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Title: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: HS2234 on May 05, 2012, 03:27:15 PM
http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_fd_mar2012_intl_en.pdf
LATEST av-comaprtive test
panda missed less than avast in MARCH
Title: Re: I TOLD YOU PNADA ID BETTER
Post by: bob3160 on May 05, 2012, 03:29:30 PM
So why are you here ???


Title: Re: I TOLD YOU PNADA ID BETTER
Post by: HS2234 on May 05, 2012, 03:34:22 PM
Not saying that I dont  like avast, I am just saying that Pana has improved
Title: Re: I TOLD YOU PNADA ID BETTER
Post by: bob3160 on May 05, 2012, 03:37:11 PM
Not saying that I dont  like avast, I am just saying that Pana has improved
I guess I interpret your post differently that you. Your post and the title of this thread
has nothing in it about "Panda id Improving"   
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: HS2234 on May 05, 2012, 03:44:33 PM
Loook again :D
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: bob3160 on May 05, 2012, 03:52:21 PM
Loook again :D
Same question, why are you here ???
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: HS2234 on May 05, 2012, 04:30:35 PM
Panda sucks with no internet, avast has behavior etc etc
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: AntiVirusASeT on May 05, 2012, 05:00:53 PM
@HS2234: dun worry too much about the few % difference between panda and avast. this .8% is insignificant as this is just a signature test.

this difference could easily vary with a different reputable AV tester eg. AV-TEST may have the opposite results.

moreover, this is just an on-demand scan. no heuristics/behaviour protection is considered...this means essentially avast autosandbox/filerep features are not avaliable to help avast in this 'protection' results.

source: http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_fd_mar2012_intl_en.pdf (see page 7, 1st paragraph)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Para-Noid on May 05, 2012, 06:17:49 PM
The only "tests" that I rely on is my own experience. avast has never, ever let me down. Those tests are in a controlled environment. My tests involve my own personal use. I used to put a lot of weight on those tests. Now I no longer care. What matters to me is that my computer has been infection free for over two years. I trust avast. Period.  :)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Tgell on May 05, 2012, 06:58:40 PM
.8% is statistically insignificant. And, the test does not tell which samples were missed or detected by each vendor. For all we know, avast! could have detected a more dangerous sample that panda missed or vice versa.
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Asyn on May 05, 2012, 07:05:05 PM
.8% is statistically insignificant. And, the test does not tell which samples were missed or detected by each vendor. For all we know, avast! could have detected a more dangerous sample that panda missed or vice versa.

+1 :)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Nesivos on May 05, 2012, 08:29:47 PM
Pandas are cute but I would never allow one near my computers ;D ;D
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Diddy on May 06, 2012, 01:31:28 AM
HI I have used avast for a few years now probably going on six years now and I must say that I have never had a dangerous virus on my computer or malware as we all now antivirus software is not 100% perfect.  The reason I stay will avast antivirus software free is because Panada free is not as old as avast and panda does not have the experince in removing viruses malware.  Avast has been in this game for a long time.

I don't really put much stock in antivirus tests.  I go with what works and I will never trade avast free for any antivirus on the internet I stick with what works.

You are a great company Avast Software
keep up the great work Avast team.
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Pondus on May 06, 2012, 01:58:48 AM
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The reason I stay will avast antivirus software free is because Panada free is not as old as avast and panda does not have the experince in removing viruses malware. 
Avast has been in this game for a long time.
Alwil software = 1988
Panda = 1990

so Panda does not have the experince in removing viruses malware?      ;D   
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: jadinolf on May 06, 2012, 02:14:22 AM
Don't scare me guys. In August, I'll be buying 6 more licenses. 8)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Cassy on May 06, 2012, 11:27:45 PM
I would be cautious about Panda for a different reason.

I frequently check out AV software to see if I want to switch.  (I have three machines at home, and am more or less responsible for another few.)  A few months ago, I decided to once again to try Panda.  I couldn't even get it to install properly on my main - admittedly old - machine, so I decided to forget about it.  I started getting email warnings that my trial copy was about to expire.  Fair enough.  But I kept getting promotional emails from them even well after the expiration, and even after I went through their multistage unsubscribe procedure a few times.

It is now clear that I will be on their mailing list forever.  To get spammed by a well known computer security vendor is unnerving.

Good luck.
C.
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: JAGUARHAWK on May 07, 2012, 06:33:33 AM
0.8 % matters a lot when you have large no samples.
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: -Genesis- on May 07, 2012, 09:34:55 AM
0.8 % matters a lot when you have large no samples.

