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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 04:23:36 PM »
detection changes from day to day

live, updated every day
http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusDailyStats

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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 04:25:11 PM »
detection changes from day to day

live, updated every day
http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusDailyStats


Point is? I would rather trust AVC, VB 100 and AV Test.org over some shady site such Shadowsever.

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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 04:28:31 PM »
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Point is?
first sentence in my post....


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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 04:41:18 PM »
There's nothing shady about Shadowsever

Here's another, also live and updated every day  http://threatcenter.crdf.fr/?Stats
« Last Edit: July 03, 2013, 04:54:54 PM by craigb »

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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 04:56:33 PM »
Also live and updated every day  http://threatcenter.crdf.fr/?Stats

Very interesting Craigb never seen this website coming from France "bonjour" ;D
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 04:58:02 PM »
Those sites are no where near as trust worthy as the sites i listed. Those are actually certified testing sites. So according to "Threatcenter" Comodo has a high detection rate then Avast. yeah right.  ::)

Even the Avast homepage shows VB100 and AVC.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2013, 05:00:43 PM »
Also live and updated every day  http://threatcenter.crdf.fr/?Stats

Very interesting Craigb never seen this website coming from France "bonjour" ;D
I check it every day, avast was at 60% yesterday.

I don't know why Kingsoft is still in the list though as it's been absolved by Baidu, not that it matters to us here using avast though :)

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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 05:04:42 PM »
Those sites are no where near as trust worthy as the sites i listed. Those are actually certified testing sites.
There all legitimate testing authorities so check your facts before posting rubbish, threatcentre stats come from daily tests of virustotal results.

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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 05:07:05 PM »
There all legitimate testing authorities so check your facts before posting rubbish, threatcentre stats come from daily tests of virustotal results.

While I was checking this out searching through the web Craigb is 100% correct

Edit: I've save this to my bookmark, Thanks Craigb.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2013, 05:47:29 PM »
Of course they are legit. But you don't see Avast, Symantec, BitDefender, Kaspersky or McAfee saying "See our Threatcenter or Shadowsever Scores" do you? No you don't. AV Comparatives, VB100 and AV Test.org are certified testing sites that are featured on the top antiviruses web sites.

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2013, 06:18:27 PM »
No one is doubting the authenticity of AV Comparatives, VB100 and AV Test.org, Pondus just supplied another spectrum in the testing faculties to which you stated are "shady sites" which was a false claim.

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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2013, 09:26:32 PM »
Okay.
Exactly how many testing organisations are there.?
AV-C,  AV TEST.ORG.  VB100..?........is this all..?

I find it interesting that av vendors only display testing logos in their programs only if they have been performing well consistently.
I understand the business ethic of this,but what about where the chosen product has NOT performed well and consistently...?

Matousec is a classic example.
Guess who has been at the top for years.....COMODO.
Do people not find it odd that 1 program is at the top non stop for years....?
I find it very odd.

Still good results sell the product so lets carry on regardless and enjoy our top of the test results products.

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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2013, 11:36:57 PM »
VB100 is not very realistic
one sample not detected....you fail
one false positive..... you fail

not very realistic compared to how the real world is working.... or?


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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2013, 02:05:18 AM »
VB100 is not very realistic
one sample not detected....you fail
one false positive..... you fail

not very realistic compared to how the real world is working.... or?


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http://blog.kaspersky.com/antivirus-comparisons/


I would much rather trust the partiality of AV Comparatives than anything put out by an actual competitor
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