Anti-Virus Protection Getting Worse?
Heuristics in particular seeing detection drops...
The same week Kaspersky anti-virus declared that Windows Explorer was a virus
that needed to be quarantined, an upcoming report by a German computer magazine suggests that anti-virus effectiveness is down. According to analysis of the report by Heise Security
, anti-virus programs are in particular getting worse at identifying and neutralizing new threats:
For real protection, however, in view of the flood of new malware, the way these programs cope with new and completely unfamiliar attacks is more important. And that's where almost all of the products performed significantly worse than just a year ago. The typical recognition rates of their heuristics fell from approximately 40-50 per cent in the last test - at the beginning of 2007 - to a pitiful 20-30 per cent. Only NOD32, with 68 per cent, still delivered a good result, while BitDefender, with 41%, could be called satisfactory.
Only some of that drop is because of more sophisticated attacks, the report states. Programs are also struggling to detect simple variants of existing viruses.
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|reply to jbailo |
Re: Best Virus Protection Overall
Oh for christ's sake, can we have one thread here without someone digging up this tired old joke?
"Install Firefox / Linux / Get A Mac. Problem Solved." is not clever, funny, practical, nor correct.
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|reply to ztmike |
said by ztmike:AVAST Anti-virus: »www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
I'm using AVG free edition
Is there something better out there thats free?
Both have free versions and have better detection then AVG free.