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Windows 7: Virus Bulletin's RAP testing


01 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Virus Bulletin's RAP testing

This graph issued by Virus Bulletin confirms my long term suspicions - Microsoft has moved far ahead of everyone in proactive detection with the Forefront engine, while Symantec has kept pace with the reactive (specific signature based) detection, but SONAR (1 or 2) and Insight are not doing a good enough job. I'll be waiting for Symantec to get better for some time, but if it doesn't, I'm jumping ship. Microsoft seems to have a very good team in place.




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01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
This graph issued by Virus Bulletin confirms my long term suspicions - Microsoft has moved far ahead of everyone in proactive detection with the Forefront engine, while Symantec has kept pace with the reactive (specific signature based) detection, but SONAR (1 or 2) and Insight are not doing a good enough job. I'll be waiting for Symantec to get better for some time, but if it doesn't, I'm jumping ship. Microsoft seems to have a very good team in place.
Ive testing basically EVERY AV that has a trail in Virtualbox and Symantec has been the best in protection...It did let a virus through once but the SONAR got it on boot-up. KIS 2010 did good but its VERY annoying and it takes a really big geek to use all its features. ESET blocks a lot but once one gets through your screwed (Had to re-install Xp in virtualbox b/c of that). MSE is the same but watch MSE because it will delete infected viruses that are needed for Windows to run...
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01 Nov 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

G-Data is always on top in every test. I don't know why.
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01 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

TrustPort is number 1. I have to say, I have never heard of it. From their site:

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A total of twenty-five vendors took part in the test with their antivirus products, including the world's best known brands. During on-demand testing, TrustPort Antivirus managed to reveal 100 % of viruses, worms, and polymorphic viruses, and 97.97 % of trojans. The product was also equally successful in on-access scanning, where 100 % of viruses, worms, and polymorphic viruses were detected, and 96.81 % of trojans.
TrustPort - TrustPort Antivirus ranks number one in the world

Ever tried TrustPort Dinesh?
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01 Nov 2009   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
TrustPort is number 1. I have to say, I have never heard of it. From their site:

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A total of twenty-five vendors took part in the test with their antivirus products, including the world's best known brands. During on-demand testing, TrustPort Antivirus managed to reveal 100 % of viruses, worms, and polymorphic viruses, and 97.97 % of trojans. The product was also equally successful in on-access scanning, where 100 % of viruses, worms, and polymorphic viruses were detected, and 96.81 % of trojans.
TrustPort - TrustPort Antivirus ranks number one in the world

Ever tried TrustPort Dinesh?
No I have never tried it. But now you gave me some work to do.
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01 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
No I have never tried it. But now you gave me some work to do.
Apparently they have several AV engines within the product from what I have read online, so I would suppose that's why it is so effective, although it would seem that scans are very slow and it might be a bit of a system resources hog.

Would be interested to hear your thoughts on it though in any testing that you do.
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01 Nov 2009   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I have read that G Data uses 2 AV engines, that is Avast and Bit Defender hence it has maximum detections. What's your suggestion about G-DATA?
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01 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I have read that G Data uses 2 AV engines, that is Avast and Bit Defender hence it has maximum detections. What's your suggestion about G-DATA?
Dunno...maybe try G-DATA and then try TrustPort if you've got some time with your setup and see how each one fares.

I would think that both might hog more system resources than products like Vipre and Nod, but it might be interesting to compare.
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01 Nov 2009   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Downloading g data now. 275MB setup file.
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01 Nov 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Ooo .... that sounds like it's going to be a system resource hog
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