Malwarebytes vs SUPERAntiSpyware vs Prevx vs.... vs 1000 samples

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  1. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

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  2. EliteKiller

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    MRG is also going to perform addt'l testing involving installation of rogues and cleanup abilities.
     
  3. PC__Gamer

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    Lol Mrg?

    They still have no idea how to test prevx,
     
  4. valnar

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    Is there a conclusion that was reached for those who can't watch videos from work?
     
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    hmmm.......the first post has it :p hitman>A2>Bluepoint>Vipre>Prevx

    this vs 1000 samples
     
  6. EliteKiller

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    MBAM 931
    SAS 269
     
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    Very impressive results for MBAM.
    Not so much for SAS.
    Should we expect SUPERAntiSpy to show up and discredit the test?
     
  8. valnar

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    Duh. I missed that due to the way the OP was formatted. o_O Thanks.
     
  9. Matthijs5nl

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    Who cares about SuperAntiSpyware, if you want a on-demand program Hitman Pro is the king. I would even trust a pc with no realtime anti malware but using Hitman Pro as on demand maybe combined with threatfire or something.
     
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    Testing prevx this way is USELESS, so why did they bother?

    This testing group have no idea about anything, so humor me

    How were the samples collected?
    How were they validated?
     
  11. Technic

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    Thank you lord! (raiden).

    Very interesting reading. :)
     
  12. lordraiden

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    They collect the samples in softpedia, and then they use the Validation software 7.0.34 Ultra Pro

    I am sure that you are all an expert in testing AV's, maybe you can explain why a on demand scan with prevx is useless? the on demand scan is an option of the software why dont test it?

    But dont worry the next test will be about detection and prevention.
     
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    I have to agree Hitman pro and Malwarebytes are amazing for on demand scanners. I clean computers everyday at my job and these 2 programs get the job done. Especially the force breach option in Hitman pro is very helpful.
     
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    I would second that thought.
     
  15. EliteKiller

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    I'll 3rd it. :thumb:

    I stopped using SAS a long time ago for various reasons. It's a shame because it used to be a worthy addition to my arsenal. None the less HMP & MBAM make for a killer tag team against malware.
     
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    I'm still going to stick with SAS I think. I used MBAM for about 13 months & the only things it found were false-positives (predominantly my own drivers). I suppose a high f/p rate is what you pay for a high malware detection rate. I'm careful where I surf these days. The best anti-malware app is brain.exe. ;)
     
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    With MBAM a new morphed rogue installer .exe may not be hit from a right click scan till it's added to defs but the install can still be hit and cleaned up through a quickscan.

    And when it comes to cleaning up all traces of an infection then MBAM is one of the best.
     
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    You do realise brain.exe is a joke right? :D

    I'm sure it is. I do miss its quick scan. However, I don't miss the false-positives & updating gremlins. I wouldn't hesitate to use it if I thought I was badly infected with malware. I have even used a PrevX rootkit detector in the past. I now have a safe browser or three (Opera 10.50/K-Meleon/SRWare Iron) an AV suite, SpywareBlaster & SAS (on-demand), I reckon along with brain.exe I should be OK. :thumb:
     
  19. ratwing

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    Wow!! Now that's something I second!!

    (Not just drivers however,varied and sundry essential system file false positives,and then
    pulled an attitude on their Forum,when I reported them!!)
     
  20. Daveski17

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    I have communicated with a few people online around the world who have felt the same way. Like I've said before, I don't doubt MBAM is very ... er... how can I put it? ... Enthusiastic. It's just that it was a bit too enthusiastic for me! :eek:

    I'm very happy with SAS. :)
     
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    Yes, I found that they tended to deny the f/ps on their forum until so many people reported them they couldn't ignore them.

    I feel sorry for the people who damaged their respective systems with MBAM's over-eagerness.

    I think it is a specialised tool really & I would be wary of recommending it to someone who wasn't aware of its predilection to flag important system files etc as malware.
     
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    MBAM has never flagged an important or for that matter any system files here on XP, Vista or 7?

    On infected systems first thing I recommend is a scan with MBAM and I'll keep on recommending MBAM.
     
  23. ratwing

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    Franklin: Amen. Carry on!!
    Others have different experiences.

    I do not doubt it is possible to produce a thousand testimonials of:

    "I have used Malwarebytes for years,and every second of it has been stellar!!!"

    This does change, nor invalidate,the experience of those plagued by false positives,and arrogant, dismissive, responses on their Forums.
     
  24. Meriadoc

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    Many do.

    Malwarebytes are good at what they do because they really keep on top of latest malware.
     
  25. progress

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    You should know: That's because MBAM has very aggressive heuristics :cautious: Too aggressive for my taste ...
     
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