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#1 mcgeek


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:47 AM


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Great comparisons and unbiased reviews of security products ! B)

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:19 AM

These kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include who conducted the testing, what were they testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was being tested, what scanning engine was used, etc. There are no universally predefined set of standards or criteria for testing which means each test will yield different results. As such, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results.
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:38 AM

The test information specifically addresses one concern in that, due to the increasing dependence on cloud-based technology, the loss of an internet connection compromises the AV's performance. It is an uneasy balancing act between large signature definitions taking up space in the hard drive, and the ability to detect and repair without the internet. I'm not satisfied that the developers have come up with an optimal solution as yet.

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