+1

The graph shows Panda has 98.6%, while avast scores 98.0% in a 300k sample test.

The difference is only .6%


So Basically the sample test Panda has the advantage of thousands detection over Avast.

Conclusion Im loyal to Avast . 8)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: bob3160 on May 07, 2012, 02:02:29 PM
Some people seem to forget that there is a difference between a sample test and, the every day usage test.


I use my computer every day and my system is clean and secure protected by avast!7
It's the every day usage test that really matters.  :)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Nesivos on May 07, 2012, 06:18:20 PM
Related review on CNET from 5 May 2012

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I haven't been using it long enough to talk about it's efficacy, but my initial impressions are extremely positive. I'm using it alongside my primary A/V, Avast free, along with the Comodo Firewall and it runs so quietly in the background you'd never know it was there. I love Avast, but haven't always felt as secure as I'd like.

http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html (http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: DavidR on May 07, 2012, 07:09:52 PM
Regardless of what is said in this cnet comment, there are plenty of anecdotal evidence to the contrary.

So the recommendation not to run two resident AVs isn't recommended, I believe that is even on the Panda site where they uninstalling your existing AV.
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Pondus on May 07, 2012, 08:10:13 PM
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So the recommendation not to run two resident AVs isn't recommended, I believe that is even on the Panda site where they uninstalling your existing AV.

from Panda Cloud forum

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Can I run Cloud Antivirus alongside my Norton360/AVG/Etc.?


No you can’t, just as you can’t (or shouldn’t) run two or more different antivirus programs at the same time. The Cloud Antivirus installer identifies a large number of AV programs and will stop the installation if it detects one running. However there are reports of some users that have been able to install Cloud Antivirus running at the same time as lesser known AV programs such as Spyware Doctor Antivirus. In these cases you might experience slowness or slugginesh of the Operating System. To resolve this issue simply uninstall one of the two AV programs.
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: YoKenny on May 07, 2012, 09:44:41 PM
Related review on CNET from 5 May 2012

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I haven't been using it long enough to talk about it's efficacy, but my initial impressions are extremely positive. I'm using it alongside my primary A/V, Avast free, along with the Comodo Firewall and it runs so quietly in the background you'd never know it was there. I love Avast, but haven't always felt as secure as I'd like.

http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html (http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html)
No it is not it is from Seth Rosenblatt on October 27, 2010

No Pandas on my systems!
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Nesivos on May 07, 2012, 10:01:31 PM
Related review on CNET from 5 May 2012

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I haven't been using it long enough to talk about it's efficacy, but my initial impressions are extremely positive. I'm using it alongside my primary A/V, Avast free, along with the Comodo Firewall and it runs so quietly in the background you'd never know it was there. I love Avast, but haven't always felt as secure as I'd like.

http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html (http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html)
No it is not it is from Seth Rosenblatt on October 27, 2010

No Pandas on my systems!

No its not.  Good point.

Anyway I have no reason to try it.  avast! AIS 7 on W8-CP x64 works great alongside SAS Pro and IMF Pro. :) :)  Malwarebytes still can't find any malware in its obligatory? week end on-demand scan.  If Malwarebytes can't find anything then your system must be pretty clean.  LOL ;D
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: TigerRaptorFX on May 07, 2012, 11:00:46 PM
Many people claim Panda can with Avast with no problems.  That maybe the case with the newer version of Panda.  I don't know how it was with the older versions since I am not familiar with the others.  But during the installation I did notice nothing was mentioned about uninstalling Avast.  Even while testing it against malware samples the two seem to stay out each others way.  Now I can't say for sure that Panda really is compatible with Avast.  Panda doesn't state on their site about using it with another.  If any thing take it with a grain of salt. 

Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: rogo on May 08, 2012, 01:02:47 AM
Panda sucks with no internet, avast has behavior etc etc

Don't you just love when a member makes a comment that another anti virus is better than Avast!!!! Trying to get a rise from everyone else!!!! Like the question was asked why are you here?????  You find one in every forum.
Let me say this.............I have used Avast since it came on the market. IMHO its top notch to say the least!!! If not the best. Avast has ran flawless on my pc's and has protected my computer from day one. Hats off to a outsanding software and organization!!!!! :) :)
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: HS2234 on May 08, 2012, 01:59:51 AM
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anyway CLOSE THIS TOPIC.
Title: Re: Panda has improve, now its creams avast.. by .8 %
Post by: Arizona on May 08, 2012, 02:41:19 AM
+1 Rogo