vipre speed test

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by element119, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. element119

    element119 Registered Member

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    from vipre newsletter:
    VIPRE Antivirus is the Fastest Antivirus
    VIPRE has the fastest real-time protection against 5 major competitors according to a comprehensive test by a leading independent testing organization in November 2010.

    VIPRE processed 4,500 megabytes of file data in 195 seconds, compared to a benchmark of 127 seconds; the next closest competitor processed the same data in 233 seconds. Complete results are available upon request from GFI.


    anyone know the 5 competitors?
     
  2. SweX

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    And Wich organization are we talking about?

    Keeping it secret is no good, since it will just start speculations about the reliability of the whole test:thumbd:

    Though I would still like to see the whole test:D
     
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    Have you inquired to GFI about the complete test results?
     
  4. element119

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    i dont know, as you can see i said i copied from vipre's newsletter.
     
  5. element119

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    i am right here. aren't there are a couple vipre guys on this forum? alex and nick maybe?
     
  6. m0unds

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    well, it'd be smarter to at least ask them on their product's forums, or use GFI's contact information to request the report directly. nick watches wilders as a courtesy, but it doesn't mean he's going to see this post.
     
  7. qakbot

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    Does it matter which competitors. Of all the performance tests, this scan-a-bunch-of-files-in-a-folder is the most bogus of them as it is in no way an apples-to-apples test. What does this test prove ?

    That Product A is better than Product B even though Product A has 1/10th the signatures and detects 1/20th as much as product B ?


    All thes antivirus companies are constantly trying to blow smoke up everyone's ~ Snipped as per TOS ~.
     
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  8. NickHSunbelt

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    This test was done by AV-Test.org. We are not allowed to give the names of the competitors or reference anything other than the median and averages of the test. I believe this is a restriction from the testing organization, not ours. However, out of the five major competitors (you can probably guess who they are), VIPRE was #1 in on-access performance (the most important indicator of performance).
     
  9. trjam

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    congrats to Viper. Long overdue.:thumb:
     
  10. bigwrench9

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    Thanks Nick,and kudos to Vipre!!! :thumb:
    I'm loving it! :thumb:
     
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  12. element119

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    NO better place to ask than wilders.:D
     
  13. m0unds

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    haha, if you say so.
     
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    Those charts tells nothing about the most important factor in resource usage; the disk I/O writes/reads. That's what matters. Unless I see a chart showing that Vipre is indeed the lowest in disk I/O usage, I'll stick with the lighter alternatives.
     
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    When I tested Vipre, it probably had more disk i/o than any other program I looked at.
     
  16. element119

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    i had this also, till i unchecked one of the settings, something about read and write, i dont have it installed at the moment to tell you which one it was, but it was way better after that.
     
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    That was likely the "Check files when they are opened or copied" option under the Active Protection settings. This is actually the setting for on-access scanning. Many product would have this sort of feature disabled by default but it adds additional protection. With this option disabled it would scan files only as they are executed instead of any files that are accessed in any way.
     
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    The standalone AV seems pretty light here with the on-execute mode but the Premium version with the firewall is heavier.

    But hopefully in the future, their advertising will concentrate on their detection abilities rather than just their speed advantages.
     

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  19. element119

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    yep, that was it.
     
  20. goaldendj

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    It's great to be quick but the detection rate still lags behind others.
    I'll stick with it though because in conjunction with prevx I've not be infected:)
     
  21. atomomega

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    In your experience, right? I'm not a fanboy, but to be honest I personally consider VIPRE as one of the most under-rated and over-looked security products.
     
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    PC World testing is probably what he's referring to as there are only a few other tests to go on. http://www.pcworld.com/article/217609/gfi_vipre_antivirus_2011.html
     
  23. clocks

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    Overall, I was pretty happy and impressed with Vipre when I tested it last year. Other than the disk i/o, which was touched on earlier in the thread, I thought it was a very nice program. Also, against malware it performed very well.
     
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