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Test your anti-spyware/malware protection.


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Poll: Test your anti-spyware/malware protection. (92 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Your anti-spyware/malware protection working 100% ?

  1. Yes (76 votes [83.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.52%

  2. No (15 votes [16.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.48%

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#1 marktreg

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:36 AM

I noticed that the 'Test your Anti Virus' thread got a very good response. So I thought it would be interesting to make a similar thread about testing people's anti-spyware/malware protection. Some antivirus programs do not pass all of these tests, so they will give you a good idea if you are protected from some of the latest 'rogue' programs etc.

Spycar has 17 tests that mimic the behaviour of spyware/malware programs. Does your anti-spyware/malware protection pass all of them?

Link: http://www.spycar.org

EDIT: I've just tested MBAM's realtime protection module and it passed all of the tests. :thumbsup:

Edited by marktreg, 23 May 2010 - 11:11 AM.


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:23 AM

avast 5 blocked everything, it also blocked the results & clean up file "Towtruck.exe"

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

Same here Avast! blocked it all! Even towtruck :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 08:55 PM

Just to add, Microsoft Security Essentials snagged everything. I have been very happy with MSE since switching over many months ago.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:21 PM

Same here Avast! blocked it all! Even towtruck :thumbsup:


Ditto for McAfee!!

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 01:42 PM

AVira AntiVir also passed all.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:07 PM

AVG failed a LOT!
Im switching to Avast it blocked everything
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:35 PM

Norton 360 passed all the test

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:18 PM

Webroot got them all also.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 03:45 AM

Comodo seemed to get everything, although on 3 of the tests Windows Defender jumped in first. I tried one of those with Defender switched off and Comodo got it. Maybe Comodo would have got them all except I run it with Defense+ disabled.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:48 PM

I reckon I'm too stupid to get the test to work. There are like 20 links you click. When I clicked one MSSE popped up and said it was a no-no do I want to clean. If I cleaned, then when I clicked the next one I got the same message. If I didn't clean, then supposedly it downloaded the next one. So just for grins, I alternated. Yet at the end of the test when I did the results thing, it said there was no data to get results from so I haven't a clue how I did.

I want that 15 minutes of my life back.

Edited by DeathStalker, 04 June 2010 - 05:48 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:22 PM

I am dubious of malware/spyware/virus tests. The test is a 'known' element. Your security vendor darn well should pass an engineered and known 'test' with flying colors. What I want my malware set up to pass with flying colors is the 'in the wild' malware. The stuff that hasn't been 'engineered as a crash test dummy'

To me these test your malware setups is like giving you a 'Where's Waldo' page and putting a bold outline around him.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 03:48 AM

I completely agree with Animal. Any security program should definitely pass an engineered and known 'test' with flying colors. But that was the reason why I made this thread. Some security programs, like AVG free for instance, do not even pass these engineered and known tests. So what would it do if a horrendous 'rouge' application tried to take over the computer? Not much, I think. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:45 PM

Panda cloud and MBAM Pro passed all tests. Online armor let most through though, maybe it's time to switch back to comodo.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:11 AM

says i do not have permission to the path, i am a administrator




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