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Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Someone, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. Someone

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    Are their security reviews reliable? I know many people from Wilders say it is biased, but how?

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  2. Tarq57

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    Haven't really read enough of them, nor always known enough about the subject of the review to know.
    I'm a little leery of reviews that have so many sponsored links/sales offers on the webpage, it can sometimes be an indication they could be biased, I guess.
    I just read one in response to the question, that for Avast Home and I don't disagree with the content. Nor do I completely agree with it. It's a reasonable review, made by someone who has referenced outside sources to make some of his determinations, so is somewhat dependent upon those sources.
    I think their reviews give a prospective user a fairly good idea, but should not be taken as definitive, just an indication. Like any review.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. So you don't think the malware tests he conducts are unreliable in any way?
     
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    Not quite what I said.
    I don't know if they are reliable or not, and I wouldn't rely on any review, in isolation, totally.
     
  5. TechOutsider

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    Of course if you supported Product A and B won, it would be considered biased. That seems to be the mindset of people here.
     
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