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  • Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

    Interesting article about a review of antivirus programs:

    Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

    In order to pass the basic requirements of the test, applications must detect all malware known to be "In the Wild" while not presenting any false positives. The products are tested in their default settings and must succeed in both on-demand and on-access detections.
    Anybody here using any in the fail category?

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    Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

    I had just switched my laptop off of symantic the other day and over to Avast. To be fair though Symantic only missed 2 while some of the others that failed missed well over 100 with the highest at 2897 misses. Still for such a big provider, they should do better.
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    • #3
      Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

      Went from Norton subscription to AVG free when i built my computer. The account wouldn't transfer so i figured why not.

      Works and runs a lot better.
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      • #4
        Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

        My ESET NOD32 Antivirus really works well for me, and its great to hear that they passed another test. ^^ Been using them for a while now, they really are great.

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          Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

          nod32 is amazing...



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          • #6
            Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

            I use Norton, but with my new family computer we got a great deal on ESET NOD32 Antivirus group license. Is it that much better than Norton? Should I install it right away?

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            • #7
              Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

              I tried AVG and 7.0 was excellent, but version 8.0 went in the other direction. So I switched to Avast! and haven't turned back. Although today, I got a malware/virus attack that came from tactical gamer. Avast! Home edition never picked it up and I had to manually fight it. (IE; closing out of the right windows) It did get viruses on other sites before they infected my computer.




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                Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                I tried a trial of Agnitum Outpost on my old XP machine a while back. Otherwise, AVG, Avast, and Avira are all in the pass list. :)
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                • #9
                  Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                  Originally posted by Mech__Warrior View Post
                  Although today, I got a malware/virus attack that came from tactical gamer.
                  Details, please! How did you know it came from TG, and what are the steps to reproduce? (So admins can track it down and keep others from getting it.)
                  Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                    I think it is a false positive. I have gotten a AV warning from the TG site before, and posted in the contact an admin forum about it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                      Hey Mech Warrior, I got the same thing a few days ago too. I was reading through Hardware & Software Discussion then all of a sudden this virus doctor thing popped up and started scanning my pc and windows popping up asking me to install this program and a few others. Everytime I went to close it they kept popping up. I had to go to task manager & close internet explorer. I then spent a half hour looking through program files and the registry to see if anything got downloaded.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                        Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
                        Details, please! How did you know it came from TG, and what are the steps to reproduce? (So admins can track it down and keep others from getting it.)
                        It was a hacked page on The Five Word Thread Revisited. I've tried to look for it but it only happened once and I am not able duplicate this attack.




                        "Certainly, being bombarded with 105 millimeter shells is bad. But the knowledge that you've armed your enemy thus, with your sloth and your ineptitude, unfolds in the heart like a poison." Tycho from Penny Arcade in reference to the nuke in MW2

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                        • #13
                          Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                          NOD32 I think is great. A lot better than most I have tried and it also doesn't slow down my computer a lot.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                            Originally posted by Mech__Warrior View Post
                            It was a hacked page on The Five Word Thread Revisited. I've tried to look for it but it only happened once and I am not able duplicate this attack.
                            I pegged one on a thread in general around the same time. It probably wasn't from TG but rather a hacked banner ad would be my guess. I haven't seen it since.
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                              Re: Virus Bulletin tests 35 antiviruses, 11 fail, including Symantec

                              Well AVG pasted so I'm happy, I might switch to Avast tho as I'm hearing good things about it.

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