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Windows 7: AV Testing

23 Feb 2010   #31
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
I'm not using Avast5 because it has compatibility issues with 64-bit
What issues?

I have been running it ever since the beta on Windows 7 64-bit with no issues whatsoever.


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24 Feb 2010   #32
chubalz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
Just did a test similar to yours using 10 new links.

Norton 2010

- Detected 9
- Missed 1



MSE

- Detected 6
- Missed 4

A-Squared

-Detected 8
-Missed 2

Norton 360

- Detected 7
- Missed 3


AVAST 5

- Detected 5
- Missed 5


AVAST did the worst
About your testing?

Why Norton 360 and Norton 2010 have different result?

Just thinking they have the same Virus database updates right?

I mean their detection is the same?

They only have different additional protection... Correct me if im wrong?
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24 Feb 2010   #33
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

go avast...im using avast for about 3 years w/o having any problems..together with threatfire
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24 Feb 2010   #34
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
I'm not using Avast5 because it has compatibility issues with 64-bit
What issues?

I have been running it ever since the beta on Windows 7 64-bit with no issues whatsoever.
Boot scan does not work in x64
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #35
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chubalz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
Just did a test similar to yours using 10 new links.

Norton 2010

- Detected 9
- Missed 1



MSE

- Detected 6
- Missed 4

A-Squared

-Detected 8
-Missed 2

Norton 360

- Detected 7
- Missed 3


AVAST 5

- Detected 5
- Missed 5


AVAST did the worst
About your testing?

Why Norton 360 and Norton 2010 have different result?

Just thinking they have the same Virus database updates right?

I mean their detection is the same?

They only have different additional protection... Correct me if im wrong?
NIS 2010 has SONAR, the version of 360 I have does not have it. SONAR caught the ones 360 missed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2010   #36
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
NIS 2010 has SONAR, the version of 360 I have does not have it. SONAR caught the ones 360 missed.
a little more detail:

Norton 360v4 has SONAR...
Norton 360v3 doesn't
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24 Feb 2010   #37
GeorgeB

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
NIS 2010 has SONAR, the version of 360 I have does not have it. SONAR caught the ones 360 missed.
a little more detail:

Norton 360v4 has SONAR...
Norton 360v3 doesn't
Version 3
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25 Feb 2010   #38
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
I'm not using Avast5 because it has compatibility issues with 64-bit
What issues?

I have been running it ever since the beta on Windows 7 64-bit with no issues whatsoever.
Boot scan does not work in x64
Well, sure sounded like there was some major issues and you couldn't run it or something based on your post.

The boot scan feature is not in the 64-bit version as stated right in the software. Avast claims they will have it in a future version due out soon. Not really concerned about that. That's why I have layered defense as well as other scanners like Hitman Pro to scan to see if there are any issues for free.
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25 Feb 2010   #39
chubalz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Its really funny.

Avast Free compared to Paid Norton Internet Security

Did you try Avast Internet Security? I mean did you try sandbox?

I do hope norton has sandbox?

100% of your system is safe using sandbox even new malware.

AV's cant detect new malwares it need to update your AV's right?

Sandbox dont need to update. Even latest malware cant harm your system.

If Norton has sandbox then i would agree norton is the safest AV's or Internet Security of all.
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25 Feb 2010   #40
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Why even pay for Avast! Internet Security? Use Avast! Free (or seeing as it gets mentioned so much on these forums, MSE) with Sandboxie.
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