New av-comparatives.org test 8-2004!

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  1. Firefighter

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  2. optigrab

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    Thanks Firefighter

    Looks very interesting. I am pleased with the results for NOD32. If I am reading it correctly, NOD32 appears to be on par with DrWeb in overall, and even in the Trojans and worms subcategory.

    Panda, McAffee and KAV look especially strong!

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    Optigrab
     
  3. IBK

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    :)

    Yes, the results and the report are now online.
    Some pages on the website will be finished and updated during next week.
     
  4. FlashGordon

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    Thanks for update. I agree. Mcafee and Panda look impressive. I wonder if Panda Titanium would be any different than Platinum. Wish they could have also included CA EzAntivirus.
     
  5. Acadia

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    Hmmmm, Nod only finished in 8th place (tied) out of 13 tested. :eek:

    Acadia
     
  6. IBK

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    Platinum version detects more than the Titanium version. Also the Titanium version does not detect on-demand e.g. dialers, which the Platinum version does.
     
  7. Blackcat

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    Thanks for heads up, FF.

    And thanks to Andreas (and team?) for all the hard work, on both the testing and analysis. It is appreciated having an alternative to VB.

    These test results seem on a glance to be fairly similar to the test results in February. However, McAfee has pipped Kaspersky to the number 1 slot and Panda (Platinum) has improved considerably in its dialer detection.

    Overall I have been impressed by the overall results of Panda who seem to have made big improvements in their AV's of late. Will be interesting when the version with the new ‘TruPrevent’ technology is tried. However, it will be a loss if they do drop the Platinum product which I have heard they are going to do.
     
  8. Benvan45

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    I don't really understand why you mention specifically Nod32 with these results, as the results of McAfee, Panda......are better!
    I guess you are a fanatic Nod32 user, as I am a fanatic Panda user for a long time already and never had a doubt about this great scanner, compared to other 'great' scanners. The strongest thing about Panda is the very easy configuration (nearly nothing to do) and it sure as hell catches amazing things! I would say: Try this great scanner and enjoy a very simple, light and fast AV scanner.

    Good luck,

    ;) Putin
     
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    Putin,

    Do you use the Platinum or Titanium version?
     
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    How "McAfee has pipped Kaspersky to the number 1 slot "

    Kasperky is still number 1 in the test..

    And i am suprise that no body mention F-Prot.

    Those that don't have dialer results, does that mean they don't detect them?
     
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    Look at the "Report" section where Andreas lists some summary results.
     
  12. Acadia

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    In the "Report" with his final rankings, McAfee ranked as #1 and KAV as #2.

    Acadia
     
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    deleted. you were faster :p

    Those that don't have dialer results are those that ON-DEMAND detects 0% or lower than 10% of the dialers containined in the dialer test-bed.
     
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    Quote: And i am suprise that no body mention F-Prot

    Me too, F-Prot is showing excellent results.

    I'm waiting for the day that Norman VC is included in this testing. Proactive results would be especially interesting.
     
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    Well, no, I don't think I am a fanatic about anything except The Simpsons. I mention NOD32 because I happen to pay for and use NOD32, and since Eset gets my $$$ every year I am glad to see that the product is doing well. :D

    Thought it was clear from my post that I am impressed by the results for Panda, McAfee and KAV, but that doesn't necessarily mean any of them are better for my purposes. ;)
     
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    I noticed F-Prot, but didn't mention it because I take it as read that it is an excellent product anyway! :D

    Regards
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    Huh?

    KAV 99.77% Overall
    McAfee 99.05% Overall


    I never paid much attention to F-Prot. Pretty impressive results for the little bugger.
     
  18. Blackcat

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    See posts 11,12 &13 ;)
     
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    I guess it goes without saying doesn't it? :)

    Anyway, I wonder what went wrong with Avast!? I noticed in the Certification section on the reports that Avast! Received an advanced score in the Feb on demand but only a standard score this time around. I assume that the test difficulty is advancing faster than the AV engine; hopefully ver 4.5 comes around to change that.
     
  20. Benvan45

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    I use the Titanium version.....Great!!!!!

    Try it and you'll just love it.

    ;) Putin
     
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    Sure I noticed you being impressed by the results for Panda, McAfee and Kav.
    Nod32 is a great scanner, I've used it a long time, but after trying Panda, I was amazed by the detection of malware etc. and the simple and fast cleaning of infected e-mails. Nod32 needs quite some proper configuration in order to get everything going the way it should and Panda just does the job....standard and that's it!
    Maybe time for you to give it a try, before spending more dollars on Nod32.

    Good luck and ;) Putin
     
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    I just tried it, but it looks like the dang thing uses about 70+ MB of RAM. Wow. I wish they would test mks_vir.
     
  23. FlashGordon

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    Thats alot of ram. :eek: I have 1GB of ram in my system, but not sure if I would want to dedicate that much for the av.
     
  24. Firefighter

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    To everyone from Firefighter!

    In my mind the winner is still Kaspersky, because over 80 % of new threats are backdoors and trojans. When I prioritize trojans as number 1. evils, I will rank Panda Platinum as the second best av here, cause it scored clearly better than McAfee against these No. 1. nasties.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  25. Stan999

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    Even though I have F-Secure, on some of my machines, which uses the KAV engine and is provided free by my ISP I will still choose NOD.

    Just from my day to day experence with NOD over the last 3 years, NOD also detects some real world current infections prior to KAV, McAfee or Panda.
    Example: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=42010
    This has occured several times on my end.

    I run NOD and BOClean on a P4 2.8 machine that is used for gaming.
    To me that is a great combination and no noticable effect with the real time protection running on both NOD and BOClean.
     
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