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Alchimista

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Avast versus other Av.
« on: July 07, 2004, 08:44:58 PM »
I have see that in some circustance Antivir PE is better of Avast and in other Avast is a super antivirus... but, how many virus detect Avast? Antivir PE +- 85000.
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Re:Avast versus other Av.
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2004, 09:04:13 PM »
Numbers are meaningless, because different companies use different ways of counting detected virus.

Is it by family of virus or each different varient in the family.

You can't make a decision based on numbers alone. You have to not only check detection, but what different protection it provides, on-access, on-demand, email, IM, P2P, etc. The AV program must suit your needs or it doesn't matter how many viri it sposedly dectects.
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Re:Avast versus other Av.
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2004, 09:05:08 PM »
This has been disused many times before, try searching the forums for the word "bulletin", basicly these tests are not to be taken to seriously, they are not accurate.

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Re:Avast versus other Av.
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2004, 09:23:39 PM »
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