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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:13 AM
Of course, everyone is entitled to have their say,Rowal5555.
Now, Now. Play nicely.
I hear what Billermo is saying and he is entitled to say it, but seems to belabour the point a bit.
From my point of view, my Sygate, Avast, SuperAntiSpyware Pro, ThreatFire, and WinPatrol have worked satisfactorily for me for years and I have no wish to change, even though test results may show other programs work better. My point is, experiment, find what works for you, and be happy with it.
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 12:14 AM
Billermo, the reason why many of us in the security community disregard the results of AV tests is because there is no structured test environment and methodology that people conduct these tests in. Therefore, different tests/comparitives will all have different results because they all use different methods. This does not allow for results that can be fully trusted.
This is very useful information. When I find tests, I'll check such details in their methodology. It is possible to also just send an email to that organization and they may reply with answers to those kinds of questions.
Examples of items that may be different from test to test:
- Are the samples lumped into a single directory, though that is not how they would appear in real world examples.
- Are they installed on the computer as the infection normally would be.
- Are all of the Anti-malware programs using the latest version and with the latest definitions? You will be surprised by how many comparisons are not using the latest software.
- Are the computers specifications exactly the same for each anti-malware software test?
Have you tested different AV programs up against one another under serious test conditions?
This type of information is typically found by either testing the software yourself, if your knowledgeable enough
I've never doubted that people here weren't giving their honest opinions, or werer acting as agents for some brand of software. It seems to me that a cool, analytical, detail-oriented approach would be most suited to this topic, which aside from your post, I just haven't seen here. The kinds of replies I've often got here haven't exactly inspired trust, but doubt. But that's a whole other topic, one I have no interest in getting to the bottom of. I trust good evidence, basically.
or trusting what your peers have to say. On our forums we are completely unbiased and only offer programs that we trust. Therefore if multiple people who are knowledgeable in security mention a particular program, it is because we believe in it, not because we are promoting it.
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