Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Dec 22, 2011.
PC Tools better then Avast and Webroot?
Thanks for the test report!
The latest (November) graph:
100% blocking by Norton.
awesome work by norton
Where is Webroot SecurityAnywhere? AVC still using previous version of webroot
Too bad Qihoo does not have a free English version.
I really do not understand what is going on with avast!. I went to Protection gradient chart, selected compromised, and removed all vendors except avast. It gave the following. Not a good trend. Hopefully things will pick up with version 7.
If Bitdefender would work on thier products resource usage, they would have a stellar product.
Norton continues to be at or near the top, but MAN am I disappointed with Avast. It has always been one of my favorites.
i have given up my license few months back as it let me down twice with some trojans and viruses coming from a usb stick thus i just uninstalled it rightaway. Been using AVG AVIRA and KIS from time to time with no problems at all.
i am using avast for almost 2 years never got an infection occasional scan with MBAM and Hitman pro does not detect anything. But i must say it does not feel good to be at the bottom every time. Hoping with version 7 avast would show some improvement.
I am not a fan of Eset's HIPS and even though ESET scores well, it is still unable score with the upper level products. Symantec has drastically reduced its number of FPs, great to see.
Overall, from january to november so far this year:
1. Bitdefender 99.2%
2. Symantec 99.2%
3. F-Secure 98.9%
This year, Bitdefender will win the award for best product of the year!
1. Symantec 0.4% compromised
2. BitDefender 0.8% compromised
3. F-Secure 0.9% compromised
Whats the use of award if it doesn't go down well with the users
I once tested Avast! with a lame Koobface trojan thinking it would stop it, god i was so wrong, for some reason Avast! didn't even blip. After that i had to format the PC once again because when i tested it . . . i was just having some fun with a fresh OS.
It should be coming in the next round starting in January
Symantec rules and poor Avast users.lol
Hopefully Avast will do better next year, it is such a nice free product which I normally recommend to friends.
Me my AV is not even participating
Are you using Vipre?
Hmm. I've been recommending Avast! to everyone I know. I don't know if I will change that, but it is sad to see it slip in the tests. To be fair though, although it was second to last in the chart, it still has over 95%, which I wouldn't call bad lol.
Avast is still fine for the average user.
It makes me laugh that this is so significant every time they release a test...
It's the same thing every year.
Every AV product experiences some flipping and flopping. Chose one that consistently ranks at least Advanced with some Advanced+'s and doesn't dip to Standard and your fine. Preferably a free one. I personally like Microsoft Security Essentials because they've proven themselves over some time now and continue to work to better the product and incorporate it into Windows 8. Nothing beats 1st party software reliability in my books. It may not have the best detection rates, but let's face it...
...they all will flip and flop. This is why blacklist based prevention measures shouldn't be the # 1 thing keeping you safe.
EDIT: A special note for Norton...most of that company's existance has been spent sucking. They've drastically continued to rework their products in the very recent years and done very well, but they will have to maintain a good product for as many years as they've sucked for me to even consider using them. I hate security suites, but I especially hate security suites from large companies that don't give a crap. Symantec and McAfee are two fine examples of such companies--they get all these deals and endorsements from Best Buy scrubs.
Just the thought of Norton in my signature gives me nausea.
I don't know about others. I have tested it in the past without any problems. I'll try it again soon. It has done superbly all year long.
Most (if not all) of the products tested here also use other technologies which aren't based on blacklisting.
Anyway, for an average user I'd also pick something that's consistently getting Adv+, and some Advanced scores are acceptable aswell (as long as they're not too common). I guess that for many users here at Wilders who know exactly how their defenses work these scores don't mean much though.
Congratulations to Norton, always going well in tests of AV-C.
ESET needs to improve a bit.