- Sep 8, 2019
And neither does AV testing sites, as they are the same, just throw thousands of sample at an product and call it an "test", so why dont we stop believing in their tests? they are no different afterall.As an example of the problem, we can take the perfect results of the test from the PC Security Channel:
The tested product was Defender on MAX settings (all ASR rules enabled). The test was performed on 1764 EXE samples and all samples were blocked. Many people think that such tests can reflect real AV protection. But in fact, the differences between popular AVs in the detection of EXE files are very small and this test skipped the most important security layers (web protection, email protection) and totally skipped scripting malware. So, after watching this video one still does not have an idea about real Defender protection in the wild.
That is why I do not take into account the YouTube tests when discussing the AV testing. Such tests are only a demonstration of the AV capabilities.