New proactive test by AV-Comparatives: are false positives really that important?

November 29, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Security · 2 Comments 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances The AV-Comparatives Austrian labs have just released their antivirus test for November. Following the usual practice of alternating (during the year) the analysis of the known malware detection rates and that on the antivirus software proactive capabilities, report n.24 follows the previous one related to the malware test-bed collected between January and August 2009 but, contrariwise to this last one, compares the same products to more than 23,000 new samples gathered within the week following the antivirus signatures update.

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AV-Comparatives feels the pulse of the IT security

October 21, 2009 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebDuring the past weeks AV-Comparatives released the results of its latest antivirus software tests. Report n.23 follows the previous one released in May but it tackles, as the Austrian experts usually do, malware detection rates achieved by the antivirus programs when confronting a test bed of known threats.

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AV-Comparatives tests antivirus software proactive defenses

June 21, 2009 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebWith the usual punctuality from which I should learn something, at the end of May the Austrian labs of AV-Comparatives released the second part of the first antivirus comparative of 2009, comparing the previously tested security software with unknown threats for which there still is no specific signature. In such a scenery malware detection rates tend to drop drastically, and only the most advanced engines are able to succeed by obtaining the best results.

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AV-Comparatives releases a new round of antivirus tests

April 12, 2009 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebAfter having crowned AVIRA AntiVir the best antivirus of year 2008, in these weeks the team of AV-Comparatives experts has returned to prove the security IT industry by arranging a new antivirus comparative. Report n.21 is the first made during 2009, follows the previous one released in November but unlike the latter aims at verifying the antivirus capability of detecting known viral samples.

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AVIRA AntiVir is the best antivirus of the year

December 15, 2008 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebAre you constantly searching for a good antivirus, or better still the best antivirus currently on sale to stay away from the many dangers of that very dangerous place Internet has become? Here is a good chance: AV-Comparatives, the reference point for antimalware software testing, has proclaimed AVIRA AntiVir the winner of best antivirus of the year award.

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AV-Comparatives releases the latest proactive tests results

December 4, 2008 · Filed Under News, Security · 4 Comments 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebAV-Comparatives, the Austrian team of experts dedicated to antivirus tests acknowledged as a reference point in the field, has published the second part of the mid-year comparative, an ideal addendum to the one already released in the past September. This time the aim is to evaluate the antimalware tools effectiveness against unknown threats, in a test scenario meant to prove the heuristic part and the generic markers of the on-demand scanning engines.

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AV-Comparatives, the August tests are on-line

September 19, 2008 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebAs is tradition at the end of summer, from the Austrian labs of Andreas Clementi and the analysts team behind AV-Comparatives come the updated comparative tests on 16 among the most known antivirus on the market. As a recognized industry standard for evaluating the effectiveness of antivirus solutions, the Clementi’s comparatives put in comparison security software against more than 2.3 millions of malware samples variously assorted, further providing useful indications on the capabilities of the programs to avoid false positives and the total scanning speed.

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