best free antivirus: a comparison apr 7, 2009

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haven't seen it posted here:
http://www.freewaregenius.com/2009/04/07/the-best-free-antivirus-a-comparison /

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Tommy

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Tommy McClure wrote:
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Do NOT go to that site. Avira brings up a virus warning !!!!!



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Buffalo wrote:
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Actually it says:  "HEUR/HTML.Malware"



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On 1/26/2010 10:25 AM, Buffalo wrote:
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I didn't get any warnings using Avira. Avira seems to use very little in
the way of resources. I do get a warning on a couple of files that I
know to be ok, but I can live with that. I doubt any software can be
100% against a new virus, so do image and file backups.

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Dave Cohen wrote:
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I have the 'heuristics' turned on in Avira (Free Version) and it probably
was a false positive.
"HEUR/HTML.Malware"
Thanks,
Buffalo




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http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vid-stream.com%2F



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[DEFAULT]
BASEURL=http://www.vid-stream.com /
[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.vid-stream.com /
IDList=
[]
Prop3=19,2



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"Buffalo" wrote:

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Dunno how it manages that. There's no http server at 72.251.201.130
which is the IP I get for www[dot]freewaregenius.com. It is running
https but not responding.



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Ant wrote:
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When I checked that site again, it would not respond, just like your
experience.
Buffalo
PS: I was going to send the 'found' malware file to Virustotal for a scan.
I don't have a copy and now I can't get one. Very strange.



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Buffalo wrote:
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Just got that site and got the same warning and sent it to VirusTotal and
only McAfee and Avira tagged it with the same name
Results:
File D5EF059Bd01 received on 2010.01.26 17:54:51 (UTC)
      Antivirus Version Last Update Result
      a-squared 4.5.0.50 2010.01.26 -
      AhnLab-V3 5.0.0.2 2010.01.26 -
      AntiVir 7.9.1.150 2010.01.26 HEUR/HTML.Malware
      Antiy-AVL 2.0.3.7 2010.01.26 -
      Authentium 5.2.0.5 2010.01.26 -
      Avast 4.8.1351.0 2010.01.26 -
      AVG 9.0.0.730 2010.01.26 -
      BitDefender 7.2 2010.01.26 -
      CAT-QuickHeal 10.00 2010.01.25 -
      ClamAV 0.94.1 2010.01.26 -
      Comodo 3717 2010.01.26 -
      DrWeb 5.0.1.12222 2010.01.26 -
      eSafe 7.0.17.0 2010.01.26 -
      eTrust-Vet 35.2.7260 2010.01.26 -
      F-Prot 4.5.1.85 2010.01.26 -
      F-Secure 9.0.15370.0 2010.01.26 -
      Fortinet 4.0.14.0 2010.01.26 -
      GData 19 2010.01.26 -
      Ikarus T3.1.1.80.0 2010.01.26 -
      Jiangmin 13.0.900 2010.01.26 -
      K7AntiVirus 7.10.957 2010.01.26 -
      Kaspersky 7.0.0.125 2010.01.26 -
      McAfee 5873 2010.01.26 -
      McAfee+Artemis 5873 2010.01.26 -
      McAfee-GW-Edition 6.8.5 2010.01.26 Heuristic.HTML.Malware
      Microsoft 1.5405 2010.01.26 -
      NOD32 4807 2010.01.26 -
      Norman 6.04.03 2010.01.26 -
      nProtect 2009.1.8.0 2010.01.26 -
      Panda 10.0.2.2 2010.01.25 -
      PCTools 7.0.3.5 2010.01.26 -
      Prevx 3.0 2010.01.26 -
      Rising 22.32.01.04 2010.01.26 -
      Sophos 4.50.0 2010.01.26 -
      Sunbelt 3.2.1858.2 2010.01.26 -
      Symantec 20091.2.0.41 2010.01.26 -
      TheHacker 6.5.0.9.163 2010.01.26 -
      TrendMicro 9.120.0.1004 2010.01.26 -
      VBA32 3.12.12.1 2010.01.26 -
      ViRobot 2010.1.26.2156 2010.01.26 -
      VirusBuster 5.0.21.0 2010.01.26 -

      Additional information
      File size: 124634 bytes
      MD5...: 81ce80d7eb56fbfca2a80cf40dd8ce0f
      SHA1..: ed9cda28b4c71af7a480e4c0374df039d0bdae79
      SHA256:
83ad5ad1ee563e94c8d1eb0097e27a14a02785d4dd37779e5523c9d4abc5a624
      ssdeep:
1536:qPMNHFgWFPLYLqjpZFVTSlaHJ4SeZKYQwQvRCj/R:qPM1eEYMhVHJMMYQwQ<br>vRCj/R<b
r>
      PEiD..: -
      PEInfo: -
      RDS...: NSRL Reference Data Set<br>-
      pdfid.: -
      sigcheck:<br>publisher....: n/a<br>copyright....:
n/a<br>product......: n/a<br>description..: n/a<br>original name:
n/a<br>internal name: n/a<br>file version.: n/a<br>comments.....:
n/a<br>signers......: -<br>signing date.: -<br>verified.....: Unsigned<br>
      trid..: Atom web feed (69.6%)<br>HyperText Markup Language with
DOCTYPE (24.5%)<br>HyperText Markup Language (5.8%)




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On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:20:09 -0600, Tommy McClure

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The comparison is almost a year old:
"The findings presented here are not my original work but come from a
single source: AV-comparative.org’s antivirus comparison tests"

So why not go to AV-Comparatives for the latest summary reports?
http://www.av-comparatives.org /
http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/main-tests/summary-reports

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Fred W. (NL)

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On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:31:02 +0100, FredW wrote:

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data-reduction
thanks for the link though

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On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:33:37 -0600, Tommy McClure
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YW
 ;-)

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Fred W. (NL)

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Tommy McClure wrote:

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"The findings presented here are not my original work but come from a
single source: AV-comparative.org˘s antivirus comparison tests conduced
in Nov 2008 (test #20) and Feb 2009 (test #21), which are the latest as
of this writing."

Maybe it was posted nearly a year ago when it was current ...  Oh wait,
it's not "original work" so why bother?    :-/

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   -bts
   -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

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So instead of visiting av-comparatives.org and review their results to make
your own conclusions, you need to have this "tester" tell you what are *his*
conclusions.

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Tommy McClure wrote:

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Another top contender has become Microsoft Security Essentials.  I
believe AV-Comparatives rates it quite nicely.  AVG has essentially
become a has-been and there are many more complaints about it than
praises.


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