New heuristics av-test!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Firefighter, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. Nitrox

    Nitrox Registered Member

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    I'm sure if NOD32 was included it would rank right up there, who knows why they didn't include it.
     
  2. FastGame

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    I don't know if I understand your point ? but....there's some Ferrari type AV's in that test.

    Looks like NOD32 is losing out in the PR war.
     
  3. metallicakid15

    metallicakid15 Registered Member

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    once again antivir comes up first when it comes to free antiviruses
     
  4. TAP

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    Trend Micro PC-cillin was beaten by free antivirus (AntiVir, avast!) and was lost among top three (Symantec, McAfee), :eek: but Trend Micro has they own reasons http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,124163,pg,3,00.asp

    Unfortuantely, so called heuristics module in avast! e-mail scanner can't be tested against mass-mailing worms in this test, if so, avast! should score better in heuristics test.
     
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  5. kjempen

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    I don't think NOD32 is included in any of Andreas Marx' (AV-Test.org's) tests any more. I seem to remember there was some writing on this forum as to why NOD32 is no longer included in their tests, but I can't remember right now...

    (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.)
     
  6. msu

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    Several of the replies questioned the scoring and try to place in doubt how the ranking was done. It's in the article, below is a cut and paste. In the article they also explain why the test were run using both 1 and 2 month old definition files - they were trying to determine the effectiveness of the different anti-virus heuristics. It is unfortunate NOD32 was not included, with it's strong emphasis on heuristic detect, but it is still an interesting comparision of the anti-virus programs that were compared. Below the line is the from the article

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    Performance Tests Explained

    AV-Test, a German security firm, evaluated how well the programs could detect 1518 WildList threats, and 136,250 threats from its own zoo of backdoors programs, bots, and Trojan horses. AV-Test evaluated each program's heuristics by using one-month-old and two-month old versions of the programs, which wouldn't have the benefits of subsequent malware signatures. In the one-month-old heuristic tests, AV-Test saw how well the programs could detect 244 backdoor programs and 37 worms. In the two-month-old heuristic tests, AV-Test saw how well the programs could detect 555 backdoor programs and 101 worms.

    AV-Test evaluated how well the programs could detect and clean 110 macro viruses affecting Microsoft Office applications. AV-Test also compiled data on how quickly software companies released virus signatures for 16 new outbreaks over a period of eight months in 2005. PC World tested how quickly each program ran a system scan on a test set of files and folders.

    Performance results are a weighted average of WildList tests (30 percent), zoo tests (15 percent), one-month-old heuristic tests (20 percent), two-month-old heuristic tests (10 percent), macro virus results (10 percent), outbreak-response-time tests (10 percent), and scan-speed tests (5 percent).
     
  7. VikingStorm

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    I was under the impression NOD32 was never included because they could never find a reliable method to measure how how fast NOD32 releases their signatures in response to outbreaks.
     
  8. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I'm here to fix everything.

    If tested, NOD32 would have ranked #1, just slightly ahead of BitDefender.

    Cross my heart & hope to die if that's a lie.:cool:

    There now, it's alllll right now, wot?... Pax Bellgama
     
  9. danky

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    i kind of think pcworld is biased.. bitdefender? anyways why is nod32 so popular.. amoung users at this forum? is their a free version?
     
  10. hollywoodpc

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    Kinda o_O??
    It is a mag correct ? Then , it is bias . lol .
     
  11. Albinoni

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    I'm really happy to see Bitdefender to score high, great news. I use BD and also NOD32 and highly reccomend them both.
     
  12. wolfeyes

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    They left nod 32 out because its a god compared to all those other products.
     
  13. Chuck_IV

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    Because one, it's a good AV and two, their official forums are here at Wilders. :)
     
  14. RejZoR

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    I mostly miss NOD32 because it's a real pioneer when it comes to strong heuristics. So testing without it looks kinda odd...
     
  15. Brian N

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    Crappy test, imho.
     
  16. oldBear

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    but since it was done by a pc magazine it just HAS to be good :)

    cheers
     
  17. The Hammer

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    Perhaps NOD objected to some aspect of the test and declined an invitation to be tested if indeed such an invitation was made?
     
  18. Mele20

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    If you want to know about NOD32 and Andreas Marx just go read starting about three years ago in the NOD32 forum. No love lost between the two currently and a long history.

    I have BD Pro and really like it. Only drawback is that it takes forever to do a complete scan but I hardly ever do those so it doesn't really matter. Plus, I can put on two computers for the price of one. Support is excellent.
     
  19. aigle

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    Why don,t we write to them about all this esp NOD 32 and where is the response of NOD32 support about not including this AV.

    Also I think, I will wait to see if any such test are done by pcmag as well.
     
  20. waters

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    Nod is the best.test is bad,its got to be,nods forum said so.
     
  21. Carver

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    I've noticed in the past, PCMAG has it favorites. They don't have to be the best, or have the best features. I'd say their magazine is slightly biased.
     
  22. Smokey

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    Really?

    Please provide me with 1 valid argument for your thesis.
     
  23. QBgreen

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    While it's true that several supeior AV products weren't tested, it confirms again that Softwin is a very serious company. Think about how long they've been around and how powerful BitDefender has become during that short time. When I say BitDefender, I'm refering to the standard version.
     
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