Still Another Comparative AV Review

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by profhsg, Aug 7, 2005.

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  1. profhsg

    profhsg Registered Member

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    The following link takes you to another comparative antivirus review. It is quite obvious that the reviewer did not have the most up to date software because among other things (a) he lists Bitdefender as not having heuristics (not true since 3/2005) and (b) reviews RAV antivirus without mentioning that it has been acquired by Microsoft and is no longer being sold as an independent product.

    So, take it FWIW.

    http://www.thejournal.com/magazine/vault/articleprintversion.cfm?aid=5421
     
  2. Atomic_Ed

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    Funny too because he didn't even list Avast as well as a few other popular ones either.
     
  3. Cap'n Kirk

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    F-Prot - "at testing the definitions had not been updated in a month." I have been using F-Prot for the last 6 months and this has never happened. Its not always every day, but the updates are pretty regular.
     
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    Multiple times a day if needed.
     
  5. hbkh

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    The so-called review seems biased toward NOD32 as Scott Brown is part of Colby-Sawyer College IT, which provides NOD32 free to their students
    http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/information/technology/updates/NOD32.html, so I'm not shocked NOD won. I not bashing NOD, I have a license myself, I just don't think it's impartial. Also, as already pointed out their are numerous errors within the article. Just my $.02. :)
     
  6. Technodrome

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    Whoever did this test was pretty much clueless about antivirus programs. [​IMG]


    tECHNODROME
     
  7. rdsu

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    This review say that BitDefender and others doesn't have heuristics...

    It seems that he didn't know what it was saying...
     
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    Actually this was actually based on a study he did much earlier (Dec 2004?) in a more formal study. There's a link to it somewhere in this forum.

    For this new article, he just cut and paste from the earlier report.

    That explains why some details are out of date, despite the fact that the journal is current.
     
  9. RejZoR

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    Still pretty lame for not including AntiVir,avast! and AVG...
     
  10. Technodrome

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    What I don't want is everywhere and what I want is nowhere.
    The SUM of all these AV scanners in ONE single AV scanner, is what the user NEEDS.
    Keep on dreaming ErikAlbert.
     
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    For F-Prot

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  13. Chubb

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    Sophos AntiVirus is at 5.0.4 in July 2005 and 5.0.5 in August 2005, but 3.86.2 was used for review. The new 5.0 series was released in Feb 2005. I wonder why 3.86.2 was used for the review.
     
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