AV-Comparatives AV-Comparatives Malware Protection Test: MAR 2024

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CyberDevil

Level 7
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Well-known
Apr 4, 2021
305
Interesting observations:

- Trend Micro has recognized that attempting to detect everything can be counterproductive and has attempted to revise its protection strategy. There aren't a million false positives anymore. However, its effectiveness was previously reliant on everything detection =)

- Avira appears to be engaged in extensive signature exchange with Avast, leading to speculation that they may eventually merge into a single engine. I await further developments on this front.

- G Data continues to perform exceptionally in offline detection, leveraging Bitdefender's robust engine alongside its own comprehensive technology.

- F-Secure has demonstrated impressive protection level, leveraging a vast database comprising Avast and Avira signatures, coupled with one of the most advanced behavioral analyzers developed in-house.

- TotalAV's surprising second-place ranking is noteworthy, given its reliance solely on Avira technology without cloud support or proprietary technologies. Its efficiency in protection, driven by the Avast + Avira engine, underscores this engine clear effectiveness.

- Total Defense, built upon Bitdefender technology, has unexpectedly outperformed its parent company. Its success raises questions about its proprietary technologies. Has anyone conducted tests on Total Defense on MalwareTips? oO

- Kaspersky and Bitdefender are facing challenges from the formidable alliance of Norton, Avast, and Avira. However, Bitdefender stands out against this background by the fact that it is completely independent of the network in the stability of protection. Nevertheless, it is noteworthy that even in 2024, Bitdefender lacks cloud technologys, judging by the same level of online and offline protection.
 

Trident

Level 29
Verified
Top Poster
Well-known
Feb 7, 2023
1,810
- Total Defense, built upon Bitdefender technology, has unexpectedly outperformed its parent company. Its success raises questions about its proprietary technologies. Has anyone conducted tests on Total Defense on MalwareTips? oO
On their website, there is nothing mentioned about proprietary technology, as well as their release notes haven’t been updated since 2021.
The only reason I can think of, is running Bitdefender SDK with more aggressive setup implemented.

Trend Micro has recognized that attempting to detect everything can be counterproductive and has attempted to revise its protection strategy. There aren't a million false positives anymore. However, its effectiveness was previously reliant on everything detection =)
Trend Micro has always been very bad at the malware protection test. Trend Micro is very quick to discard non-working malware (with dead C&Cs or not prevalent) from their database. It also relies too much on real time behaviour and memory analysis so once malware is not active anymore, it may not be detected.
 
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ForgottenSeer 107474

Nobody will buy already compiled zero-days because the data will be exfiltrated to someone else. They would need the appropriate toolkits so they can configure the malware with their own infrastructure…. 🤷🏻‍♂️
1. I did not post about selling samples! :)
2. How did you manage to compile and assemble my zero days? :cautious:
 
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ForgottenSeer 109138

Nobody will buy already compiled zero-days because the data will be exfiltrated to someone else. They would need the appropriate toolkits so they can configure the malware with their own infrastructure…. 🤷🏻‍♂️
You better stop that before you start making sense lol.
 
  • HaHa
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SumTingWong

Level 28
Verified
Top Poster
Well-known
Apr 2, 2018
1,751
F-Secure has demonstrated impressive protection level, leveraging a vast database comprising Avast and Avira signatures, coupled with one of the most advanced behavioral analyzers developed in-house.
F-Secure uses Avast signatures?!
 

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