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Discussion in 'Other Security Related Discussions' started by jamescv7, May 1, 2012.

  1. jamescv7

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    Umbra Polaris Security Configuration Expert MalwareTips Staff

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    I thought MBAM & CIS will do better.
     
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    I am sure looking at the screenshot the test was done with version 6 and NOT with version 7.

    I dont trust what they say...avira is better than AVG so far and avast is better than any free AV.:D

    avira has done better than avg in the real world test of AV-comparatives...WTF are they talking about??
     
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    Umbra Polaris Security Configuration Expert MalwareTips Staff

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    Malwarekiller, remember that each test labs has its own methodology and their own malwares samples, so unless a common procedure is created with common samples, every test will show different or even opposite results.

    So just take those tests as informations.
     
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    Jack Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Didn't expect to see such good results from AVG and PC Tools has managed to get 100% in the signature based scan....
    [attachment=1186]

    Not a very good review for Comodo Internet Security, wonder what settings they have used ..

    Also including Ad-Aware 10 in this list..is purely a marketing technique......Hopefully they've got some money for doing that.. ;)
     

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    Yeah, it's a bit confusing, because it you look at the real-world malware fully blocked and real-world malware partially blocked columns, the total equals 100%. That sounds like it blocked everything.

    What exactly do they mean by 'partially blocked'?
     
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    Anyone else think the font looks similar to the one used by AVG?

    I didn't even now there was a PC Tool AV Free, well I did, but I didn't know it allowed removal.
     
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    You always think that AVG is going be the top one. Mind you Avast has been doing quite well in it's free version and how they have been updating it.
     
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    Is it possible to download AVG Free Version directly from AVG website...? I found it available from CNET but couldn't find link on AVG's Website...
     
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    Not the Free version, but have you tried a download from FileHippo?

    http://filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/
     
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    Thanks for help... I prefer to download via FileHippo vs CNET...
     

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