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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2011, 11:55:34 PM »
Good for you...still, pulling 15 links from MDL is no real test...and you believe him just because he tells you?


So basically all an av has to do to "do well" is pull the list off MDL and add it to the database...

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 11:58:12 PM »
Ok so then take it up with TheLgster then. Tell him that he is a fake and a phoney for making Avast look good. Who do you work for NOD32?  ::)

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2011, 12:00:56 AM »
Here is his official site. Take it up with him.

http://securacomp.blogspot.com/

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2011, 12:02:03 AM »
Here we go again ::)

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2011, 12:08:26 AM »
As usual, you are missing the point, and not reading my post properly...

REGARDLESS OF THE RESULT you cannot definitively make any judgement on ANY av based on 15 links pulled from some list...

I don't care about whether the youtube "reviewer" is fake and phoney as you put it, my questions were posted about all reviews in general from an objective point of view. (at least I tried to post them that way)

I'm bored of repeating myself so this is my last post in this thread...
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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2011, 12:29:01 AM »
Don't shoot the messenger.

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011, 12:57:52 AM »
Don't shoot the messenger.
No way, King Leonidas Rules are in effect  ;D
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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011, 01:55:41 AM »
So I posted some videos of the power of Avast and you guys are complaining. Whatever.

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2011, 02:00:06 AM »
Not understanding your point, DieselMan.

You say that avast! is more that enough and MBAM is no needed or any other type of similar program?

Jeez... If that's your idea, just stay with it and don't spread around the forum, ok? Not saying that avast! is horrible but is no perfect either. Is a very good free suite, I agree, but it doesn't catch all the malware around the Internet. Needs some backup from another good software for the exceptional cases.
And by the way, youtube vids are just vids. I want see real stuff coming from serious companies like AV Comparatives and VirusBulletin not from armchair testers.

Anyways... you'll now go flaming my post and defend your position and ideas, etc. Just an advise: just go over it. Is not worthless for any one of both sides.
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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2011, 02:05:09 AM »
MBAM is not a backup. A system image is a backup. Everyone seems so paranoid around here. Adding this and adding that just to stay safe. Well these videos prove that Avast can stand on it's own.

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2011, 02:14:11 AM »
Well these videos prove that Avast can stand on it's own.
These videos prove the same thing that videos showing Avast! failing on YouTube prove. ;)
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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2011, 02:19:17 AM »
There aren't many videos of Avast 6 failing.

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Re: TheIgster - Avast Free - Friday Tests
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2011, 02:27:26 AM »
I'm afraid there are quite a few - just like for other AVs.

Basically, 15 samples doesn't bring any useful information. You can always easily select 15 (or 150, doesn't matter) samples such that a particular AV fails for all of them, or vice versa, detects all of them. So, the result is only about the sample selection.
If there was a million samples (which would be kinda hard to dynamically test all of them, sure), that would be a bit harder to manipulate the sample set. But with this low number, you have to believe that the samples were chosen randomly... and even if they were, there's no guarantee they match the usual statistical distribution; can be related to the geographical origin of the samples/tester, etc.