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Windows 7: August 2010 Virus Bulletin Results Summary


09 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
August 2010 Virus Bulletin Results Summary

The results have been posted for the August 2010 VB Tests.

From Virus Bulletin : VB100 award - latest comparative

Quote:
VB100 - Windows Vista Business Edition Service Pack 2

With another epic haul of 54 products to test this month, the VB test team could have done without the bad behaviour of a number of products: terrible product design, lack of accountability for activities, blatant false alarms in major software, numerous problems detecting the WildList set, and some horrendous instability under pressure.
Bolded below are some interesting failures from the summary, located at Virus Bulletin : VB100 results summary. If these products failed on Windows Vista, does anyone think they would do any better on Windows 7? I don't.

Failures:

BitDefender
CA Business & CA Consumer
Digital Defender
eEye
eScan
Fileseclab
Gdata
Kingsoft Advanced & Standard
Lavasoft Total Security
McAfee & McAfee Total Protection
Norman
Preventon
Qihoo
Rising
VIRUSFighter Pro

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09 Aug 2010   #2

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

THANKS Corrine !

very interesting reading.
among the free A/V´s Avira, Avast & MSE got "VB100", as usual....
i attached 3 screenshots showing the results.

did you notice that Emsisoft also got a "VB100" ?

for those that doesn´t already know it, a-squared (a2) is now renamed to Emsisoft Anti Malware (EAM)...


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10 Aug 2010   #3

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

BitDefender failed because of 15 false positives, however, it is usually low on false positives as can be seen on AV-Comparatives tests. It did once have very bad false positives.

G Data failed because it uses the BitDefender engine along with the Avast! engine.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
among the free A/V´s Avira, Avast & MSE got "VB100", as usual....
MSE has been tested three times, failing once.
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10 Aug 2010   #4

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanx for the info everyone

Of course McAfee would be on the list...I have 1st hand experience with that...unfortunately

I did read an interesting article a while back, if I find it, I'll post it, but apparently the "wild list" they use for determining the rankings is somewhat outdated in most cases and they are slow to add to the list the newer variants. The article said that since this list is so circulated, almost all AV companies test good since they have access to that list and results are based on that.
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10 Aug 2010   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Guys what are your thoughts about Sunbelt Vipre AV?
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10 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I have high regard for Alex Eckelberry and my old friend Patrick Jordan/Webhelper as well as Chris Boyd/Paperghost and Eric Howes. However, I don't know how the acquisition by GFI Software will impact Sunbelt Software. GFI is enterprise-oriented rather than consumer.

GFI Software Enhances its Security Product Offering with the Acquisition of Sunbelt Software
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10 Aug 2010   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
I have high regard for Alex Eckelberry and my old friend Patrick Jordan/Webhelper as well as Chris Boyd/Paperghost and Eric Howes. However, I don't know how the acquisition by GFI Software will impact Sunbelt Software. GFI is enterprise-oriented rather than consumer.

GFI Software Enhances its Security Product Offering with the Acquisition of Sunbelt Software
Thanks for the info Corrine.
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10 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome.
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10 Aug 2010   #9

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Guys what are your thoughts about Sunbelt Vipre AV?
it is good

they have a dns server now, it blocks bad sites so its like an extra AV without installing anything, vipre AV is really good to

YouTube - ‪VIPRE anti-virus review (HD)‬‎
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10 Aug 2010   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freaky88 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Guys what are your thoughts about Sunbelt Vipre AV?
it is good

they have a dns server now, it blocks bad sites so its like an extra AV without installing anything, vipre AV is really good to

YouTube - ‪VIPRE anti-virus review (HD)‬‎
I did get an email invitation to try their DNS servers. Im now installing vipre av premium.
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