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Re: [Tests]: AV-Comparatives
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 04:02:36 AM »
It's a shame it did not go much better in testing like the other antivirus programs like Kaspersky and Biterdefender, which is a leader in this follow-up. Although I like Avast.

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Re: [Tests]: AV-Comparatives
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 10:49:39 PM »
It's unfortunately Avast was compromised (in this test) however after using Avast for 20years it has passed my test: having never been infected/compromised while using Avast.
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Re: [Tests]: AV-Comparatives
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 12:00:05 AM »
Have you been compromised on which part of this test?
do you know in which test he did not pass several stages that exist?

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Re: [Tests]: AV-Comparatives
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 01:39:59 AM »
Well schmidthouse has said he has never been compromised, so the question isn't relevant to him.

Me, when it comes to tests for vulnerabilities, I have to actually lower my defences to actually allow the test to run and there is no way I will do that.  This is the reason to have multiple levels of protection over and above your AV.

As far as AV-Comparatives, it is one of the better AV testing sites. But I too believe in my own real world test as I haven't been infected in all of the time I have had Avast installed, over 14 years.

However, I don't simply rely on an AV or firewall for defence, you have to plan for the day that you might just get hit.  This means having a robust backup and recovery strategy if the dark brown stuff ever hits the fan.
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Re: [Tests]: AV-Comparatives
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 02:26:57 AM »
Well schmidthouse has said he has never been compromised, so the question isn't relevant to him.

Me, when it comes to tests for vulnerabilities, I have to actually lower my defences to actually allow the test to run and there is no way I will do that.  This is the reason to have multiple levels of protection over and above your AV.

As far as AV-Comparatives, it is one of the better AV testing sites. But I too believe in my own real world test as I haven't been infected in all of the time I have had Avast installed, over 14 years.

However, I don't simply rely on an AV or firewall for defence, you have to plan for the day that you might just get hit.  This means having a robust backup and recovery strategy if the dark brown stuff ever hits the fan.

Spot on David, well said :)
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Re: [Tests]: AV-Comparatives
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Re: [Tests]: AV-Comparatives
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 09:17:50 AM »
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