PC Security Test 2006 - for real...???

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Batfink, Dec 13, 2006.

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  1. Batfink

    Batfink Registered Member

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    http://www.pc-st.com/us/

    Ive been curious to know just how effective some security products were, and was looking for a way to test them out...

    Finding sources was hard enough, other than the EICAR test virus, which was detected by all of the solutions I tried... then I stumbled across this site.. it seemed genuine enough, and was available from many respected sources to download.. so I tried it out...

    Now, I tried Kaspersky Internet Security, Spyware Doctor and Anti Virus, neither of which detected ANY of the other test, apart from the EICAR virus.. suggesting their real-time scanning tools dont work...o_O

    This program was able to simulate browser manipulation, launch applications, open cd drive, amongst many other things, and gave me a really low score.. basically saying the solutions I had were simply not detecting any of the simulations...

    Anyonw tried this, is it a fair test...o_O??
     
  2. cprtech

    cprtech Registered Member

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    I tried it over a year ago and determined the results to be largely fraudulent. It reported security holes that just weren't there. There were reports by others elsewhere stating similar findings. I don't trust the software.
     
  3. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    If you are fast, you can grab the files and save to another location for review - they are deleted upon completion of the test.

    I didn't run all of the tests, but here are a few.

    Port scan test: it attempts to connect out to the pcsecurity server.

    http://www.urs2.net/rsj/computing/tests/pcsec/scan.gif

    If allowed, it scans:

    http://www.urs2.net/rsj/computing/tests/pcsec/scanlog.gif

    Virus/spyware tests. Some results:

    http://www.urs2.net/rsj/computing/tests/pcsec/files_1.gif


    http://www.urs2.net/rsj/computing/tests/pcsec/run.gif


    Conclusion in the help-faq.txt file:


    -rich


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    "Talking About Security Can Lead To Anxiety, Panic, And Dread...
    Or Cool Assessments, Common Sense And Practical Planning..."
    --Bruce Schneier​
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2006
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