New virus.gr comparative test of AVs

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tiagozt, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. tiagozt

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    After 1 year...Interesting, this one of the few comparatives which give similar results to my tests, and closest to my idea of antivirus detection.
     
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  3. computer geek

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    What?! How has antivir classic scored less then premium? Were they testing spyware? And what is this Abacre έκδοση, I've never heard of it.... Anybody know?
     
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    1.Malware = Adware, DoS, Constructors, Exploit, Flooders, Nukers, Sniffers, SpamTools, Spoofers, Virus
    2. Abacre έκδοση- Must be some greek antivirus
     
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    F-Secure is making some drastic changes in their next version, but dont worry, the GUI wont.;)

    F-Secure will be this years Avira once fall gets here and the releases start.
     
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    Never heard it before either. I assume it's this one:

    http://www.abacre.com/antivirus/
     
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    AVG has outpaced Avast?
     
  8. pandlouk

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    From what I know Antonis (virusp) does not use spyware in his testbed.
    Abacre Antivirus is a french antivirus.
     
  9. computer geek

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    I'm sure mcafee's detection will be boosted, not nessesarilly for tests, because I don't really care about them, when 'Project Artemis' is finished.
     
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    F-secure has been a top tier av for years. not much can compete with it. certainly not avira.
    its getting lighter now as well.
     
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    I agree, expecially if heuristics are improved noticeably in the 2009 version.
     
  12. computer geek

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    I disagree, the AV industry always changes, if you remember correctly, norton/mcafee used to be absoulute top contenders back a few years ago, but now F-secure, Avira have taken on the lead. You never really know what the future holds.
     
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    Actually AFAIK Kaspersky and NOD32 have been the top contenders in the last few years o_O
     
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    I thought the site was run by a virus collector. Given the issues with malware testbed selection already being a major issue with reputable testing sites like av comparatives and av test, shouldn't we be concerned with the legitmacy of these tests?
     
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    Ahh, well, lets not turn it into a comparison thread, anyway, you know what I mean, it keeps changing. And do excuse me if I make a couple of mistakes, please keep in mind that I was quite young to understand security very much then. o_O
     
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    I had to giggle... apart from that, I didn't really pay much attention. Results seem to echo those of other AV test outfits.
     
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    there is a difference in the free and paid Avira. That is a fact.
     
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    humm,is that real??i don't believe on that test
     
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    I am not commenting on the validity of tests because we always do. The reality is, to 99 percent, it doesnt matter because just about all of these will keep a normal user safe. So rankings dont matter. But I do know F-Secure has some nice things coming as all of them do, and I just dont know about it.
     
  22. marciocruz

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    yes i know that,but realy,i think that test is a joke (sorry for that coment)but i think that.
     
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    Abacre Antivirus is 1.17mb big! That's the smallest anti-malware I've ever seen!

    Ok so it has 0.00% detection rate, but hey.. nothing is perfect.
     
  24. pandlouk

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    Actually the difference stands in the versions between the premium and the free.
    AntiVir version 8.1.00.331 Premium
    AntiVir version 8.1.00.295 Classic

    Based on what, do you make such claims? :shifty: :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    G DATA did it again :thumb:
     
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