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Offline SpeedyPC

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Please don't have a go at me just because I'm a Comodo fanboy and I'm still using Avast AV free version okay ;D, Avast hasn't improved detecting the number of malware count against Comodo AV see for yourself and you judge for yourself Avast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRreh8G4bLw Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtdeIFcTfc Part 2

I'm getting a bit worried about Avast :'( hasn't improved detecting the number of malware count against Comodo AV review between Comodo and some other AVs against the FREE version.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2010, 10:41:02 AM by SpeedyPC »
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i'm not gonna have a go with you because youre a comodo fanboy..i like comodo too(their firewall at least)..the problem with the detection test you show us is that first of all the avast is in beta version(he uses avast 5.1.822).secondly you can never know if thats a fraud.for example he can use 7.000malware and add 3.000 clean files and say that this folder contains 10.000 malware..then scans with avast and finds a percentage..then he adds 10.000 malwares and no clean files and scans with comodo etc.
dont get me wrong i'm not saying that this is a fraud i just say you cant know for sure if its a legitimate test..i dont know if comodo av can detect more than avast and i think that depends on the personal opinion of each user and the personal "tests" we run at home,because of the fact that there is no official test including both of them in it..maybe if av-comparatives adds comodo in its tests then we will have a clearer image but untill then use the av that suits you most(according to your needs and usage).. ;)
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Numbers are for statisticians - what really counts is the types of malware killed.  So if eight variants have just one name with Avast who cares ? Not I

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maybe if av-comparatives adds comodo in its tests then we will have a clearer image
I believe the choice to be included or not is also up to the Company.
So, why isn't Comodo included ???
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While I was watching it and I fully realise about 60% is crap! showing the Comodo test why? they scan it twice :o during test.
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While I was watching it and I fully realise about 60% is crap! showing the Comodo test why? they scan it twice :o during test.
You mean why did it miss those 500 plus infections in the first scan .  :o
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maybe if av-comparatives adds comodo in its tests then we will have a clearer image
I believe the choice to be included or not is also up to the Company.
So, why isn't Comodo included ???
maybe they dont feel ready yet.havent tried it though so i cant say anything about its performance..
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Comodo may do well on YouTube tests, but most more professional reviews says it has a bad antivirus, and Def+ leaves it up to the user which usually isn't a good thing.
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Any time I look at these type of posts I must ask is the test(S) being done truly without bias, if there is any advertisement for any type of security products a big red flag goes up for me. Also what type of baddies are being identified in these tests. Nope the bottom line is a simple one, do the security products I have installed on my machine provide me with the protection I desire. What works well for me may not work at all for you, it is a matter of personal choice. Over the years I have tried all the FREE virus protection software and some have done a better job for me than have others. Currently using AVAST because AVIRA messed up my SpywareBlaster.

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what makes it interesting

why this person not alter settions for the scanner from windows explorer?

he adjusted File System Shield which is something else

the crucial one is
Scan Computer > Scan now > Scan from Windows Explorer > Sensitivity

seems like playing tricky tricks with results here we are :)
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keep this up avast will be removed from gdata in no time and comodo is not bad it better than avast

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Hi SpeedyPC
How you title your post is up to you, but to me there's more than enough criticism of these so-called "tests" on the Comodo forum  ::) http://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-cis/comodo-av-10k-samples-test-t66531.0.html to make me think twice about using such a provocative heading. (Unless of course you are hoping for a hostile response ;D)

I tried the latest CIS (again) a couple of months ago just because 'Tech' was talking about it. It was so good at finding malware... it blocked over 100 safe files! ???
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Hi SpeedyPC
How you title your post is up to you, but to me there's more than enough criticism of these so-called "tests" on the Comodo forum  ::) http://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-cis/comodo-av-10k-samples-test-t66531.0.html to make me think twice about using such a provocative heading. (Unless of course you are hoping for a hostile response ;D)

I tried the latest CIS (again) a couple of months ago just because 'Tech' was talking about it. It was so good at finding malware... it blocked over 100 safe files! ???

I'm only question about the Avast AV not Comodo AV, Vladimyr and I wouldn't even touch the Comodo AV with a 10 foot pole for the next 2 years and beside Avast has been in the AV security business longer then Comodo.

Vladimyr IF Comodo has beaten Avast in their overall detection rate in their free product by the av-comparatives and ICSA Labs test, and this could lead to a worry against Avast. Also I'm not looking for a hostile response I just wanted to make sure Avast is keeping them selfs in the lead.
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I tried the latest CIS (again) a couple of months ago just because 'Tech' was talking about it. It was so good at finding malware... it blocked over 100 safe files! ???
Sorry. But I think I've only advocated for better protection by the so-called "deny all" policy from Comodo.
After all, the Behavior Shield of version 5.1 (passive) and 6 (active) will try to fill this feature.
The clean files blocked seem to be blocked by the autosandbox and not by the antivirus.
Comodo software development is going very slow.
I'm really disappointed of what they did with Comodo Time Machine.
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