PC Welt, test of trojan detection rate

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  1. LinusAV

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    Hi guys!

    I'm new aboard... Hope, anyone of you can find some usage for my upcoming posts and comments ;)

    Getting fired up with my first post here. The following link leads to an up-to-date test of the trojan detection rate of the most known av solution providers. It's in german but the statistic table should be self-instructional.

    There you are: http://www.pcwelt.de/news/sicherheit/59058/index.html

    Looks like WebWaher and AntiVir made a stable run for the top competitors over a periode of time now...

    What are your thoughts?

    Greetings, LinusAV
     
  2. FRug

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  3. Technodrome

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    Test was done by av-test.org. Results should be valid.



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  4. Tommy

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    Short translation:

    Test enviorment:
    - 33 AV programs
    - 300.000 Trojans from 2006 (no worms, no virus)
    - 6 Computer Intels Core Duo 6600 CPU / 2 GB RAM.

    Results:
    1. Place: Webwasher with 99,97 % detection
    2. Place: Antivir
    3. Place: G Data AVK 2007

    - 50% of tested AV's have a detection rate arround 90%
    - Surprize: The chinese Newcomer "Rising" liitle better than Panda and Trend Micro
    - Frisk (F-Prot), Sophos o CA (Etrust) nearly a disaster

     
  5. trjam

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    Isnt Webwashers AV and AS based on the Sophos engine.
     
  6. LinusAV

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    The article says that WebWasher uses the Antivir engine along with an in-house development of Secure Computing... Declares the lead with a gain of 0,018 percent to AntiVir.
     
  7. the Tester

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    AntiVir does well again.

    Yes Rising results are a surprise,but so are the results for Ewido.
     
  8. Firecat

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    Results are a bit strange but mostly make sense. Rising has been adding samples like mad (thanks to our very own pykko :D) and hence has got good detection rates this time.

    Dr.Web, well, I can see it has improved somewhat. They work hard to add samples, but I have a feeling that they are not having enough analysts.I am quite impressed by the results of AntiVir, NOD32 and BitDefender. Good job from all three. :)

    But the strange thing is that IMO F-Prot should score better than what it did. I'm not saying F-Prot is top-tier, but I am pretty sure detection rates should be better than 77% :doubt:
     
  9. shek

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    although on this test, avk 2007 is better than 2006. But I still prefer 2006. Because bitdefender heuristic engine and antispyware module are better than avast. A small 0.06% disadvantage on trojan is nothing.
     
  10. Inspector Clouseau

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    Nope that looks "ok" to me since we all know that version 3 sucks pretty much. And Andreas Marx tested the old version - i've just called him via phone.
     
  11. dan_maran

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    Thanks for the clarification. :)
     
  12. Technodrome

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    Very good results for avast!, Norman and AVG.


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  13. shek

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    does anybody know why there is such a big difference between avg and ewido? since both of them belong to grisoft, they should share the samples with each other. Any ideas?

    shek
     
  14. austin1257

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    Wonder why Trojan Hunter wasnt included.
     
  15. Tommy

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    Because they tested AntiVirus aplications and not Trojan Scanner.
     
  16. Inspector Clouseau

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    Since when is Ewido (as standalone product) an Antivirus Scanner?
     
  17. Don Pelotas

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    Maybe Magnus didn't like the results................................again? :D ;) :)
     
  18. Tommy

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    UPS, you are right,didn't saw that Ewido was included (have ridden only the top of the result list). But didn't they say in the test, i think i can read german, that they only tested AV aplications o_O
     
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    heh...well another very average results for dr web , i should get used to it tho :rolleyes:
     
  20. Durad

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    What trojans were tested?
    Interesting that somebody could collect 300000 trojans for 1 year

    Its 821 trojan daily

    or

    34 every hour

    or

    more than 6 every 10 minutes

    o_Oo_O?





    |)
     
  21. JerryM

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    It has been my (unlearned) opinion that if one has a top tier AV, he does not need an AT.

    Now, however, the lines are blurred and what we once considered a dedicated AT has branched out to be an anti-malware application. Some applications, such as a-squared seem to do better than most dedicated AS applications.

    Although I have a lifetime license for Ewido, as time goes by I am less and less impressed by its capabilities in any area.

    I wish a-squared had been tested, as it is as much an AV as Ewido I think.

    Avast did better than I would have expected. I have always considered the trojan detection below par and would want an AT along with Avast. But now I see they have made great strides in that area. I assume the free and the paid would show the same detection.

    Jerry
     
  22. lodore

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    If you have kaspersky or antivir you dont need separate antitrojan. but i have noticed that some nod32 know that the trojan detection isnt the best so they use something like ewido or boclean. i probaly could just use kav and a firewall and be protected enough. but i do like prevx1
     
  23. the Tester

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    Jerry,

    I would think you are right about results being the same for paid and free versions of the programs tested.

    It would have been interesting to see the results for A-Squared versus Ewido.
     
  24. IBK

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    an older anti-trojan comparative with ewido vs. a-squared is also on av-comparatives i think. (p.s. sorry for spamming ;).
     
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    Thanks IBK,

    I'll take a look at that.
     
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