Online AV Test Results
Ok, well, most of us here are often asking about new updated AV polls here on DSLreports/Security which are very outdated, so I stumbled onto this website here for some guidance.
Its pretty good, and trustworthy source of guidance on picking out the best AV for both Home/Corporate users. And includes AV results for Android as well.
Now, question is, would the VB100 would be more accurate on these findings?
Kansas City, MO
I think av-test.org misses many products, because you have to pay them to be in the test.
jaykaykay4 Ever YoungPremium,MVM
Pay or not, they are still far more up to date than DSLR.
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Yes, this is one of the three most respected test sites. The other two are Virus Bulletin (the original, first respected tester organization) and AV-Comparatives.
I think folks should use all three when making decisions about worthy AV products.
AV-Comparatives did not test Symantec last year and will not be testing them this year either. Symantec, last year, demanded to NOT take part in the ONE MOST IMPORTANT TEST OF ALL...a BASIC test...File Detection. AV-Comparatives told Symantec that they could not pick and choose which BASIC tests they wanted to participate in. If they wanted to be tested then they had to, like ALL vendors tested, agree to be tested on all basic tests.
AV-Comparatives has their latest IT Security Survey out. I participate in the survey each year. This year's results are particularly interesting I think. You can see what the survey participants think in regards to worthy AV test organizations, which magazines-reviewers are reliable and trustworthy, what is thought of vendor sponsored tests, etc.
I hope the vendors pay attention to the survey as it clearly shows that IT-Professionals, expert users, etc. value most of all file detection rate which is a test (the original, basic test) that is NOT dependent on the cloud and secondly good malware removal, with heuristic detection (OFFLINE) in third place. Knowledgeable users do NOT want cloud based protection except as a minor COMPLEMENT to detection based on signatures and heuristics. This poses an interesting conundrum for the vendors.
This year AV-Comparatives has decided to not limit the participants to 20 vendors but has added two more places which many will be happy to see occupied by Emisisoft and Kingsoft as requested by users last year.
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Smokey Bearveritas odium paritPremium
said by Mele20:Some vendors will not like this at all.
I hope the vendors pay attention to the survey as it clearly shows that IT-Professionals, expert users, etc. value most of all file detection rate which is a test (the original, basic test) that is NOT dependent on the cloud
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