AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Test February-May 2022

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flaubert1971

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Oct 14, 2019
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No wonder the 100% obtained by some brands because with the fact that they do not distinguish between real malware and false positives, they block everything that comes within their reach, for example Trend Micro.

I find the final ranking of AV Comparatives reliable. The only strong enough doubt I have is the one about WD's zero false positives: in my experience, WD set to default falls on a non-trailing number of false positives.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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AV-C's real-world and malware protection tests don't include script malware.
For that they have the Advanced Threat Protection Test (last one was november):
 

SeriousHoax

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Yeah, Panda's test always confuses me, the rest is fine. A friend tested Panda like a week ago and to his surprise in his tests, Panda blocked all fileless malware he threw at it but missed quite a few EXE samples including a couple of RATs.
Panda is weird and not recommended for anyone.
 

Anthony Qian

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Yes, but eset is rated A ** because it loses more malware than the winners A***
If you look at the recent AV-C and AV-T tests, ESET indeed missed more threats than Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Avast... One possible reason is that it excessively focuses on zero false positives. Also, I noticed that many vendors like McAfee, Symantec, and Kaspersky automatically grab/collect samples from VirusTotal, and then analyze these samples in their sandboxes. I don't know if ESET does the same.
 
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SeriousHoax

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If you look at the recent AV-C and AV-T tests, ESET indeed missed more threats than Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Avast... One possible reason is that it excessively focuses on zero false positives. Also, I noticed that many vendors like McAfee, Symantec, and Kaspersky automatically grab/collect samples from VirusTotal, and analyze these samples in their sandboxes. I don't know if ESET does the same.
If I remember correctly, itman from ESET forum told me the same. ESET doesn't seem to do it.