New Virusinfo test

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Sjoeii, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

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  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    drweb does 'ok' on this one, shame its not the same at the moment on reputable tests.
     
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    Dr Web is doing great indeed.
    Well done. I like this test
     
  4. Kosak

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    Hi!

    These tests haven't got objective results, because on virustotal a lot of damaged files are uploaded. I had got one sample of Win32/Nuwar and I tested that on virustotal. Eight antiviruses detect malware, but file was corrupted, so there wasn't any risk. There is important if antivirus detects only functional malware. Finally, I don't see something about false positives.

    :thumb:
     
  5. Franklin

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    They should put in an extra button alongside of Detection, Heuristics, Suspicious and Pack/Crypt.

    Name it something like "Managed to do SFA" and throw in some decent security apps like Sandboxie, Defensewall, Geswall, Safespace and Returnil to name a few.:D
     
  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    exactly, that's why I ain't sure about this so-called test

    hmm
     
  7. Sjoeii

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    Haha
    You lost your trust in Dr Web? :p

    These guys are real hard core virus junks. I trust this test. Beautifull thing is that they so the same test each month

    But there are too many tests these days, I agree
     
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    interesting results. Avira as usual among the first 2. :p
     
  9. Wordward

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    Does anyone know which version of AVG was tested? Pro or Anti-Malware?
     
  10. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    aye, a little

    but we shall see how things 'move-along'

    hopefully.
     
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  11. Sjoeii

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    I believe it is anti malware
     
  12. zfactor

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    wow i never thought much of avg.. i mean they are a decent all around product but have never realy stood out in the testing.. wonder how well they will do next month maybe this was a good test for them since last month they did pretty good but no where near what they did this time

    suprisingly kaspersky did a lot worse this time than i would have guessed..
     
  13. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    could someone post some info on the actual test/testers.

    how reliable, as they dont really match av-comp/av-test.
     
  14. JerryM

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    AVG AV + AVG AS = AVGAM really makes a difference. It has taken AVG out of the ranks of the "also rans."

    Jerry
     
  15. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    drweb always does well in 'these tests' but poor in all the others, so i 'have to' question the test itself.

    however, its still nice to see drweb do well in a test. :p

    so now i wonder, how would drweb + prevx do? ;)

    in this test, prevx1 (why not 2.0?) detects more than avast,norton,mcafee,microsoft and a few more.

    nobody knows, but still...... curious.
     
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    It seems like AVG is doing well enough to acquired a company called: Exploit Prevention Labs.


    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2228171,00.asp
     
  17. Diver

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    henryg, you left out a word that makes your post ambiguous.

    Grisoft bought the other company.
     
  18. Wordward

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    I still wonder if AVG Pro or Anti-Malware was used. Did anyone see where it may say this?
     
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    i didnt mean as a company i mean in testing they always do pretty deent but never top out the tests i dont think ive seen that in a long time if ever...im sure as a company they are fine as there are a lot of avg users out there..if they keep that pace up thought they may be the next one to beat..im just suprised to see such a large junp from the last tests for them.. not usually the norm unless they used a new verson or a updated program
     
  20. Macstorm

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    Expected results, taking into account the testing method. :cool:
     
  21. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i wouldn't say expected results, but yeah.... have to question the test.

    50+ samples taken from VirusTotal, and checked across a selection of AV programs.

    honestly, anyone could do this.
     
  22. AndreyKa

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    Not so.
    50+ samples taken from infected machines, and checked on VirusTotal.
     
  23. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    how are the samples checked, virustotal? Hardly conclusive
     
  24. Diver

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    Its too small of a sample and would be biased against market leaders as they would be the most likely AV's in use on a random selection of machines. Essentially its a selection of what the market leaders missed.
     
  25. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    thought id have a go, quickly put together, but you get the picture.

    with some valid malware from my collection ;) (all types)

    @IBK :D ... worth a go eh? but not your suggestion... i choose virscan instead of virustotal :D

    enjoy :cool:

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    Drweb + prevx would score 50 aswell together, as the misses were on different files ;)

    just shows how easy these kind of tests are.

    note: one file undetected by drweb, IS detected by drweb on my computer, so its not 100% effective.
     
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