Original & Powered Security Products

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Yash Khan, Oct 21, 2013.

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  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

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    I have tested & compared quite a few products. The detection rate is different i.e Original products detects more than Powered products. Signature versions number are also different. I am talking of Local signatures protection/detection only, no BB, Cloud etc...as most products only use Local signatures & no other features of Original products. And I am talking of only Free products that use Local signatures of Top products.

    Even Bitdefenders Free Cloud AV suppose to provide the same protection/detection detects less than Bitdefender paid (signatures test only)

    The only powered product provides same protection/detection as the Original is UnThreat Free. The signatures versions number is also same on both. Sometimes there was difference in detection but it was just 1-2 malware (I dont remember exactly but think coz UnThreat ignores some low risks, guess PUP, that they find not really malware. Manual scan detects these but by default is set to ignore & if I remember correctly, for realtime protection it can be set to detect low risk items.)

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    Bitdefender AV signatures detection compared to Bitdefender signatures powered products details below -
    Roboscan - Tested & compared quite a few times, detects less than BD.
    360IS - Tested & compared 4 times, detects less than BD.
    AdAware - Tested & compared 2 times, detects less than BD.

    BitDefender Cloud AV Free - Tested & compared 3 times, detects less than BD.



    Vipre AV signatures detection compared to Vipre signatures powered products details below -
    Previous AdAware (Vipre Powered) - Previously tested & compared 3 times, detects same as V atleast in my tests, minor difference may be there if AA too does something like Unthreat mentioned above.
    Unthreat - Tested & compared quite a few times, detects same as V. Rest detail mentioned above.


    BD shows different signatures/databases version number, RS shows different, 360 shows different, all shows different.


    Vipre, AA & UT shows same signatures/databases version number.
     
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    Details added on first post.
     
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    Yes. It does seem that the databases passed on to partners are not the same as used by the main product. On the one hand, you have to agree that when you pay for a product you expect priority updates both for the engine and the database. On the other hand, these other products are not designed to use only BD sigs, but also their own sigs and/or their proactive defenses. 360IS, for example, probably detects more malware on average than BD, when using all its 3 engines instead of just BD's. I have actually seen more than one case (at malwaretips.com, if you have patience you can find those) in which BD free detected more than BD paid, so, go figure.

    Roboscan has very low detection compared to BD, it's really like they get only a part of the database.
     
  4. Yash Khan

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    Now I dont do much test.

    Recently 2-3 times I tested & compared BD Free & 360 IS with BD Paid.
    360 IS BD Signs detects less than BD Paid.

    BD Free detects the same as BD Paid. I have also compared the malware package results of BD Paid posted on malwaretips with BD Free & the detection were same. So it seems BD Free provides same protection/detection as BD Paid.

    BD Free at times detecting more than BD Paid, may be coz BD Free is mostly a Cloud AV & so its OnDemand scan also connects to cloud for latest detection whereas BD Paid OnDemand scan may be doesn't connects to cloud.
     
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    What is BitDefender Cloud AV Free?
     
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    @narenbisht and KaptainBug: thanks :).

    I'm confused by
    vs.
    Is it "less than" or "the same"?
     
  9. Yash Khan

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    Previously when I tested BD Free, it was new & I didn't new it requires 1GB RAM. Later I knew that due to low RAM it was slow so the detection alert use to appear late sometimes & I had thought it missed the threats.

    Now I tested it quite a few times & everytime it detected the same as BD paid so it seems provides the same protection/detection as BD paid.

    Now I am running it on my production system & like it.

    I have posted couple test results & info here on Wilders forum on BD free thread.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=338408&page=116
     
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    Thank you for the info and tests :).
     
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