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Windows 7: Antimalware-test with 5000 2-year OLD samples, MBAM detects only 3% !?

19 Sep 2010   #11
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I'm a member on Raymonds forum. And while the poster is a senior member there, he is indeed an amateur, and his methods were no doubt not the same as an official test lab would use. Not to fault him as he wasn't stating such either. Just saying "...with a grain of salt". A Guy

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20 Sep 2010   #12


Here are two recent samples I found and uploaded to VT and trust me MBAM had them in it's database way quicker than Emsi.

One is an installer for the fake MSE alert and the other for the rogue AV My Security Shield.
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20 Sep 2010   #13

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all
C'mon peeps.

These tests are about as useful as a wearing a paper suit for protection in an Oil rig explosion.

First of all EVERYBODY surfs differently so the sorts of infections that could get picked up will be totally different depending on who is surfing.

For example I'm not (probably these days a HEINOIUS crime to say it) a huge MUSIC fan so rarely do I download any music legit or otherwise. Note -- I'm not saying I Don't like music it's just I don't need to listen to it all the time and go everywhere attached by white wires and earbud phones like nearly everybody under about 29 years of age seems to do these days.

So I'm unlikely to get infected by viruses emanating from those sources.

Secondly -- If you DO get notification that you have a virus / malware after a scan - what do you do about it.

You don't know WHEN you became infected or what its done to your data / OS since.

In this case only a RESTORE from a clean image or a fresh OS install would do.

For me the ONLY AV software that's worth having is a REAL TIME system such as MSE. Anything else is merely JUNK that just slows down your OS.

Any other product that relies on you to do periodic scans without any real time protection IS A TOTAL AND UTTER WASTE OF TIME.

As I keep saying the days of about 90% of AV companies is probably nearly over now MS is actually interested in preventing tampering with the Windows OS itself.

Since I have clean backups EVERY DAY I would immediately RESTORE the previous days image as soon as I got a notification of a possible (mind you not even a definite) computer infection.

With products like ACRONIS it only takes around 15 - 20 mins to restore even the largest W7 OS image. MUCH MUCH safer than relying on cleansing the system via possibly defective AV software.

(Always keep user data etc separate from the OS so you can do this easily).

After all if your computer DOES get infected would you trust the AV software to cleanse it properly -- who knows how the OS has been tampered with.

Would you entrust the Fox to guard the Henhouse.


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20 Sep 2010   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Those test look to me like some kid in high school doing a home work project. I use MAM as part of my layered security. As far as I know it was never designed to replace your normal anti virus program. It was designed to check for malware that your anti virus program might of missed. If I posted all the little security programs I use for multilayer protection you all would giggle. No protection program does it all. I have recommend Malwarebytes Anti Malware to many for a additional layer in there security and will continue to do so. I don't work for Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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 Antimalware-test with 5000 2-year OLD samples, MBAM detects only 3% !?

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