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Windows 7: Avast 5 officially released

19 Jan 2010   #1
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 
Avast 5 officially released

Just downloaded Avast 5 and downloaded the latest definitions. Went about to test and see how good the new version is.

Had a directory with 8 fresh new viri waiting to see the results.

Out of 8 it only detected 2

Removed Avast 5 and installed Kaspersky 2010 with full definitions.

Kaspersky detected 6 out of 8

Will leave Kaspersky on for a while.


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19 Jan 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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19 Jan 2010   #3
Dr NeuTroN

 
 

thank u
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19 Jan 2010   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It would be interesting if you did the same test with MSE.
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19 Jan 2010   #5
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

GeorgeB: do you have a-squared ?
then it would be interesting to see how it performs on the same viruses.
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19 Jan 2010   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Not very scientific of a test with only 8 samples. AV-Comparatives in one test used 23,000 virus files and I think the highest found rate was 13,000. It just depends on which test virus you are using.
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20 Jan 2010   #7
isecasa

Win7,Win Vista
 
 

I have it and notice the following things:

--- there are major updates and various scanning modes
---- the Behaviour shield and the anti-rootkit are not entirely completed
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20 Jan 2010   #8
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
It would be interesting if you did the same test with MSE.

MSE found 5

a-squared and MalwareBytes detected them all.
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20 Jan 2010   #9
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Not very scientific of a test with only 8 samples. AV-Comparatives in one test used 23,000 virus files and I think the highest found rate was 13,000. It just depends on which test virus you are using.
yes, of course it´s not scientific.
i just thought it might be interesting anyway...
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20 Jan 2010   #10
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgeb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
it would be interesting if you did the same test with mse.

mse found 5 :d

a-squared and malwarebytes detected them all.
THANKS GeorgeB !
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