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Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2010, 05:04:41 PM »
Great job. It's only going to get better.
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Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2010, 05:07:32 PM »
Avast needs to start the improve seriously with the 0-day malware
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Agreed. Especially MBR malware that is becoming a very serious issue. Most customers that come to out repair shop has some form of severe rootkit. Within the last 2 months 75% have had MBR malware.
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Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2010, 05:38:43 PM »
Does anyone know the answer to this questionz?

And the question would be..??


My bad. :)

I should have been specific on the question.

What kinds of "Malware" were included in the test?

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Types of Malware

The more you educate yourself on malicious software, the better off you'll be. Malware is not a virus. In fact, it consists of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, adware, rootkits and many other nasty infections. Some of these programs are more of an annoyance than anything, while others pose a serious threat to your computer. Regardless of the type, each of them offer their own unique security threat, and they should be avoided at all costs.


For a list of the types of Malware see link.

http://www.spamlaws.com/malware-types.html


Hopefully the question is now clear enough :)

Tests can be designed to favor one software vs others.

I use Avast because I found that it works very good and is easy to configure and use. :)
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Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2010, 06:07:04 PM »
Congratulations.
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Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2010, 07:03:06 PM »
I think Avast's behavior blocker needs to work and not only look pretty. And congrats Avast :)

I can't understand how MSE scored better than comodo... strange if you ask me. I wonder if they had D+ on.
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Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2010, 07:07:19 PM »
I think Avast's behavior blocker needs to work and not only look pretty. And congrats Avast:)

I can't understand how MSE scored better than comodo... strange if you ask me. I wonder if they had D+ on.
Comodo only ever score's good with the vender's that it pay's for testing (matousic)

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Re: Avast won 1st prize in PCWorld "Top 5 Free Antivirus for 2011" Ranking
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2010, 07:11:35 PM »
I think Avast's behavior blocker needs to work and not only look pretty. And congrats Avast:)

There are more behaviour shield improvements (more filters/rules, etc.) scheduled for avast 5.1.
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