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Title: Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: radicalb21 on May 29, 2004, 10:08:26 PM
Why did avast! 4  fail in the latest round of vb100 testing?? They say they were testing version 4.1.399 and the latest version out is 4.1.396. There is as problem some where as these version don't match. Here is the information I got from the following url:

www.virusbtn.com


Overview


Result summary: 9 passes / 19 fails
Performance graph:  - Success / Failure / No Entry
Vendor website: http://www.avast.com/

History


June 2004: Windows XP Professional


 Status:  FAIL
Product name: Alwil Avast! 4.1.399
More: June 2004 in full
 
Any and all help would be appreciated on this subject.
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: whocares on May 29, 2004, 10:17:01 PM
last fail was imho because VBTN couldn't/wouldn't  manage to switch the avast Shield / on-access-scanner to test "on open" instead of "before execute"(default setting & pretty safe)...
maybe a repetition now..?


see board search, lots of threads on this sad topic
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: RejZoR on May 29, 2004, 10:25:18 PM
Ok no i want to know too. Current version looks perfect,detection is also good!? Huh,lets wait for alwil guys...
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Lisandro on May 29, 2004, 11:20:22 PM
avast?  :'(
Won't anybody comment this?  :'(
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: .: Mac :. on May 30, 2004, 05:02:13 AM
We may have to wait untill monday.
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Vlk on May 30, 2004, 11:10:45 AM
I don't have the magazine yet.. so I don't really know. But I've heard that it's because avast missed a single sample somewhere (don't know which/where, though)...

It's often like this with the VB tests...
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: RejZoR on May 30, 2004, 11:15:44 AM
Hope it was the zipped sample,since its normal that antivirus doesn't scan inside archives (waste of CPU and memory time).
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Vlk on May 30, 2004, 11:43:16 AM
AFAIK the VB test sets don't include any archived files... so probably no, it was not a ziped file.

Never mind.
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Lisandro on May 30, 2004, 03:42:58 PM
It's often like this with the VB tests...

We know that but we're bored about such things... We want the best for us  ;D
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: bob3160 on May 31, 2004, 03:04:15 AM
I don't need VB100 to tell me what I already know!
Avast is the best even if they can't get their act together ;D
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Pavel on May 31, 2004, 03:46:12 PM
I am currently out so I can't check if it is true, but according to the VB magazine:

"Despite coming close to a VB 100% award, Alwil's product fell short by one file - the .HTM sample of W32/Lovelorn was missed from the ItW test set."

Pavel
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Lisandro on May 31, 2004, 04:27:39 PM
I am currently out so I can't check if it is true, but according to the VB magazine:

"Despite coming close to a VB 100% award, Alwil's product fell short by one file - the .HTM sample of W32/Lovelorn was missed from the ItW test set."

Pavel

Thanks Pavel. But I suppose you will correct this asap and receive a new 100% award soon  8)
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Max M.Wachtel III on June 01, 2004, 07:37:35 AM
By the way,according to @risk, F-Secure has 2 problems:
Malformed LHA Archive Buffer Overflow  and
Content Detection Bypass
Norton has one
Remote Code Execution
I didn't see anything about avast
-max
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 01, 2004, 07:50:44 AM
Quote
F-Secure has 2 problems:
Malformed LHA Archive Buffer Overflow  and
Content Detection Bypass
Can you give me a link? I Use F-Secure as a Backup Scanner to Avast and would like to know how this will affect me
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Max M.Wachtel III on June 01, 2004, 02:17:45 PM
here ya go
http://www.f-secure.com/security/fsc-2004-1.shtml
-max
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 01, 2004, 05:08:19 PM
Oh ok I downloaded the Hotfix for my version. (they fixed it very quickly :))
Title: Re:Why did avast! fail in this round of VB100 Award??
Post by: Dwarden on June 02, 2004, 11:49:09 PM
I am currently out so I can't check if it is true, but according to the VB magazine:

"Despite coming close to a VB 100% award, Alwil's product fell short by one file - the .HTM sample of W32/Lovelorn was missed from the ItW test set."

Pavel

So this is very interesant because according virus database update history

VPS 0312-4, 06.01.2004
Win32:Lovelorn-B [Wrm]

i hope it's not another "incorrect" setting fail :(

also i wonder where they got 4.1.399 :)

can't wait for more info ...