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Arup

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2008, 04:08:10 AM »
Kudos to Avast......job well done, along with Avira, this is the only other AV I use. Don't worry about FPs, Avira initially had the same issues but look at them now, top notch and for years. Avast is getting closer so its a step in the right direction for sure. I would rather have FPs and be protected than have none and live with a false sense of security. Well done team Alwil and thanks again for keeping this quality offering free for those who are unable to buy a good AV. Your generosity is paying off as your product is on its way go becoming number one.

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2008, 11:02:04 AM »
Well done team Alwil and thanks again for keeping this quality offering free for those who are unable to buy a good AV. Your generosity is paying off as your product is on its way go becoming number one.

 I agree !  :) Many thanks for Alwil Team

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2008, 11:32:06 AM »
well, the results are really not bad - the fourth place (in detection) is quiet good!
(but with many FPs!...)

although, great work!  :)

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2008, 11:35:52 AM »
I would rather have FPs and be protected than have none and live with a false sense of security.

Yes, I agree to that!
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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2008, 05:14:00 PM »
well, the results are really not bad - the fourth place (in detection) is quiet good!
(but with many FPs!...)

although, great work!  :)

Did anyone notice that AV-Comparatives commented about the high number of false positives in this round of tests and indicated that future scores/awards/rankings might take into account the number of false positives.  Thus, in this round, those with higher numbers of false positives might have scored lower overall than they did this time. 

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2008, 06:24:16 PM »
I don't feel to speculate on the future results/rankings, etc. and how they might or might not have had an effect current results, that is a pointless exercise.

avast will always be trying to improve detections and continue to tweak Generic and Algorithmic detections, but it is a fine balance between being able to detect unknown malware and having an FP.

However, I echo the comments of others about I would rather deal with a possible FP than deal with an infection that wasn't detected.

avast will continue to improve and change to meet new threats, things planned for version 5.0 when combined with the Generic and Algorithmic should hopefully reduce FPs whilst still maintaining a high detection rate.
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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2008, 09:47:30 PM »
unlike some there is no difference in detection rate
shows that in conjunction with most any real time aniti malware app avast rocks
and Free for home use
It appears that the FP rate is already being addressed

It would be helpful to determine which app is the best fit with avast
Spybot t-timer
Windows Defender
SpywareDoctor free from google pack
Spyware Terminator (without Clam AV and toolbar)
BO Clean
some of the choice depends on os and how many resources are available
I use ThreatFire and set the protection level to 4. Its better than many products such as BOClean and could even replace a firewall to prevent leaks.

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2008, 09:53:50 PM »
Very congratulations!


Congratulations, really! continue to improve! :)

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2008, 10:34:31 PM »
Any coment from Avas Team?
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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2008, 11:33:53 PM »
   
   GOOD JOB ALWIL

   I also think the Forum Members + Beta Testers deserve some Credit

  also.  The back + forth Trading of Info Helps to make a very good

  AV  More Better.

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Re: Av-comparatives.org - new report is out!
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2008, 03:24:45 PM »
Any coment from Avas Team?
Which ones are you waiting for?
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