Question about AVG6.0 free..

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    How good is AVG at finding Trojan horses? (If it can at all) As most virus scanners include atleast a few Trojan horses..
     
  2. Paul Wilders

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    Mediocre ;).

    regards.

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  3. Peaches4U

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    So how does BitDefender compare to AVG? o_O
     
  4. Comp01

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    Hmm, I dont know, although, I am downloading Bit Defender free right now, I will download the Demo Trojan, and test it..
     
  5. subratam

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    i have AVG 7 pro licensed... umm i would say its resident shield is very good and also updates are very well made very often... i hav two AVs NAV and AVG... both run at background with their residents and they are doing great job... ya they need to be updated
     
  6. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    http://www.claymania.com/tests-trojan.html



    this is an older test but it might give you an idea how they rate


    The main web site is: http://www.av-test.org

    Chart #1. 1,367 Trojans considered to be infrequently seen.
    Web site source:
    http://trojaner-info.de/test_07_2001_kaumtrojan.shtml
    *    
    Program
       
    # Detected
       
    Percent
    1.
       AVK 10.0.1.0 (V)    
    1366
       
    99.93 %
    2.
       Kaspersky Anti-Virus 3.5.133.0 (V)    
    1364
       
    99.78 %
    3.
       McAfee VirusScan 5.12 (V)    
    1339
       
    97.95 %
    4.
       Panda AntiVirus 6.0 Platinum (6.22.00) (V)    
    1241
       
    90.78 %
    5.
       RAV AntiVirus 8.2.1.12 (V)    
    1164
       
    85.15 %
    6.
       F-Secure 5.21 (V)    
    1059
       
    77.47 %
    7.
       F-Prot 3.09a (V)    
    955
       
    69.86 %
    8.
       Command 4.61 (V)    
    954
       
    69.79 %
    8.
       FP-Win 3.09 (V)    
    954
       
    69.79 %
    9.
       Norman Virus Control 5.00.24 (V)    
    931
       
    68.11 %
    10.
       InoculateIT 6.0 Advanced Edition 6.0.85 (V)    
    866
       
    63.35 %
    11.
       PC-cillin 7.51 (V)    
    785
       
    57.43 %
    12.
       Sophos Anti-Virus 3.45 (V)    
    662
       
    48.43 %
    13.
       DrWeb 4.24b (V)    
    651
       
    47.62 %
    14.
       AntiVir PE 6.07.00.51 (V)    
    648
       
    47.40 %
    15.
       AntiVir Pro 6.07.00.00 (V)    
    632
       
    46.23 %
    16.
       AVX 5.9.3 (V)    
    579
       
    42.36 %
    17.
       Norton AntiVirus 2001 (7.00.51F) (V)    
    441
       
    32.26 %
    18.
       NOD32 Anti-Virus 1.86 (V)    
    351
       
    25.68 %
    19.
       PC Door Guard (T)    
    192
       
    14.05 %
    20.
       The Cleaner 3.2 build 3213 (T)    
    186
       
    13.61 %
    21.
       Tauscan 1.5 build 0920 (T)    
    175
       
    12.80 %
    22.
       AVG 6.0.255 (V)    
    118
       
    8.63 %
    23.
       ANTS 2.0 Release 1 (T)    
    93
       
    6.80 %
    24.
       Avast 3.0.341.0 (V)    
    84
       
    6.14 %
    25.
       eSafe Desktop 3.0 (V)    
    79
       
    5.78 %
    26.
       Ikarus Virus Utilities 5.01 (V)    
    72
       
    5.27 %
    27.
       Anti-Trojan 5.5 build 335 (T)    
    64
       
    4.68 %
    28.
       TrojanHunter 1.0 build 298 (T)    
    15
       
    1.10 %
    29.
       Quickheal X-Gen 6.0 (V)    
    15
       
    1.10 %
     
  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    A few more results.


    Chart #2. 1,252 Backdoors considered to be infrequently seen.
    Web site source:
    http://www.trojaner-info.de/test_07_2001_kaumback.shtml
    *    
    Program
       
    # Detected
       
    Percent
    1.
       AVK 10.0.1.0 (V)    
    1252
       
    100.00 %
    1.
       Kaspersky Anti-Virus 3.5.133.0 (V)    
    1252
       
    100.00 %
    2.
       McAfee VirusScan 5.12 (V)    
    1241
       
    99.12 %
    3.
       F-Secure 5.21 (V)    
    1190
       
    95.05 %
    4.
       RAV AntiVirus 8.2.1.12 (V)    
    1182
       
    94.41 %
    5.
       Norman Virus Control 5.00.24 (V)    
    1118
       
    89.30 %
    6.
       Panda AntiVirus 6.0 Platinum (6.22.00) (V)    
    1101
       
    87.94 %
    7.
       F-Prot 3.09a (V)    
    1011
       
    80.75 %
    7.
       FP-Win 3.09-pre (V)    
    1011
       
    80.75 %
    8.
       Command 4.61 (V)    
    1010
       
    80.67 %
    9.
       DrWeb 4.24b (V)    
    963
       
    76.92 %
    10.
       PC-cillin 7.51 (V)    
    879
       
    70.21 %
    11.
       InoculateIT 6.0 Advanced Edition 6.0.85 (V)    
    842
       
    67.25 %
    12.
       AVG 6.0.255 (V)    
    826
       
    65.97 %
    13.
       The Cleaner 3.2 build 3213 (T)    
    815
       
    65.10 %
    14.
       NOD32 Anti-Virus 1.86 (V)    
    781
       
    62.38 %
    15.
       Tauscan 1.5 build 0920 (T)    
    779
       
    62.22 %
    16.
       PC Door Guard (T)    
    687
       
    54.87 %
    17.
       AntiVir PE 6.07.00.51 (V)    
    646
       
    51.60 %
    18.
       Norton AntiVirus 2001 (7.00.51F) (V)    
    640
       
    51.12 %
    19.
       AntiVir Pro 6.07.00.00 (V)    
    593
       
    47.36 %
    20.
       Sophos Anti-Virus 3.45 (V)    
    466
       
    37.22 %
    21.
       Anti-Trojan 5.5 build 335 (T)    
    438
       
    34.98 %
    22.
       AVX 5.9.3 (V)    
    391
       
    31.23 %
    23.
       ANTS 2.0 Release 1 (T)    
    275
       
    21.96 %
    24.
       TrojanHunter 1.0 build 298 (T)    
    129
       
    10.30 %
    25.
       Ikarus Virus Utilities 5.01 (V)    
    115
       
    9.19 %
    26.
       eSafe Desktop 3.0 (V)    
    71
       
    5.67 %
    27.
       Avast 3.0.341.0 (V)    
    62
       
    4.95 %
    28.
       Quickheal X-Gen 6.0 (V)    
    50
       
    3.99 %
     
  8. dos

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    Those tests are *extremely* out dated. I wouldn't base an opinion on them anymore personally, it tells you nothing about how modern AV's deal with modern trojans.
     
  9. bigc73542

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    I stated that they were older tests. I saw a trojan test at the rokop site that was actually in english that covered some of the av's listed here. If I can find it again I will post it here.It shows that they have improved but the order of scoring has not changed that much.
     
  10. bigc73542

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    you can look here for westcoast checkmark's up to date list of there check marked av's they tested for trojan detection.


    http://www.westcoast.com/checkmark/products_troj.html


    you might want to check this link. it covers AVG antivirus in an october 2003 test for trojan detection.
    http://www.hackfix.org/miscfix/icons-av-A_M.shtml
     

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