viruses only test?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by kairii, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. kairii

    kairii Registered Member

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    Im kinda annoyed at some of the tests thats talked about in this forum. The tested files ranging from spywares to viruses....and what i find more annoying is that they include Anti-Trojan (AT) sofwares as an AV. Of course AT gonna come out at the bottom because it only detects trojans. I hope the testers didnt expect AT to find viruses as well :). Anyway, if they include AT in the tests then why not also inlude some Ani-Spyware programs, like Ad-ware or Spybot, since the tested files also include spywares.

    How about a viruses only test? No trojans, no spywares...nothing but just pure viruses? And the tested programs will all be ANTIVIRUS softwares, and no spywares or anti-trojans programs.

    It would be interesting to see which AV comes out on top.
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    The problem is that there isn't any viruses... just loads of worms and worms and worms. Did i mentioned worms?
     
  3. negative creep

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    How about a worms only test
     
  4. TAP

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    The world has changed, almost real-world threats (ITW malware - by definition of The WildList Organization International) are worms (network worm, mass-mailing worm). But you can see a few viruses (script virus, macro virus, file-infector virus) are still circulating in the wild.

    http://www.wildlist.org/WildList/RTWL.htm
     
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  5. steve1955

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    aren't the vb tests(vb100) based solely on in the wild viruses?
    Problem is the biggest threats ,as other posts have said, are worms and trojans so a pure AV is not going to "cut it" nowadays
     
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    That thing crawling across kairii's post -- yuck! I have my browser set for "No animations" so why am I getting this bit of scrolling nonsense?
     
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    Turn off javascript.
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I block Java Script with my Firewall (Outpost -- it's set to "Prompt").

    I discovered that the thing works with VB code -- a gimmick known as Marquee text. You can access it when you post -- bottom left hand corner, under "Posting Rules."

    A child's toy, IMHO.

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