Many AVs Fail NSS Labs Exploit Test

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  1. hawki

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    F-Secure at 44 percent? I seriously doubt it.
     
  3. Mman79

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    While it's a very vague test, the results are actually believable. I would look at this as an interesting test from a lab instead of trying to compare it to AV-C or immediately dismissing it completely. Looking at this particular test, I also don't see much room to use the accusation I've sometimes heard about NSS showing MS favoritism.
     
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    Would exploits really be a big issue on a frequently updated/patched Windows OS?
     
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    Excellent point.... :)
     
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    sure, an updated os is not enough, what about java etc?
     
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    Absolutely amazing how everyone is on the band wagon now. That includes Apple.

    Years ago I said get rid of Java. Looks like the world is finally listening. The worst PC past malware infections I had were due to Java. That include one that was hidden in a Java update that was downloaded by its updater.
     
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    Note that this NSS test was for the Internet Security suites of the tested products. That would include their respective firewalls. Might explain MSE's low test scores.

    Good to see Avast near the top given all the work they have put in their various realtime shields.

    I would say NIS is the winner in this study if you factor performance. Kapersky has great protection if you don't care about browser performance.

    I use NAV with the WIN 7 firewall and NAV's IPS has saved my butt multiple times. Hacktool kits that zippped right by MBAM Pro and Zemana.
     
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    Yes. White hat hackers find new ones every day.
     
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    Let's extend that definition to include updated/patched software along with OS. What then?
     
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    Do Zemana or MBAM deal with scripts? I think they don't. And isn't IPS the first line of defense? If it is, it's normal that IPS jumps first against an exploit.
     
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    you can never be sure, an software is free of bugs.
    you can minimize the risk, yes.
    most infections i can see in forums are because software is not patched. exploit used in backs like blackhole, are for closed holes, so if software is patched, you can not get infected through this exploit packs.
     
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    Well you didn't say it here years ago. You only joined in 2010.;)
     
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    Eset did very good, nice to see how the Eset gang has heard our cries and answered them.:thumb:
     
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    It's a start anyway.
     
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    Hi:
    It depends on how you tweak it or strengthening the product. For example. I use mcafee Internet security 2013 now on one of my main machines and switch to it because through tweaking and strengthening (changing setting to maximum) I managed to get a bullet proof product that on my tests blocked all malwares from downloading or running. So what i mean is that default setting is no good. In macafee IS case under defult HIPS was of ( called mcafee intrusion prevention system). With new setting it has saved my machine several time now.

    So that NSS test was perhaps on default setting.
     
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    Very good initiative from NSS Labs! :thumb: I've been curious to see which AV-product gives best protection against exploits, since a big amount of malwares are "delivered" via exploits. I'm a little bit disappointed about the results from Avira, and have made a post about it at Avira's forums. Hope to get an answer from them...
     
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    -Kaspersky: on top.

    -avast!: 2nd place! :thumb:
     
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    But vulnerabilities are found in applications every day. Making sure yours is up to date will not stop you being affected by a newly discovered vulnerability. 'Zero day' vulnerabilities are usually being exploited in the wild before the vendor releases a patch for it.


    Another test along the same lines was conducted by MRG recently.

    http://www.mrg-effitas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/MRG-Effitas-Exploit-Prevention-Test1.pdf

    Take from it what you will.
     
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    I'd be interested to see how much improvement in the scores there'd be if EMET was installed :doubt:
     
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    Not looking good for Panda but it's just one test. :D
     
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    avast! has always been strong with scripts and exploits.
     
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    Well done Kaspersky, what happened to Panda? :doubt:
     
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    Panda never good not detect scripts, exploits.
     
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