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Windows 7: Kaspersky Security


22 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
Kaspersky Security

I have a spare laptop that I use to test how well antivirus/internet security products work. Lately, I have been putting Kaspersky's products to the test against real malware. The vast majority of malware that Kaspersky misses I will submit to their virus lab for analysis. I was floored when some major threats it didn't detect contained no malicious code, according to the virus lab. Other vendors such as AVG, McAfee, Trend Micro, etc. all find these threats Kaspersky says has no malicious code a threat. How can this be??? I don't feel very safe using it now after hearing all this...

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22 Aug 2011   #2

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Welcome to the world of anti-malware software - they are all so very different in some respects. This is why you never rely on a scan from one single product. You should always have some layered approach.

Just to clarify, you said
Quote:
some major threats it didn't detect contained no malicious code
Is that a typo error? If something contains no malicious code, then it can't be a major threat, and therefore Kaspersky has no reason to detect it.

Regards,
Golden
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22 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Some of the threats, such as Trojans, and a few others for example, were submitted to kaspersky for analysis. They said no malicious code was detected. However, other companies such as McAfee, Trend Micro, Symantec, etc. said they were bad and gave the threat's name. How can 1 major AV company say it's not a threat and 4-5 others say it is???

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Welcome to the world of anti-malware software - they are all so very different in some respects. This is why you never rely on a scan from one single product. You should always have some layered approach.

Just to clarify, you said
Quote:
some major threats it didn't detect contained no malicious code
Is that a typo error? If something contains no malicious code, then it can't be a major threat, and therefore Kaspersky has no reason to detect it.

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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