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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:22 PM

While I was browsing through COMODO forums, I noticed this post: http://forums.comodo.com/melihs-corner-ceo-talkdiscussionsblog/avcomparativesorg-bullying-censorship-and-financial-dealscontinued-t78934.0.html
 
Is this true or is COMODO just trying to make AV Comparatives look bad? I mainly use AV Comparatives for info on anti-viruses so this is quite disturbing for me.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:42 AM

Please read http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/#entry2316629 and take note of this ..........
There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus.

Now read http://www.sans.org/reading_room/whitepapers/commerical/choosing-anti-virus-software_784

 

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NOTE - I have never paid for any Antivirus or Firewall program, but we still see people in the Malware Removal area with Paid Norton, or even Kaspersky programs........... Can you read anything from that ??



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:29 PM

Hi,

And I have yet to find a single security product that will protect me from 100% of the thousands of threats released daily 100% of the time. I would recommend the one sctive scanner security program of the user's choice and at least one and maybe two on demand scanners that can be run as compliments. I find the combination appears to be useful.


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:38 PM

Hi -

You should always look for Layers in your protection, as no single program is, and will ever be, 100% perfect.

One active Antivirus, and one active Antimalware, along with a few minor extras to be secure -

 

Read the postings from quietman7 for some good idea -

 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:26 AM

Is this true or is COMODO just trying to make AV Comparatives look bad? I mainly use AV Comparatives for info on anti-viruses so this is quite disturbing for me.

These kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. 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. Read Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sites
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:29 AM

 

Is this true or is COMODO just trying to make AV Comparatives look bad? I mainly use AV Comparatives for info on anti-viruses so this is quite disturbing for me.

These kinds of comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors to include but not limited to who conducted the testing, what they were testing for (type of threats, attack vectors, exploits), what versions of anti-virus software was tested, what type of scanning engine was used, and the ability to clean or repair. 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. Read Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sites

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

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