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Windows 7: Most Effective Antivirus Tools Against New Malware

17 Dec 2009   #1
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Most Effective Antivirus Tools Against New Malware

Interesting results in this test:

Most Effective Antivirus Tools Against New Malware Binaries

Top 5:

Ikarus
Microsoft Security Essentials
Avira
AVG
Dr. Web

Most noteably, ESET (Nod32) was 30th out of 30. Not a lot of information though about versions used, etc. They note v2 for Nod32 for example. If so, then obviously not a fair test as that is an old version.


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17 Dec 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Doesn't Microsoft Security Essentials have no zero-day protection? As in signature only? The versions tested should have been the newest though.
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17 Dec 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Doesn't Microsoft Security Essentials have no zero-day protection? As in signature only? The versions tested should have been the newest though.
I believe you are correct about MSE being sig-based...

...I use it but I don't worry about that...I am a compotent computer user and I think everyone here knows that all virus infections are 90%+ USER inflicted
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17 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

I'd go for 95%.
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17 Dec 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I'd go for 95%.
I am being genrerous...

I would like to say 99% myself...
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17 Dec 2009   #6
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

ninety-nine point nine repeating percent
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17 Dec 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
ninety-nine point nine repeating percent
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17 Dec 2009   #8
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Avira FTW
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17 Dec 2009   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Now, don't start with decimal points.
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17 Dec 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I dont agree with this test. Avast at 16th and ESET NOD32 V2 at 30th. Not a fair competition.
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