What's up with AV-Comparatives

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  1. vijayind

    vijayind Registered Member

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    results for Sep 15, 2008 On-Demand test now available at:
    ~~ direct link to pdf results file removed - av-comparatives.org policy is that only their main page can be link~~
     
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  2. vijayind

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    Re: av-comparatives.org is up with result

    Really Avast has had stunning results. I am sure v5 will produce even better results.

    Symantec is the only product with ADVANCED+ rating and 'few' FPs.
     
  3. schitzn

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    Your a bit late aren't you :)
     
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    Symantec has a history of having few FPs. They put a lot of effort into their new AV and it shows.
     
  5. lodore

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    Re: av-comparatives.org is up with result

    indeed they have put alot of effort in to their 2009 line.
    soon symantec endpoint should get the same treatment.
    my isp bt gives away norton to its customers atm its 2007 version hopfully it will be upgraded to 2009 asap.
     
  6. vijayind

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    The earliest review was of Artemis beta.
    Now I think they will release report of McAfee Virus Scan Plus 13 which has been released and has Artemis built-in.
    Since the beta, McAfee has really cut down on the FPs. But scan speed is sloooow...
     
  7. lodore

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    ah ha thats what i thought.
    scan speed sure is slow 1 hour 30mins to scan my machine.
     
  8. larryb52

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    digging into the report some things that stick out is tho Avast does well but had 48 FP's & Kaspersky 28, kinda surpising. Also F-secure 90% on trojans, hummm...
     
  9. vijayind

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    Out-of-Topic:
    But I ran it on my external hardisk during McAfee 2009 beta and it took almost 2 hours !!
    Plus it had some issues removing potentially unwanted programs (PuPs). But 0 FP and 100 % detection of some 130 odd samples that I had.

    May be not accurate since its a external HDD. But other products ( don't want to mention and make this A vs B), did in less.
     
  10. vijayind

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    What I found most surprising was eScan. It uses AVP Kit from Kaspersky, yet it has much lower FPs of 14.

    And looks like Sophos went postal ... :D
     
  11. Medank

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    was it avira that had this time most by 92.2% or was it some other?
     
  12. vijayind

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    It was avira, but it had detection rate of 99.2/99.6 % this time.
     
  13. Killtek

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    Avira had the lowest missed sample rate... I'll take that metric over the others.. :D
     
  14. mvdu

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    Kaspersky was a bit disappointing. They were always in the top 3. This isn't the only report showing them dropping. Still good, but I'm a little concerned, especially since the new version was tested.

    I have seen the false positives that Avira has, yet no one touches them in detection here except for AVK. Norton doing very well again - congrats to them.
     
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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    Norton 2009 did very well i think.
     
  16. norky

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    What the heck happened to ESET? They're headed waaaaaaay downhill. I was hoping to use these results to decide between Avira and NIS09 but both look great.
     
  17. Don johnson

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    ESET has poor script and other malware detection
     
  18. Edwin024

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    Re: av-comparatives.org is up with result

    You can run your license for 2007 on the 2009 version...so if you like it: go for it.
     
  19. larryb52

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    yea that bothers me, I guess I'm a safe surfer than because I have been clean but considering I use F-Secure to confirm that I'm not sure of the trojan part since both did 90 % or less, makes you think the Malware writers are winning the war...
     
  20. lodore

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    Re: av-comparatives.org is up with result

    yes but its a rebranded version and cant manage to extract a key.
     
  21. xan K

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    my NOD32 license will expires in about a month and I'm having serious doubts about renewing it seeing their latest results in the comparatives. Avira is starting to sound pretty nice. it's still not easy to leave the AV that has been with me for the last two years.
     
  22. Killtek

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    I too had NOD32 for a year (before they released ESET Smart Suite) and went with Avira, I do not regret that decision!

    You basically have two very good choices: Avira and Norton 2009. NIS 2009 is the best performing, but Avira is no slouch when it comes to peformance as well. Avira has the edge with better detection though.
     
  23. Firefighter

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    Unfortunately this summary table was false,..

    ...because in the full "On-demand comparative report.pdf" we can see that Trustport achieved the "Advanced+" level.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!

    PS. Now the summary table is OK!
     
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  24. JerryM

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    I admit that I am surprised at Avast great showing, except the FP. It has always been my fall back AV, but showing up as better than my current application makes it good enough for a primary.

    I don't intend to ditch KIS, however.

    I guess that the detection rate of the Home edition would be essentially the same as the Pro.

    Avira continues to be about the best reasonably available.

    My biggest disappointment is F-Secure. This is about the worst showing I have seen for it.

    Norton may get more consideration now.

    Jerry
     
  25. Fajo

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    Re: What's up with AV-Comparatives?

    well these test prove it. Norton is now a force to be reckoned with. someone woke the sleeping giant. :eek:

    Avira is where I thought it would be. and some of the other products had dropped as expected. :doubt:
     
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