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Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« on: December 21, 2007, 01:23:04 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Virusscanners offer less protection than a year ago, according to a study:
http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/100900

Only Nod32 scored average with an overall result of 68% found.
Also the number of FP's by various av-products increased,

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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 02:59:02 PM »
Nowadays, we can't put all the eggs in the same basket...
More than ever, layered defense is the way.
Hope avast 5 don't wait to long to be born...
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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 04:51:27 PM »
Differences are not significant...  ;D

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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 06:36:13 PM »
Differences are not significant...  ;D
As being an old user here in avast forums I can say by myself that we love to talk, say what we're thinking, and why...
Making people just guess what is the meaning of other ones' posts don't help in forums.
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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007, 06:40:05 PM »
Differences are not significant...  ;D
As being an old user here in avast forums I can say by myself that we love to talk, say what we're thinking, and why...
Making people just guess what is the meaning of other ones' posts don't help in forums.

Actually Tech I'm wondering what you are trying to say here? Are you saying you don't understand what i mean?

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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 06:44:49 PM »
Are you saying you don't understand what i mean?
Yes.
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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 07:08:38 PM »
Differences are not significant...  ;D

Upon what statistical measure do you make that rather glib remark, prey tell?
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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 01:38:02 PM »
Differences are not significant...  ;D

Upon what statistical measure do you make that rather glib remark, prey tell?

"Statistical measure"... Wow.. Trying to impress people huh?

Given that the article is talking about overall average score. The "statistical measure" is of course the mean... And yes we are talking about the variance of the mean scores. Some years it goes up, some years it goes down... But then again the article only looks at one year's difference lol...

I have to confess the hard data analysis that supports this statement wasn't done by me, but it looks sound to me.





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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007, 01:40:25 PM »
Nowadays, we can't put all the eggs in the same basket...
More than ever, layered defense is the way.
Hope avast 5 don't wait to long to be born...

Hmm AVAST 5 no matter how good would still be one layer right?

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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2007, 01:43:33 PM »
Hmm AVAST 5 no matter how good would still be one layer right?
Yes. Not a software is perfect, just that avast is becoming better, nothing more.
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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2007, 05:16:06 PM »
Differences are not significant...  ;D

Upon what statistical measure do you make that rather glib remark, prey tell?

"Statistical measure"... Wow.. Trying to impress people huh?

Given that the article is talking about overall average score. The "statistical measure" is of course the mean... And yes we are talking about the variance of the mean scores. Some years it goes up, some years it goes down... But then again the article only looks at one year's difference lol...

I have to confess the hard data analysis that supports this statement wasn't done by me, but it looks sound to me.


So therefore you can produce no evidence that the difference is "not significant": just one of your usual facile comments.
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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2007, 05:20:31 PM »
Differences are not significant...  ;D

Upon what statistical measure do you make that rather glib remark, prey tell?

"Statistical measure"... Wow.. Trying to impress people huh?

Given that the article is talking about overall average score. The "statistical measure" is of course the mean... And yes we are talking about the variance of the mean scores. Some years it goes up, some years it goes down... But then again the article only looks at one year's difference lol...

I have to confess the hard data analysis that supports this statement wasn't done by me, but it looks sound to me.


So therefore you can produce no evidence that the difference is "not significant": just one of your usual facile comments.

I can post the url with the analysis. But is that enough? How about i run the analysis myself with SPSS? it is a waste of time, but I can already tell you the result....

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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2007, 05:24:48 PM »
Forgive me if I'd rather see the result, not that I don't take your word for it.  ;)

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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2007, 05:28:14 PM »
Forgive me if I'd rather see the result, not that I don't take your word for it.  ;)



Well that is why I asked if the result is good enough for you... :D

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Re: Virusscanners offer less protection than last year's !
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2007, 05:31:51 PM »
Sorry, forgot to add:

<sarcasm>Forgive me if I'd rather see the result, not that I don't take your word for it.</sarcasm>

 ;D
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