What are the AV testing labs that give results to public?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nine9s, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. nine9s

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    http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/ - they do testing on spec from the AV companies (usually Symantec or Trend Micro)

    http://www.anti-malware-test.com/tests - I don't know them

    https://www.icsalabs.com/technology-...esting-reports - not worth much

    http://www.westcoastlabs.org/ - total garbage - pay to play

    http://www.amtso.org/ - they don't test, they set criteria for testing labs

    avtest - also sponsored by the vendors but not terrible

    The only one that doesn't accept vendor $ (as far as I know) is avcomparatives

    We really need better independent tests. Testing detection properly (testing all the security compenents with real world testing and significantly acceptable # of valid samples/sites/scenarios) is hard and expensive. Only the biggest av companies can pay for it - and they craft the tests to suite their interests.

    The quick and dirty tests often touted here or in the press (static scan some random hard disk full of samples) are useless.
     
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    Yeah these av testing results are confusing.
     
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    Incorrect. Vendors pay for the testing.
     
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    nine9s question was for quantity, not for quality.
    "Are there others antivirus-protection testing labs that share their testing results with the public?"
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    AV-Comparatives Fundraising
    "...The solution actually turned out to be very simple: if all manufacturers pay the same fee in order for their product to be tested, none of them can be advantaged or disadvantaged"....
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    I agree.
     
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