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avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« on: November 30, 2007, 09:23:51 PM »
http://www.av-comparatives.org
(click Comparatives on the left and select the latest test for November 2007).

Very low false positives rate and surprisingly high detection rate for signature only antivirus (if we compare it to others that do have heuristics). ALWIL team proved themself yet again.

Btw, i think it would be smart to add all the ADVANCED awards on your webpage. AV-Comparatives test is already pretty well known and respected. Some AV vendors are already using their awards to promote their product capabilities. I think ALWIL should do it too as streak ADVANCED awards aren't something to be forgotten or to chit chat about it just in AV geek circles...

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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 10:06:51 PM »
Congratulations.
Let's run after Kaspersky and ESET the Advanced+ ones ;)
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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 10:11:24 PM »
Congratulations to Alwill Team  8)
Very impressive results  :)
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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 10:11:37 PM »
Congratulations.
But not all is positive.
I use free version and i'm very happy, but when someone purchases Pro version demand the best ;)

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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 10:23:23 PM »
That isn't bad considering it is the Retrospective test.
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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 10:26:55 PM »
Especially when you look at percentage. 37% for signature only antivirus is really not bad. Other competitors all have heuristics, yet they don't score much better or they have awful false positives problems.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 10:50:17 PM »
I don't quite understand how they come up with their certification level.  For instance, AntiVir PE detected 81% and received only standard.  Avast detected 37% and received Advanced. How does this make sense?

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 10:54:34 PM »
have you read the report? it explains quite well why they got standard.

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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 10:55:29 PM »
I don't quite understand how they come up with their certification level.  For instance, AntiVir PE detected 81% and received only standard.  Avast detected 37% and received Advanced. How does this make sense?
If you read the whole report you'll see that this is because AntiVir produced many false positives , that's why Antivir received Standard mark ;)
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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 11:42:27 PM »
Yeah, not bad... only 3 percent behind Kaspersky 7 (which got Advanced+) -- that was close... :)
And things should improve quite substantially in avast 5...

Seems that this is a consequence of the relatively strong unpacking engine...


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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2007, 11:52:24 PM »
Congrats to all the team  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2007, 01:57:52 AM »
Other than the Script Blocker in Avast Pro making a difference, shouldn't Avast Home be very close to the Pro versions results for both of the AV Comparitive Tests? I of course will add how impressive the latest test for Avast was, and not to be snide. But it did better than AVG Anti-Malware which has Heuristics and uses the Ewido engine for help. Also I have used AVG AM and it runs higher in memory than Avast Home.
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2007, 02:07:44 AM »
Congratulation, Keep up the good work  :)

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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2007, 04:00:39 AM »
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Re: avast! earned ADVANCED rating in AV-Comparatives test.
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2007, 04:05:08 AM »
Congrats to all at ALWIL.
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