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AV-Comparatives November 2008 report: only NOD32 worthy


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#1 Slimy

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 22:34

AV-Comparatives is known for the thorough tests it does on security software. Following its October 2008 performance report, the company has released its November 2008 retrospective report. 16 products were tested against new and unique samples received between August 4-31, split into one and four week periods. The company also took false positives into account and then rated the security companies from best to worst:

Advanced+: ESET NOD32
Advanced: AVIRA, Kaspersky, Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee, GDATA
Standard: TrustPort, BitDefender, AVG, Avast, Norman, VBA32
No Certification: Sophos, F-Secure, eScan

Full Story: One Microsoft Way

Not exactly breaking news, but I'm interested in seeing what people at Neowin think since I learned most of the things I know about security here.


#2 Sethos

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 22:36

Great news, NOD32 user myself (Y)

#3 tsupersonic

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 22:37

Loved Nod32, but I got rid of it. I don't need the sense of security, I haven't ever gotten a virus and hopefully it will be that way.

#4 Lannister

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 22:38

Still waiting for them to test Comodo Anti-virus.

AVG Free user here though, used it for quite a while and don't plan to change.

#5 Matrix XII

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 22:38

Great news for me because I just renewed my NOD32 licenses for another year :)

#6 OP Slimy

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 23:01

Still waiting for them to test Comodo Anti-virus.

AVG Free user here though, used it for quite a while and don't plan to change.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think Comodo would have to request to be tested. AVG is terrible imho.

#7 Berserk87

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:13

they just put kaspersky in the same field as mcafee and nortons....WOW.........

#8 vetSrugie

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:16

Another win for the best AV..... NOD32!!!

#9 vetbangbang023

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 02:52

I use Avira now and am glad to see a free option rated so highly.

#10 primexx

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:13

they just put kaspersky in the same field as mcafee and nortons....WOW.........


I always took AV-Comps with a grain of salt because of this...and their amateurish policy on linking.

#11 revvo

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:19

I always took AV-Comps with a grain of salt because of this...and their amateurish policy on linking.

And it's amateur because?

#12 Peter Griffin

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:22

Interesting. VB100 rated Webroots AV (based on Sophos) the highest rating of all AV's. Wonder why there is such a large difference here?

#13 mtrftw

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:29

And in the August comparative it only achieved the ranking of advanced. You can't rate things on one test. Augusts tests were on demand tests while Novemebers were retrospective/proactive. You can decide for yourselves which test is more important to you.

#14 iconoclast

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:36

I wish they would test the free editions :(

#15 smashguy

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:37

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