VB100% - December 2007

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nodyforever, Dec 5, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nodyforever

    nodyforever Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Posts:
    549
    Location:
    PT / Lisbon
    Researchers at Virus Bulletin have released the results of the latest VB100 computer security test, highlighting failures at a number of leading security vendors.

    Products from Sophos, Trend Micro and Kaspersky were among those that failed to protect fully against a collection of outdated viruses.

    The December edition of the VB100 test subjected security software to 100 Windows 2000 viruses collected from labs and websites.

    "It was a shock and a concern to see such a poor performance from so many products in this latest round of testing," said John Hawes, a technical consultant at Virus Bulletin.

    "It is particularly disappointing to see so many major products missing significant real-world threats."

    In order to pass the test, vendors needed to identify 100 malware samples as well as avoid reporting false positives on clean samples.

    Kaspersky failed the test by missing one virus from the list, while Sophos missed eight. Trend Micro missed four virus samples, failing VB100 certification for the fourth time in five tests.

    Trend Micro products had passed 13 consecutive VB100 tests. The company declined to comment on the results.

    Other notable security products failing the VB100 test included PC Tools' Spyware Doctor, which recorded two false positives, and Norman Virus Control, which missed 14 samples and recorded six false positives.

    Companies whose products passed the test included BitDefender, Symantec, McAfee, Sunbelt and Microsoft.



    NOD32 passed or not? Where I can see to remaining list?
     
  2. jmc777

    jmc777 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2004
    Posts:
    244
  3. nodyforever

    nodyforever Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Posts:
    549
    Location:
    PT / Lisbon
  4. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Posts:
    9,057
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Avira failed.:thumbd: Good to see F-Secure passing again.
     
  5. Hipgnosis

    Hipgnosis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Posts:
    297
    Location:
    Witness Protection Program
    TrendMicro OfficeScan did have a failure for December....
     

    Attached Files:

  6. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Posts:
    9,057
    Location:
    North Carolina
    A lot failed.
     
  7. Hipgnosis

    Hipgnosis Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Posts:
    297
    Location:
    Witness Protection Program
    Yep, several with FP's
     
  8. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Posts:
    1,819
    Location:
    Innsbruck (Austria)
  9. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2005
    Posts:
    6,013
    Location:
    on my zx10-r
    wow shocking how many failed this test
     
  10. tec505

    tec505 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Posts:
    284
    Location:
    Romulus, class M planet
    Yes AVIRA fails, due to FP!!!


    Status: FAIL
    Failure reason: 4 false positives
    Result history: Avira
    Product name: Avira AntiVir
    Details: Only available to subscribers.
     
  11. IBK

    IBK AV Expert

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2003
    Posts:
    1,819
    Location:
    Innsbruck (Austria)
    in the magazine it says avira had 2 FP's, not 4. 4 only if you count on-demand+on-access (2+2). and they were not by heuristic. default settings.
     
  12. JasSolo

    JasSolo Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Posts:
    414
    Location:
    Denmark
    Symantec haven't missed a single one, since september 1999....Quite impressive if you ask me. :D



    Cheers
     
  13. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
    Nice to see that AVG passed. I assume that is the version without the AVGAS, and if that is true the free version would show the same results. wouldn't it?

    I have never paid any attention to Quick Heal AntiVirus, but it has a perfect record. Anyone tried it?
    Best,
    Jerry
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2007
  14. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    I ran Norton AntiVirus 2008 to celebrate the VB100%, but it didn't detect anything, but no false positives either and that is a good omen.
    I also uninstalled NAV2008 completely without using the typical Norton removal tools.
    Tomorrow I will try McAfee. I ran BitDefender already.
     
  15. risl

    risl Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    581
    Dr.Web 22 wildlist misses, damn :D
     
  16. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Posts:
    5,029
    Location:
    this forum is biased!
    what did you expect, I did tell you so risl

    Drweb are 'failing to protect' at the moment, and refusing to listen and see sense

    ive still recieved no offical answers or fixes to this,
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2007
  17. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    It's funny to say that products failed to protect something if they just generated false positive and failed the test because of that (while malware part was indeed covered properly).
     
  18. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Posts:
    4,221
    No one tried Quick Heal AntiVirus?
    Jerry
     
  19. risl

    risl Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    581
    Well, I'm still optimistic. I only whish they would go through undetected samples they receive from jotti or av-comparatives and other tests. These are a valuable resource but I don't know if they take any advantage of it(have not seen any "huge" amounts of samples added.. talking about tens of thousands what they don't detect in these tests.)With their technology, I believe there is potential to achieve more but just ... maybe we should tell them that we will start crying if they don't do that. :'(
     
  20. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Posts:
    5,029
    Location:
    this forum is biased!
    im tired of asking them with no replys.

    the same old 'automated replys', or what seem to be.

    a few people at the Lab need a big kick up the arse, and i thought the MARX test would have done this, with only 83%.

    the arguments of quality over quantity just aint gonna work no more.

    some people aint doing their job, thats for sure.

    somebody at Drweb, needs to take a stand & lead by authority.

    .... thats what i think.
     
  21. Macstorm

    Macstorm Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,531
    Location:
    Sneffels volcano
    damn!... i'll ditch my kav right now :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    *Kaspy forever* :)
     
  22. risl

    risl Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    581
    Perhaps it's just the cold fact&reality that DrWeb is a "small" vendor and if they are focusing now on developing version 5, it takes some amount of resources off from malware analyzing department. But.. they do have added many thousands samples in last couple of days .. maybe be a: :thumb:

    .. though better results at tests -> more intrest in product -> more customers -> more money -> more analysts, engineers, other staff -> better product & support -> so on ..
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2007
  23. Dwarden

    Dwarden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2003
    Posts:
    176
    Location:
    Czech Republic
    Avast! only two false positives ...
    not that bad ... better than missing samples ...
     
  24. the insider

    the insider Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Posts:
    151
    so it passed o_O
     
  25. JohnnyBravo

    JohnnyBravo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82
    Windows 2000!?
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.