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reply to Kobra007
Re: Kobra's Antivirus SHOWDOWN results.
said by Kobra007:Would you be able to identify the samples you used? How were they stored? I probably have most of them LOL...
Kobra's 6-14-04 AV Test.
Testbed consisted of 321 Viruses, Trojans and Worms, all for the Windows32 environment, and all reasonably new samples.
said by Kobra007:Probably the BEST way to have a clean system is to reclone your drive to a state before any AV software is installed.. That's what I do...
All scanners were installed on a clean system, without any traces of other anti-virus softwares - between each test the system and directories were cleaned, and the registry was sweeped.
said by Kobra007:Here We Go Again! LOL...I am going to make a movie called "The Boys from Slovakia..." LOL
The biggest dissapointments for me were Norman and Nod32.
said by Kobra007:Are you talking about Paolo Monti's AH Shell extension or are you talking about the "deep" heuristics that come with regular NOD32..
Even with Advanced-Heuristics enabled, NOD32 failed to pick up a large portion of the samples.
said by Kobra007: Presumedly due to RAV...
Interesting also to note, is the detection level of the US AVK version with KAV+RAV engines was higher than the German version with KAV+BitDefender engines.
said by Kobra007:There are going to be a lot of folks who will begin disagreeing with this statement.. Me? I need to see what the samples were..
Cut through the hype, cut through the marketing schemes, this was a real test, with real samples, and none of these samples were provided to the antivirus software vendors in advance. This is real world, and these are likely badguys you'll encounter, since I got them in my real encounters, and all were aquired on the internet in daily activities which anyone out there might be involved in. (Installing shareware, filesharing, surfing, etc). Keep in mind that with ITW tests the AV vendors have full disclosure of what they will be tested on in advance, not so here, so heuristics and real detection algorithms will play a big part, as well as the depth and scope of their definition database..
But like you said, your test is only confirming what every other test EXCEPT Virus Bulletin is saying... Whoops! LOL
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