Anti-Virus Test Results

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Enyo, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    A new test by Virus.Gr has been published. The results are below. For a detailed explanation see the website.

    1. Kaspersky Personal Pro version 4.5.0.58 - 99.09%
    2. F-Secure 2004 version 4.71.5 - 98.77%
    3. Extendia AVK Pro version 11.0.4 - 98.68%
    4. AVK version 14.0.7 - 98.50%
    5. Kaspersky Personal version 5.0.149 - 97.88%
    6. eScan 2003 Virus Control version 2.6.484.8 - 96.75%
    7. McAfee version 8.0.41 - 93.59%
    8. Norton version 2004 Professional - 93.38%
    9. RAV version 8.6.105 - 93.14%
    10. F-Prot version 3.15 - 91.85%
    11. Command version 4.90 - 91.41%
    12. Panda Titanium version 3.02.00 - 91.38%
    13. Norton Corporate version 9.0.0.338 - 90.29%
    14. Panda Platinum version 7.05.04 - 89.97%
    15. MKS_VIR 2004 version 2.0 - 89.45%
    16. Virus Chaser version 5.0 - 89.07%
    17. BitDefender version 7.2 - 88.52%
    18. BullGuard version 4.5 - 87.26%
    19. Dr. Web version 4.31b - 85.35%
    20. PC-Cillin 2004 version 11.00.1253 - 84.80%
    21. Nod32 version 1.840 - 82.68%
    22. Sophos Sweep version 3.84 - 81.31%
    23. Avast version 4.1.418 - 80.55%
    24. AntiVir version 6.27.00.01 - 79.57%
    25. Vexira version 2.14.00.01 - 79.50%
    26. AVG version 7.0.262 - 72.50%
    27. Norman version 5.70.14 - 67.72%
    28. UNA version 1.83 - 62.85%
    29. Solo 2.5 version 2.6.3 - 61.08%
    30. ZoneAlarm with VET Antivirus version 5.0.590.015 - 60.82%
    31. Fire version 2.7 - 60.52%
    32. E-Trust version 6.2.0.28 - 58.48%
    33. V-Buster Pro - 57.61%
    34. Protector Plus version 7.2.F04 - 51.28%
    35. VirScan Plus version 14.091 - 48.36%
    36. ClamWin version 0.35 - 48.08%
    37. ViRobot Expert version 4.0 - 45.68%
    38. MR2S version 1.47 - 44.36%
    39. V3Pro 2002 Deluxe version SP2 - 42.33%
    40. RHBVS version 4.13.656 - 41.99%
    41. Digital Patrol version 5.00.08 - 38.52%
    42. Quick Heal version 7.01 - 30.13%
    43. Wave version 2.0 - 22.07%
    44. TDS version 3.2.0 - 16.67%
    45. PestPatrol version 4.4.3.24 - 15.34%
    46. A Squared 2 - 15.05%
    47. AntiTrojan Shield version 1.4.0.9 - 11.82%
    48. PC Door Guard version 3.0.0.14- 11.77%
    49. Trojan Hunter version 3.9.807 - 6.76%
    50. The Cleaner version 4.1.42.52 - 6.34%
    51. Trojan Remover version 6.2.8 - 5.62%
    52. Tauscan version 1.6.1024 - 4.82%
    53. Hacker Eliminator version 1.2 - 3.38%
    54. IP Armor version 5.46.0703 - 2.87%
    55. Anti-Hacker & Trojan Expert 2003 version 1.6 - 0%
     
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  2. NetRyder

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    So KAV still seems to be taking the lead. [​IMG]
    McAfee's results are rather surprising. I didn't think it had such a high detection rate.
     
  3. King Ratt

    King Ratt OSNN Junior Addict

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    That's a pretty small list. Doesn't help me any: SAV CE
     
  4. Enyo

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    SAV uses a simular engine and DATs as NAV which was tested. You would get pretty much the same results.
     
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    nice info :D
     
  6. King Ratt

    King Ratt OSNN Junior Addict

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    Are they using default settings? And are heuristics on maximum?

    I wonder...
     
  7. Enyo

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    They use the best possible settings.
     
  8. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    I stick with Kaspersky, 4 years now, and happy with it :)
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    no AVG...:(
     
  10. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I wouldn't trust any test that has McAfee as the best AV.
     
  11. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Yeah I agree there alright! Although I am still using kav pro 4.5.0.94 tried the 5x versions and save an early beta i was using i have found them to slow my system down alot more than my old pro 4.5
     
  12. LeeJend

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    I sure don't know why everyone slams Mcafee. I've been using it for 10 years and it's never let a virus through. It's the corporation standard at work (>50,000 desktops) and they could have selected anything that's available.
     
  13. Enyo

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    Actually most tests put McAfee in the top 5, it does have a impressive detection rate.

    I believe that to be it's only good quality, sorry LeeJend but the fact that the AV is in use in a large corporate environment means nothing, they may have just picked the cheapest solution for the environment :) It's not a bad product but I personally wouldn't call it a good one either.
     
  14. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I know they do, yet I consistently work on PC's that have McAfee installed and are seriouly infected. I see the same with NAV lately as well. I was a big fan of theirs for years, and have ran NAV for a long time, and since switched to AVG, couldn't be happier.

    The problem really is that the distinction between spyware and trojans/virus/worms is becoming quite blurred. NAV, non corporate, or whatever the one is without extra detection, doesn't detect alot of these, but AVG does. So the detection rate is not affected, depending on the test criteria ;)
     
  15. Xie

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    hehe .. I think every school computer (HS -> Uni) all used McAfee and never put a floppy in any of them cuz they all had viruses up the ****. :p
     
  16. Android412

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    I used McAfee for about a year, started to have a problem with my machine, used Nortons free online scanner. It found it first try, switched, haven't had a prob in 3 yrs. And it's stopped a lot while dl'ing off of kazaa/Imesh.

    Kaspersky has me interested, because of it's size and accuracy.
     
  17. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Every box of McCrappy shold have a free $20.00 inside. But only if it cost $10.00.

    I like Norton, never used Kaspersky. I also like AVG, cause it's small and accurate, but Norton gives real time scanning. Can't beat that while surfing for umm, yeah that too.
     
  18. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    AVG does realtime scanning, but only on execution, you can download a virus, but it will be alerted on execution. This is much more efficient, and a common reason for the noticeable slowdown when using NAV, it is constantly scanning everything, not really necessary IMHO, and from some of what I've seen get though, not always effective.

    I think the bottom line is, no matter the AV program you use, keep everything updated, make sure they are setup right, use heuristics, etc. otherwise they are useless.
     
  19. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yeah i used to use NAV, and it was good, but avg is as good, without the resource use/cost
     
  20. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    that percent for mcaffe, is probably finding the virus after its infected the pc, lol, mcaffee is sooo bad, never catches viruses i don tknow how it got that!