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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2013, 02:40:34 AM »
how to test AV have been debated among all the AV vendors for years.... so it is not only kaspersky that comes with critic on how these tests are being done
i am not saying that one is better then the other, but there are more then one way to look at this

from Trend micro. 
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/on-av-testing-some-steps-in-the-right-direction/

symantec
http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Protection-Blog/Testing-and-Accountability/ba-p/247711
http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Protection-Blog/Beyond-the-Headlines-Don-t-be-fooled-by-misleading-security/ba-p/943843

sophos
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/04/30/how-to-rate-comparative-anti-virus-test/

and you find more if you google....



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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2013, 02:48:01 AM »
Is it ok to be happy with the results I read at AV Comparatives ??? :)
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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2013, 03:04:59 AM »
Is it ok to be happy with the results I read at AV Comparatives ??? :)
yes..... be happy, dont worry.....and dont read AV tests.   ;D

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 07:53:45 PM »
detection changes from day to day

live, updated every day
http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusDailyStats
An excellent post here by pondus and i believe he sums up every testing methodology in a nutshell when he states."detection changes from day to day."
The tests are pointless and should not be taken seriously by anyone.

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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2013, 09:29:03 PM »
detection changes from day to day

live, updated every day
http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusDailyStats
An excellent post here by pondus and i believe he sums up every testing methodology in a nutshell when he states."detection changes from day to day."
The tests are pointless and should not be taken seriously by anyone.

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Pondus never said that tests are pointless. This is what your reply seems to indicate.
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Re: avast! Free Antivirus is the best deal for the Real World
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2013, 10:14:35 PM »
Sorry bob,that was a personal opinion of mine.
But i do agree that detection changes day by day.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2013, 12:45:32 AM »
These tests are not POINTLESS. What is pointless how ever are these millions of YouTuber's who throw 10+ malicious links are an antivirus in less then 5 min. The average person will come across malware about once every 2 years on the average. Then none of these YouTuber's use there voice. They play music and call themselves names like "Dr.Malware". Anybody can make a VM and test malware. It doesn't take a genus. I believe in AV Comparatives, VB100 and AVtest.org over any YouTube test made by some 13 year old kid. Thanks.

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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2013, 02:16:50 AM »
"average person will come across malware about once every 2 years on the average."

Does this not apply to the testing organisations also.
You have just stated yourself in the above quote,so why take these tests seriously if your average user will only come across malware once every 2 years.

Incidentally,how have you come to that figure?
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2013, 02:39:24 AM »
"average person will come across malware about once every 2 years on the average."

Does this not apply to the testing organisations also.
You have just stated yourself in the above quote,so why take these tests seriously if your average user will only come across malware once every 2 years.

Incidentally,how have you come to that figure?
Thanks.

AV Comparatives is an OFFICIAL antivirus testing company. If you design an antivirus wont you want it certified and tested? Yes. And how did I come up with that figure? Its called reality my dear friend. If the average Joe came across malware weekly or daily then the entire world would have infected pc's. It is not that easy to get infected if you simply use common sense. I went an entire year with no antivirus and STILL never got a malware infection. I also run a business where I mainly do malware removal. I don't see the same people monthly and or weekly. If your running into malware more then twice a year then you better start using a Mac or get off then internet.

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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2013, 01:50:19 AM »
My good friend aventador,
Your very livelihood and that of avast etc depends on people getting infected so that big companies can come in like knights in shining armor and save us all from a never ending army of malware armed hackers.

Thanks.
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