WSA and a recent Android AV test

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  1. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

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    I'm hoping Joe or TH can/will comment on the rather disappointing results using WSA for Android in a recent test as seen here: http://www.faravirusi.com/2013/02/10...avirusi-com-2/. :eek:

    There is another Wilders' thread about this test but I was hoping that maybe the Webroot support staff might be able to shed some light on recent Android AV tests using WSA such as the one documented in the website above.
     
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    I'm not seeing any Webroot related results in that test?
     
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    What does that mean? - Does someone even recognize the language? o_O

    Or maybe
    lead to confusion ... Webroot ... Dr. Web ... Light ... could be possible, I guess then Dr. Web is a new alias of Joe? :D

    I am sure this mystery is going to be solved soon somehow. :cool:
     
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    It's Romanian.
    "Viper and Webroot could not be tested, scan blocked - every time randomly."
     
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    Webroot is not on that list.
     
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    I don't really know what that means. Maybe they didn't have a license key? I would have hoped that they would write into our support inbox if they were having a problem when testing.
     
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    Their "test results" look quite different from those of the labs that have tested android av apps.
    Here's their response: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=341525
     
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    In the other thread it sounds like:

    According to that link.
     
  10. Techfox1976

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    If Webroot hangs (for real) during a scan, it means the Android device has a corrupted file system. Every single time I've seen it hang, install a file manager app, do a search for *.*, and the file manager app will hang too. :) Yank the SD card, copy the data from it, format it in a computer, put the data back, put the card back in, and Webroot works fine afterwards.

    Every time it LOOKS like it hangs during a scan, it's on Scanning SD Card when the card has some insane amount of files on it that cause a file system enumeration to take forever from the Android API. Other AV apps solve this problem by just not looking at the SD card and letting anything bad on it by. :)
     
  11. kdcdq

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    Thanks for your time and thoughts gentlemen; I mean that sincerely.

    I am going to put WSA for Android to a "torture" test on several different Droid tablets running different OS levels in the near future (next month or so). After I do, I will update this thread with both the good and the bad...
     
  12. Techfox1976

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    See "YouTester" policy on these forums and consider carefully. :)
     
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    I agree as I don't want to see anyone get into trouble.
    TH
     
  14. PrevxHelp

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    I suggest also writing into the Webroot Community where the mobile development team will be able to be in contact :)
     
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