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#1 yano

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 01:47 AM

Check out what I found about Anti-Virus Programs:

Avast version 4.6.623[/u] - 79.65%

22. Dr. Web version 4.32b - 78.71%

23. Sophos Sweep version 3.91 - 73.79%

24. UNA version 1.83 - 73.49%

25. BullGuard version 4.5 - 70.24%

26. Norman version 5.80.05 - 65.32%

27. Ikarus version 5.16 - 60.97%

28. AVG version 7.0.308 - 54.07%

29. E-Trust version 7.0.5.3 - 52.35%

30. ZoneAlarm with VET Antivirus version 5.5.062.011 - 52.32%

31. Vexira 2005 version 5.0.56 - 51.74%

32. VirusBuster 2005 version 5.0.147 - 51.51%

33. Solo 3.0 version 2.7.1 - 49.16%

34. Fire version 2.7 - 48.86%

35. ClamWin version 0.83 - 48.44%

36. Digital Patrol version 5.00.08 - 48.10%

37. V-Buster Pro - 46.33%

38. Protector Plus version 7.2.G01 - 45.81%

39. V3Pro 2004 - 38.87%

40. Ewido version 3.0 - 38.67%

41. ViRobot Expert version 4.0 - 38.10%

42. Quick Heal version 7.03 - 37.75%

43. VirScan Plus version 14.703 - 36.20%

44. MR2S version 2.0.104 - 35.05%

45. RHBVS version 4.60.821 - 32.96%

46. A Squared 2 version 1.6 - 25.37%

47. VirIT version 5.2.10 - 22.83%

48. TDS version 3.2.0 - 21.09%

49. Wave version 2.0 - 16.49%

50. AntiTrojan Shield version 1.4.0.15 - 11.91%

51. PC Door Guard version 3.0.0.15- 11.91%

52. Trojan Hunter version 4.2.908 - 10.19%

53. Tauscan version 1.70.1414 - 6.99%

54. Trojan Remover version 6.3.6 - 6.67%

55. The Cleaner version 4.1.42.52 - 6.28%

56. IP Armor version 5.46.0703 - 2.77%

57. Hacker Eliminator version 1.2 - 2.67%

58. Anti-Hacker & Trojan Expert 2003 version 1.6 - 0%


Edited by yanowhiz, 15 August 2005 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2005 - 03:38 PM

Except there are a few programs on there that aren't antiviruses.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:23 PM

Does the list show the % of the AV software market they have, or the % of a set number of viruses they caught in a test?
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:09 AM

The percents showed the number of viruses in their database that each AV caught. However, different databases and different methodologies produce different answers.
I notice that even the individual rankings from this one source will change over time.

For information on usage of various AV applications:

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,741...flat~viewpoll=1

Another way to look at AV applications is whether they meet certification by independent auditing groups:

https://www.icsalabs.com/icsa/product.php?t...36;gdhkkjk-kkkk

I have given the above as examples only; there is a wealth of this kind of information on the Web.

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Edited by jgweed, 19 August 2005 - 12:10 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 01:27 AM

I'm surprised that Norton is higher than McAfee. I run many computers for personal and business use, with different virus scanners. F-secure and McAfee up performs Norton every time! I do agree with the changing rankings according to the dat file installed. You can only have one virus scanner but you should have several malware tools on your machine. Also, if you still have problems with you virus tool finding something, you can go to any of the virus companies for a free online scan.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 08:50 AM

That is in no way a scientific study.. I wish people would quit considering that as gospel truth. Especially, as was noted, some of the products tested were not even Anti- Virus software.. makes me wonder how many Adware or Spyware samples were in the database, whoich of course, you wouldn't expect an AV to pick up anyway.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 07:53 PM

Yet another group that I have followed for a while is AV-comparatives.org. They don't test every AV on the market, but the leaders in the field. It's interesting to watch the changes in detection performance over the months and years. I'll add the link to AV-Comparatives below.

AV-Comparatives.org

To see the comparatives, click on the link in the left hand column. You can download the list as a .pdf, if you wish.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:09 PM

Thanks for the new link! I do agree that it is in no way a perfect study, but still uesful information. The definition files of any detection tool is where the "punch" comes from. I am always amazed at the computers I come across that have all the right software installed, but 10-15 day old definition files, with auto update turned off. :thumbsup:




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