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You should take all video reviews with a grain of salt, even the "professional" testing companies... No security product is going to detect all malware, there will always be a sample out there capable of bypassing the protection mechanisms that the software will provide.

The best protection you can ever have is yourself; if you apply good decisions and are careful then you will stay safe. ;)
 

motox781

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I wonder how many 'passes' he comes across and doesn't post. I'm sure overall, he had many 'passed' test, but unfortunately we are only seeing the minority.

Idk. He could post both passes and fails. Props to him for the work involved though. Thanks for the post.
 
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Rodney74

I wonder how many 'passes' he comes across and doesn't post. I'm sure overall, he had many 'passed' test, but unfortunately we are only seeing the minority.

Idk. He could post both passes and fails. Props to him for the work involved though. Thanks for the post.


Well just go to his channel without the search and many pass the test, including "NORTON".
 
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So I look at several YouTube testing channels...

But noticed this guy is nice enough to put failed next to the AV that he is testing.

So I searched his channel to see how many failed, and this is what came up in the search results..WOW!

GizVN
In the videos, pay attention to which version of each soft is being tested.

For example, 2016 Kaspersky does not stop Cerber, but 2017 does.

Ransomware has been in the wild for years, but only with the more recent versions have security soft vendors implemented effective behavioral detections.

Once ransomware malc0ders develop new techniques, these softs will once again not be able to stop the ransomware, and the vendors will have to play their never-ending game of "Catch-up."
 
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What do you have against norton? It's a great product and have good results in our malware hub too!
Norton is alright but there are in my opinion better companies & AVs to choose from - I would pick Avast, Kaspersky,Bitdefender & Emsisoft over Norton. I feel as though their GUI should be updated a bit - it feels a bit clunky but that's just me :)

In protection & performance yes Norton is pretty good. I have reviewed the program but I haven't edited the video - I may have to re-record it too since I did that test over a month ago....
 

tim one

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Norton is alright but there are in my opinion better companies & AVs to choose from - I would pick Avast, Kaspersky,Bitdefender & Emsisoft over Norton. I feel as though their GUI should be updated a bit - it feels a bit clunky but that's just me :)

In protection & performance yes Norton is pretty good. I have reviewed the program but I haven't edited the video - I may have to re-record it too since I did that test over a month ago....
I'm using Norton Security Premium now and I can assure you that hardly a malware can survive.
Sure it is possible to say that other alternatives exist but it is relative enough to say that they are better than Norton.
 

TheMalwareMaster

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Downlaod insight blocks unknown files, prompting the user for action (the recommended is "remove this file from the computer). Then, since Norton has AUTO-SUD (all files scanned with unknown reputation are submitted), the file will be submitted to Symantec labs
 

jamescv7

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First of all, Cerber and other nasty ransomware are failed to detect by majority of AV since the techniques and implementation on that stage are not sufficient.

So signatures or even behavior protection were easily bypass.

The more mistakes happened, then the more improvements will be given.
 
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Rodney74

What do you have against norton? It's a great product and have good results in our malware hub too!
I think we are having a comprehension problem... Please notice I said "Many pass the test including Norton"...That is a possitive comment, which means I have nothing against Norton...You understand what I'm saying RIGHT?
 

Evjl's Rain

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I'm not afraid because they are not usually reviewed using my current app settings. Even if there is a bypass, it should bypass voodooshield Ai and VT also

if it penetrates all of my layers, OK maybe I would start worrying but 50-50 because I absolutely have no access to 0-day malwares
 
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Rodney74

I'm not afraid because they are not usually reviewed using my current app settings. Even if there is a bypass, it should bypass voodooshield Ai and VT also

if it penetrates all of my layers, OK maybe I would start worrying but 50-50 because I absolutely have no access to 0-day malwares


That's a lot of layers...But just like winter, got to put on layers
 

Davidov

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When you really come across some malware in the wild for a long time I did not. Maximum I came across in the email but everything open in the sandbox .-) And installs only the certified products and it once again for 100 let.-) common sense 2017 + sandbox + UAC (max) + Tinywall + virustotal uploader + hybrid-analysis + ublocker + open DNS + hardware firewall cisco. I do not remember where I got infected and do not use it in but sometimes scanning malwarebyte + + killswitch Squire portable.
AV file today evoke a feeling of carelessness, it is my opinion .-)
 
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