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Windows 7: Comodo vs Symantec

16 Oct 2010   #11
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I suspect they're not being published because someone with a lot of money to spend doesn't like the truth. If an AV fails to prevent the infection, it's not really doing it's job. No AV is ever going to be able to remove everything. that's what removal tools are for.
You could well be correct and I agree that no A/V is ever going to be able to remove everything. What does concern me is the coincidental relationship with the testing organization by the vendor paying for the test as well as the "noise" by the vendor paying for the test. That said, I know that I have a personal bias which is most likely coloring my opinion.


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16 Oct 2010   #12
madtownidiot

 

An AV's effectiveness depends entirely on the cooperation of the OS it's working inside of.. simply forgetting to turn off windows defender before installing an antivirus can make it less effective at removing threats. I don't really think there was any bias in the test itself, just in the 3rd party reports based on the results.

The simple fact remains: CIS is a free AV that is more effective at blocking threats before they infect your computer than NIS, which costs about $50
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16 Oct 2010   #13
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Comodo is effective if you use the whole suite. Their anti-virus has never scored well in any professional test.

The last 3 Symantec sponsored tests conducted by Dennis Technology Labs, Norton scored a perfect 100%. The last used 40 samples: http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/...P2011_SYMC.pdf
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16 Oct 2010   #14
madtownidiot

 

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16 Oct 2010   #15
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Comodo is effective if you use the whole suite. Their anti-virus has never scored well in any professional test.
This is true. The Comodo Antivirus has only been in development for a couple of years, but with the multi-layered default-deny Comodo Firewall and Proactive Defense+ HIPS with Automatic Sandboxing, Cloud Based Antivirus Scanning, Cloud Based Behavior Analysis and Cloud Based Application White-listing the Comodo Antivirus sees little or no use at all and scores 100% on the rigerous independantly tested 148 part Matousec Proactive Security Challenge while Norton scores only 40%...



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
The simple fact remains: CIS is a free AV that is more effective at blocking threats before they infect your computer than NIS, which costs about $50
Like he said...

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16 Oct 2010   #16
madtownidiot

 

And that's for the previous version of comodo. The latest version is V5.0.163652, which causes fewer problems during setup, installs faster, scans faster, and runs with less of a system load than v4.0
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16 Oct 2010   #17
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
And that's for the previous version of comodo. The latest version is V5.0.162636, which causes fewer problems during setup, installs faster, scans faster, and runs with less of a system load than v4.0
Yes its just amazing isn't it. I've used several versions of Comodo in v3, v4, and v5 up to the current v5.0.163652.1142 release and as you said it just gets faster, lighter and more user friendly with each successive iteration.

Its very encouraging to know that an independent group of programmers can develop State of the Art computer security software that offers so much better protection than what the multi-billion dollar corporation can come up with and offer it to the world for free!

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16 Oct 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

And probably very embarassing to said multi-billion dollar corporations who are now doing whatever they can to discredit comodo.. including supressing publication of a comparison test that didn't give results they like... instead of trying to improve their own products.
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17 Oct 2010   #19
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
including supressing publication of a comparison test that didn't give results they like
People always assume foul play. Twitter

While Matousec results show the effectiveness of Comodo, they are worthless for products like Norton.
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17 Oct 2010   #20
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
People always assume foul play. Twitter
I was referring to the Comodo vs. NIS comparision test that has already been done by av-test.org. It's no longer available from the site.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
While Matousec results show the effectiveness of Comodo, they are worthless for products like Norton.
Why is that? Last I checked, they both have the same purpose.. stopping viruses and malicious software from infecting a computer.
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