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lurkswithin 05-01-2008 11:57 PM

Only 5 out of 37 pass 100% anti virus test
 
I got this from this months "Windows Secrets" a tech news report. This is the best and newest anti-virus test and results .
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Five antivirus programs ace the PC-defense test

By Mark Joseph Edwards

Avira Antivir and four commercial programs come out on top in tests of 37 antivirus packages.

The big surprise: only one widely known brand made the list of the best protectors.


Putting antivirus solutions to the test

In my Apr. 14 column, I wrote about the best and worst firewalls. Afterward, I received a few e-mails asking which is the best antivirus program, a subject of more-than-moderate debate among computer users.

A number of groups routinely test antivirus software to gauge how well the programs protect PCs from infection. While their respective results vary only slightly over time, some programs repeat regularly as top contenders in terms of their ability to detect viruses.

One source I rely on for antivirus test results is the Virus Bulletin, a paid publication specializing in malware technology and trends. The publication is worth every penny of its $175-per-year price. After all, it'll probably cost you far more than $175 if one of your vital systems is destroyed by malware.

Virus Bulletin's April 2008 edition tested 37 antivirus solutions. The tests were run on Windows Vista PCs and included a list of viruses known to be circulating in the wilds of the Internet as of January 2008: worms, bots, polymorphic viruses, file infector viruses, and even legacy virus strains.

Five products notched perfect 100% detection rates (prices include one year of virus-signature updates): Avira Antivir Personal (free for noncommercial use), ESET NOD32 ($40), Fortinet FortiClient ($28), Frisk FPROT Antivirus ($29 for up to five PCs), and Symantec Norton Antivirus ($40).

Several other antivirus programs achieved near-perfect scores of 98% or 99%, including some of the usual suspects:

• McAfee Antivirus Enterprise
• Microsoft's Forefront Security Client and Windows Live OneCare
• Webroot Spysweeper
• Bitdefender Antivirus 2008
• CA eTrust Antivirus and CA Internet Security
• Check Point ZoneAlarm
• Kaspersky Antivirus
• MWTI eScan Internet Security
• Redstone Redprotect
• Sophos Anti-virus
• Bullguard

The detection ability of antivirus software is directly related to two factors: signature-update turnaround time and heuristic detection. New viruses appear regularly, and whenever a new strain hits the Internet, any number of variants are sure to follow.

The sheer volume of viruses puts a tremendous burden on antivirus companies as they strive to keep their signature databases as current as possible, as quickly as possible. The vendors also rely on heuristics to detect viruses based on the miscreants' characteristics rather than by adding the specific signatures of the new viruses to the products' databases.

If you want the absolute best antivirus protection available, choose one of the top five virus fighters listed above.

Wombat 05-02-2008 12:20 AM

I will stay with Nod32, it works very well at safeguarding my two x64 computers...

lurkswithin 05-02-2008 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Wombat (Post 10759)
I will stay with Nod32, it works very well at safeguarding my two x64 computers...

LOL, you should mate, it was one of the 5 that made it to the top! No reason to change the winners!

venky 05-02-2008 03:46 AM

Only 5 out of 37 pass 100% anti virus test
 
Is this test for XP or Vista?

Wombat 05-02-2008 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by venky (Post 10767)
Is this test for XP or Vista?

Yes mate... :tongue:

venky 05-02-2008 06:11 AM

VB100 Full report Vista.....
 
VB100 Full report Vista.....
Detection rates
on demand (OD) and on access (OA)
WildList viruses Worms & bots File infector viruses Polymorphic viruses Legacy samples Clean sets

AEC Trustport Antivirus 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 86.39% 86.39% 97.62% 97.62%
Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro 99.99% 99.99% 100.00% 100.00% 99.21% 99.21% 79.29% 79.29% 99.98% 99.98% 2
Ahnlab V3 100.00% 99.90% 99.76% 99.76% 99.21% 99.21% 88.06% 88.06% 96.77% 96.77%
Alwil avast! 99.83% 99.83% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 86.20% 86.20% 97.02% 97.02% 1
AVG 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 98.43% 98.43% 73.89% 73.89% 97.63% 97.63%
Avira AntiVir 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 84.68%
BitDefender AntiVirus 2008 99.996% 99.996% 100.00% 100.00% 98.95% 98.95% 100.00% 100.00% 99.59% 99.59%
Bullguard 99.996% 99.996% 100.00% 100.00% 98.95% 98.95% 100.00% 100.00% 99.59% 99.59%
CA eTrust Antivirus 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.84% 99.84% 99.70% 99.70% 99.10% 99.10%
CA Internet Security 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.84% 99.84% 99.70% 99.70% 99.10% 99.10%
Check Point Zone Alarm 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88% 99.88% 100.00% 100.00%
Doctor Web Dr.Web 95.21% 95.21% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Fortinet FortiClient 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Frisk F-PROT Antivirus 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
F-Secure Client Security 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88% 99.88% 100.00% 100.00% 2
G DATA AntiVirus 2008 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88% 99.88% 100.00% 100.00%
Hauri ViRobot 99.50% 99.50% 98.42% 98.42% 94.49% 94.49% 94.96% 94.96% 65.00% 65.00%
Ikarus Virus Utilities 99.84% 99.84% 99.80% 99.80% 95.67% 95.67% 72.85% 72.85% 71.30% 71.30% 6
K7 Total Security 99.93% 99.93% 99.53% 99.53% 97.32% 97.32% 59.45% 59.45% 77.91% 77.91% 2 2
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88% 99.88% 100.00% 100.00%
Kingsoft Internet Security 2008 100.00% 100.00% 35.00% 35.00% 75.00% 75.00% 48.00% 48.00% 56.00% 56.00%
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 99.998% 99.998% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Microsoft Forefront Client Security 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 95.00% 95.00% 99.99% 99.99%
Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 95.00% 95.00% 99.99% 99.99%
MWTI eScan Internet Security 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88% 99.88% 100.00% 100.00%
Norman Virus Control 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.05% 98.43% 73.77% 70.23% 98.95% 98.95% 1
PC Tools AntiVirus 99.99% 99.99% 100.00% 100.00% 99.21% 99.21% 79.29% 79.29% 99.98% 99.98% 2
Quick Heal Anti-Virus Lite 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 98.43% 98.03% 83.86% 83.86% 96.40% 96.40% 2
Redstone Redprotect 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88% 99.88% 100.00% 100.00%
Rising Antivirus 99.97% 99.97% 99.73% 99.73% 93.70% 93.70% 44.63% 44.63% 56.40% 56.40% 1
Security Coverage PC Live 84.35% 76.00% 56.00% 53.00% 97.20% 93.51% 54.00% 49.00% 47.00% 43.00% 1
Sophos Anti-Virus 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.80% 99.80%
Symantec Norton AntiVirus 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Trend Micro Internet Security 99.99% 99.99% 100.00% 100.00% 99.21% 99.21% 80.41% 80.41% 98.85% 98.04% 2
VirusBuster Professional 99.99% 99.99% 100.00% 100.00% 99.21% 99.21% 79.29% 79.29% 99.98% 99.98% 2
Webroot Spy Sweeper with Antivirus 99.997% 99.997% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.98% 99.98%


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