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Windows 7: AV Testing

21 Feb 2010   #21
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChroNiC187 View Post
Honestly... basing your stats out of just 15 links is not a fair rating system at all
Why not?

All AV's got the same shot. The same links in the same round of tests. 15 links or 100 links, they got the same links.

These are 15 random links that anyone could come across while surfing the Internet with their choice of protection.

No AV in the test got an unfair advantage. They were all loaded with the default settings and all were allowed to update to the latest signatures.

The test is what the test is.


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21 Feb 2010   #22
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

So whose test should we trust? You, GeorgeB and I all got different results.
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21 Feb 2010   #23
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
So whose test should we trust? You, GeorgeB and I all got different results.
His, because Avast won.
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21 Feb 2010   #24
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
So whose test should we trust? You, GeorgeB and I all got different results.
Well, I suppose all you can do is take all the tests with a grain of salt. Trust yourself? Dunno...Avast stopped all 30 links and did so very fast and efficiently for me. Now, with that being said, that doesn't mean Avast can stop everything and I certainly never said it could. It simply stopped the 30 random links that I had.

Personally, if you look at my setup in my signature, I don't leave it to one single program for protection. I think everyone should have a layered approach to malware protection. I feel pretty confident that what Avast doesn't stop, Malwarebytes Pro will.
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21 Feb 2010   #25
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

If you look at the AV-tests done in Dec 2009 you will see that not one product ever scored 100 %. Here is the link to the results.

AV-Test.Org Releases Real-World Malware Protection Report - Security Watch

These tests were done on new malware and the top performer still did
not detect 100%.

In both your tests, you detect 100%, there is something wrong with your testing
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21 Feb 2010   #26
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
So whose test should we trust? You, GeorgeB and I all got different results.
His, because Avast won.
C'mon now...My postings are more than fair. Let's not be silly here. This is simply for discussion purposes.
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21 Feb 2010   #27
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
In both your tests, you detect 100%, there is something wrong with your testing
I've explained my testing. Obviously AV Comparatives uses more than 15 or 30 links/pieces of malware I would imagine.

Kaspersky also stopped all 15 links on the second round of testing. So it's not just Avast.
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21 Feb 2010   #28
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Of course avast is pretty good. Im using it!
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21 Feb 2010   #29
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Avast in action:

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23 Feb 2010   #30
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

I'm not using Avast5 because it has compatibility issues with 64-bit
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