Real-world test on 5 free security products (Windows)

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  1. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    We've released our 2013 real-world evaluation on the 5 most used security products for Windows: Avast! Free Antivirus 8,*AVG Free Edition 2013,*Avira Free Antivirus 13,*BitDefender Antivirus Free*and Comodo Internet Security 6.1.

    We have used 44 infected websites discovered during the last 3 days.

    Here's how these products performed on our dynamic test: http://translate.google.com/transla...ite-de-securitate-realizat-de-faravirusi-com/
     
  2. King Grub

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    A test which Comodo won, and one that was made by a person from Comodo Malware Research Team?
     
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    comodo free won?

    If so im giving it a spin
     
  4. Sampei Nihira

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    Ok for maximum level of protection.
    BD :thumb:
     
  5. Esse

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    How come Panda Cloud Free is missing from the test?

    /E
     
  6. malexous

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    Was the malware executed if not already blocked?
     
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    Yeap, already raised several times before on other tests from the same source in which, results were broadly "uncommon". :)
     
  8. lordraiden

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    The results (real world test) are the expected ones taking into account that CIS and Avast have a sandbox, in this case CIS is better than Avast because Avast sandbox is heuristic.
    On the other hand Bid Defender gets the same result than CIS since is one of the best AV's in detection rates.

    But of course if the products are unknown for you the results can be whatever you want. :D
     
  9. The Red Moon

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    This test is complete junk.

    People changing their security purely on 1 test.
    I dont submit to bureaucracy like that.

    Tests,tests,tests....Useless.
     
  10. lordraiden

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    Well it's have been proven several times that CIS is probably one of the best security suites, and also BitDefender in almost every single test is one of the best AV's in detection rates. Avast is always there
    Although the sample size is very little to take is seriously, in a surprising manner the result fit the reality.
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    Comodo is a solid product but it doesnt look good that a comodo malware hunter is the tester.
     
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    We will include it in our next test, together with Immunet.
     
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    Yes, we executed everything from those URLs if the malware was just downloaded.

    We've also checked the leftovers (active processes, inactive files etc) and then decided whether the product passed or not.
     
  14. Noob

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    Thanks for the article.
     
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    I don't see how Comodo is one of the best security suites, no web protection, no phishing protection, average Av.
     
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    Well, you have to try for yourself and give it a spin.
     
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    I used Comodo for a few months and I was happy with it, I just think a web filter is a basic requirement these days. I know you can install add ons such as Bitdefender Trafficlight but I really think Comodo need to add a web filter. Theres no doubt it's a good suite but I wouldn't call it one of the best without a web filter and phishing protection.
     
  18. The Red Moon

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    I think the idea is to run comodo dragon alongside CIS as dragon has comodo dns and phishing and exploit protection.

    But CIS goes by the principle that malware must either reside in ram or the hard drive to execute so comodo protects you no matter what is downloaded.
     
  19. ZeroDay

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    But nothing needs to be downloaded for a phishing attack.
     
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    You can use SecureDNS, but its detection rate can not compare to products like K9.
    Comodo says they don't need web protection cause others layers will catch the malware.
    Phishing and keylogging could bypass it, but you can use other products to fill the gap (OpenDNS, Zemana AL Free just to name few).
     
  21. The Red Moon

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    That is very true and i dont know how effective dragon is on antiphishing.
    Opera would probably be a better browser for that.

    The subject of a web scanner has been brought up on the comodo forum several times and i dont think they will implement it.
    Waste of resources.
     
  22. ZeroDay

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    Thanks for the reply. I'd forgotten about K9 :)
     
  23. The Red Moon

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    a phishing site is not strictly a malware file.Its a fake website and comodo would fail on this as would a lot of other products.
     
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    Kaspersky and Bitdefender offer very strong phishing protection. This what I'm saying Comodo simply isn't one of the best at the moment.
     
  25. The Red Moon

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    I agree to a point.
    Comodo needs to strengthen its dns service and then it will provide some phishing protection.
    Their dns is getting better.
     
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