- Sep 8, 2019
So what youre saying, Avira has signatures future malware that hasnt seen the wild yet? according to the labs, they dont update their products for several days before and during the test.I have seen you use this line so many times, but your assumption is very wrong. Most AV enthusiastic members here know that Avira has pretty good signatures. It has always been one of their strong points for many years. So, Avira and TotalAV with a 90% detection rate while offline is not surprising at all. What you may wonder is the age of the malware tested. Maybe they were not fresh enough so Avira, Avast, BD socred 90.3%, 93.4% and 96.8% respectively in the offline test. Also, don't be surprised by TotalAVs higher number than Kaspersky either in the online protection test. AVs that use Avira signatures like TotalAV, F-Secure can also use Avira's cloud and Kaspersky doesn't push a signature update to the device as frequently as the three products mentioned above. Avira release signatures about 8 times a day, BD about 5-6 times and Avast is always downloading all types of signatures, false-positive fixes, etc through its stream updates.
So it's very easy to understand what is what.
The topic of this threat, Microsoft Defender is highly cloud-dependent and you'll probably always see it having a lower offline detection rate than a suspicious greyware AV like TotalAV as long as the latter is using Avira's signature.