are a reputed name and have been fairly trustworthy in all these years. G-Data is one of the few vendors who have real engineering teams despite licensing others' engines.

    They still protect well, and they obviously have things to improve upon, and they'll get to it sooner or later. The easier solution would have been to just opt out, which they didn't. See? That in itself shows they want to improve the product.
     
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    I wonder where all of that hatred comes from. :rolleyes:
     
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    BD and Kaspersky's results are really wow! great to see avast once again offering great protection.
     
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    How are you supposed to touch it, if the user can't run or even install the AV due to a locked screen? So automatically all products that don't offer some kind of boot disk, will get an automatic DD.
     
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    well done

    i am surprised from emsisoft, did not expect such point of view.

    best way is to have a daily backup of all important files and user profile and a regular weekly/monthly system backup (image) - on a different harddrive. also in case of hardware failure.

    PS i could not load your link, this one works.
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/company/press/2008/Pressrelease_08-12-04.pdf
     
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    But in certain cases – for example when the malware has modified operating system files or when a parasitic virus has infected the user’s own files – the situation gets more complicated. Simply deleting the infected file could cause data loss or even render the computer unbootable.

    ;)
     
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    congrats fortinet forticlient :D :thumb:
     
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    I don't understand why AVG chose to not participate, because it appears they have recently updated their malware removal engine. o_O
     
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