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Arequire

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Do you have any idea about the reason behind that decision ?? :unsure::unsure:
i know that gave up AV Test but trusted in AV comparative
Explained here:
 

DDE_Server

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I agree with you. I forgot to mention that there is also such a moment as the replacement of legal programs with malicious ones by breaking into the servers of the company distributing this legal software. Remember the story with CCleaner? This was not a targeted attack on any specific users, and the calculation was made on a massive attack, since CCleaner is a very popular program and installed on the computers of many users. And here only proactive protection of the antivirus could save, which would notice suspicious actions on the part of CCleaner. I remember when this story was not even made public, and even when the developers themselves were not aware that they had been hacked (they didn’t notice it right away), one tester on YouTube posted a review about ESET Smart Security, and I I noticed that ESET signaled some kind of problem with CCleaner, it was there that the SysInspector component wrote something about the problem. The tester did not pay attention to it at all, they say a false positive. And after 4 days, information about what happened has already been made public.
Actually CCleaner Malicious Update was entirely targetted at a specific company, it wouldn't do anything troublesome on a Home User PC (in fact it wouldn't work if detected it wasn't running on their target machines).

Not to mention it was limited to x86, and was due to an oversight from the company. No one is going to waste that type of malware and opportunity in Home Users.
This test was already discussed here in the forum about 1 year ago or even more... Kaspersky fails most of the tests because the size of the files are bigger than 1MB, once You download manually and scan it detects all:


Update: in the past there was an option to tweak that size, I can't remember now if still in KES :unsure: :unsure:
At that point it stops being a Firewall test, as the files are detected by other modules, so as a Firewall it failed the test entirely.
 

zzz00m

Level 5
Exactly. It seems they are very stubborn. Stubborn at the wrong things. They always had one of the best signatures in the industry along with heuristics and with cloud protection they are doing a great job detecting zero day malwares too. But they must change the UI of their product. They changed a bit couple of years ago but still bad compared to other popular products. Also it comes with Avira launcher or something, it's only job is to open the UI probably. If you uninstall Avira, the launcher would still remain on your PC. It needs a separate uninstall as far as I remember. So, it's a mess. They must stop fangirling Star Wars and do a UI overhaul.
I agree that there are a few annoyances with Avira, but Avira Pro has been my go-to for several years now. I really don't care about their UI because I rarely need to look at it. It just runs in the background and quietly does its thing!

Avira is consistently in the top tier of AV protection, and with no noticeable performance impact on my system!