New virusinfo.info test

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  1. Mack Jones

    Mack Jones Registered Member

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    Hi everybody,

    A new virusinfo.info test is out now...
    Yes, it's non scientifc, and btw just statistical but ckeck out how Microsoft, McAfee and AVG perform, you might be surprised...
    http://virusinfo.info/index.php?page=testseng

    Interpret these results on your own.


    Kinda regards to each of you my friends.
    Sincerely,
    MJ
     
  2. Macstorm

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    Thanks for the link MJ, but wasn't this posted already? not sure though.

    Ikarus & A-Squared! :eek:
     
  3. Mack Jones

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I asked myself the same but seems to be fresh news...or I haven't seen it on Wilders.


    Sincerely,
    MJ
     
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    Kaspersky dosn't have much heuristic detection on VT. The same as many other antiviruses. You can't test with VirusTotal - you need to install it as some malware application decrypts files in memory and drops them, and most antiviruses can detect them when they are being dropped, but not On-Demand while they are encrypted in the main dropper.

    But try to compare the previous test with this new one and see how much the average virus detection has decreased. :eek:
     
  7. risl

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    This test always produces the same comments and outline: it's useless.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I have a hatred for these kind of graphs, always makes results so hard to read.
     
  9. DjMaligno

    DjMaligno Hispasec/VirusTotal

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    Deja-vù once again. I don't know why this guys keep doing that tests knowing that are wrong, and I don't know why people even pay attention to them.
     
  10. Mack Jones

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    Maybe because the samples are close to be ITW, even if we all know the limitations of choosing VT.
    To me, that's closer to real life detection than testing AVs against Zoo virii.

    As a matter of fact, virusinfo is informative, statistical but not scientific.

    Sincerely,
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  11. Macstorm

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    That's correct :thumb:
     
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    This test = useless. This thread should be locked/deleted and the OP banned for posting nonsense.
     
  13. Nightwalker

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    Are you serious?
     
  14. Paul Wilders

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    Well, I'll guess you'll have to be on the lookout for a different board then this one for such actions concerning a thread like this one - just for your info.
     
  15. mrfargoreed

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    Blimey! A bit harsh :eek: .
     
  16. Az7

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    Hi Mack.
    Thanks a lot..
     
  17. DjMaligno

    DjMaligno Hispasec/VirusTotal

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    The problem is that most people don't understand that difference, so to their eyes, the test is scientific truth.
     
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    Nick Golovko/Virusinfo take advantage of some human habits, like e.g. being curious to all that is labeled as test, review and comparison. ;)

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