Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Feb 24, 2012.
Is this even kept up to date anymore. I get nothing when I go to AV-C.
I can't wait to see how new avast! 7 fares against this dynamic test. It's where most of new features will shine.
dont grab the butter, before you get the popcorn.
I swear it seems to me that malware testing may not be as of a lucrative market as it once was.
Yes, i notice that in the Languy99 video, the sandbox/behavior blocker/file system shiled modules, did fantastic job blocking like 95% of the real 0 day malware! collected by Languy him self, i was shocked
And that was beta that didn't even have FileRep enabled and Auto Sandbox was a bit glitchy. I'll test it today myself again and see how final version goes. Beta 3 worked surprisingly well when i did the test, blocking 100% of the malware that i executed. I've used around 30 samples if not more. If i get the same results i'll be a very happy camper.
since when the hell did this become an Avast thread. Trust me, that would be last AV I would post about.
Why is that. Have you had a bad experience with it?
The WPDT is done like last year from March to June and from August to November. Which means that first WPDT results will be on the website begin of April.
It's probably the only one he doesn't own a licence for.
Excuse me, if I didn't see the irony.
Thread is about WPDT of AV-C and you bring a hobby-video-tester into play. I wonder since when LanGuy has the "real 0 day malware". And in his logic a system is clean if HMP, MWB, CCE dind't find anything...oh yeah. Be critical and don't believe that youtube crap ;-)
For some reason i never found AV-C Dynamic Tests so interesting xD
I guess i just need to give it more time to read the complete details and analyze the results
Btw it started with Avast! and now it's about Languy99, hahaha why so much hatred towards Languy99?
whoa, IBK, when this started it use to be updated monthly with live stats didnt it. I mean I could go back and check the previous month. I thought it was about real time detection. Has that changed or am I wrong.
Languy and all the rest of the You-Tubers are fine. The issue though is about trust. Lets face it, anyone can go find 10 links that a product will either ace or fail at. It is all in what you want to portray on the big screen. So then the trust factor arises and honestly, IBK is one of the few that I really trust.
Now for you You-Tubers. Next time you do a test and you use links from Malware Domain. Instead of supposedly and randomly picking links off of the first page, go straight down the list and do each one. That is the only way I will ever trust that the links were not pre-chosen beforehand. This is exactly how i do it to really get a feel for a product and how it does.
ps. I have seen Avira and Eset ace every single one that was on page one, at the time and they are the only 2 to actually ever do it for me. The old Prevx also came very close to doing it.
I would go one better. Download those exes using P2P client apps like uTorrent etc. Now you are introducing bad files onto the machine that dont have a URL associated with them. Hence all the URL blacklisting features in are bypassed. There are a lot of products like Trend, Panda, McAfee, that are heavily dependent on URL blacklisting.
How do you find malware on P2P networks ?? Just search for the usual stuff like "keygen"
Maybe, just maybe it has to do with his association with Comodo ?? Just guessing
Apart from whether these testers can be trusted, the sources of malware are not reliable for testing.
The problem with testing links from sites like MDL is that security vendors can also see the links, and they know that the links are being used by amateur testers, so they could add most of these samples(not all everytime or that would raise suspicions) to their databases to influence their test results. The effect of these amateur tests on sales and the opinion/impression from the general public on security software is of course debatable so perhaps their is not much point in vendors trying to cheat the youtube tests, but on the other hand, it's not like it costs much effort to add these samples either.
Easy...Easy...take deep breaths! I hear Avira has a new release coming this summer! Your first love
first,eighth,twentieth etc etc etc
You are correct. The monthly tests provided only percentages. The quarterly summary reports
provided the breakdown in terms of raw sample size, raw detection. The last month updated was November 2011.
I am disappointed at avast too. Its shields slows down youtube and online streaming videos and slows browsers. Even running programs and opening them are slower so had uninstalled it. That was version 6. Anyway avast slows downs programs and browsers.
You are over generalizing it a bit...
Never felt such thing..
Maybe because i am on pentium 4...lol