Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center

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Re: Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center

Oliver Costich wrote:

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Too bad it doesn't mention whether a test for a particular anti-virus
product was a free or paid version.  Presumably all of the AV products
listed are the paid version.  Would be interesting to see how similar or
dissimilar would be the rankings if both free and paid versions were
included in the list.

Re: Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center


| Oliver Costich wrote:

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| Too bad it doesn't mention whether a test for a particular anti-virus
| product was a free or paid version.  Presumably all of the AV products
| listed are the paid version.  Would be interesting to see how similar or
| dissimilar would be the rankings if both free and paid versions were
| included in the list.

I know SRI personnel as I work with them.

However, I must state that the test has a *major* flaw.  It is ONLY based upon a
catch
rate as noted by...
"1. All antivirus binary analysis results are provided via www.virustotal.com. "

Detecting malware is one thing, actually removing it is another.  Therefore the
results
are limited at best.

One good thing that has come from SRI is BotHunter.
http://www.bothunter.net /

BotHunter is sponsored by the Army Research Office -- http://www.aro.army.mil /

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Re: Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center

On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 16:06:19 -0500, "David H. Lipman"

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Of course, there is no opportunity for removal if there is no
detection, so the results indicate which are best at that stage of the
malware threat evasion.


The other flaw is it doesn't account for false positives, so as they
point out, a program that marked every file as containing a virus
would be the winner. The companies on the list do better than that,
I'm sure.
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Bothunter is dynamite. I think it would get more use if it were better
documented in terms of what it tells you.
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 It might also be helpful to see the version numbers for all of the AV
products. The only two version numbers that I saw were for AhnLab v3 and
NOD32 v2. I thought that was curious since NOD has had v3 out for quite
some time now.


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Re: Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center

Why no mention of Avira which gets very good reviews all round the net...

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Re: Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center


| Why no mention of Avira which gets very good reviews all round the net...

| --
| Yours Quilly,


I guess you missed it !

Read it again !

Ranked #1

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Re: Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center

Hi David,

Monday January 12 2009, David H. Lipman writes to All:


 >| Why no mention of Avira which gets very good reviews all
 >| round the net...
 >| --
 >| Yours Quilly,


 > I guess you missed it !
 > Read it again !
 > Ranked #1

And thats why I use Avira.


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Re: Latest AV product rankings from SRI Malware Threat Center

Oliver Costich wrote:
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Maximum PC also ranks the "top 10" Av products. Most get scores of 6-7.
  they like Eset's the best, but even it only scores 9/10.

HTH

wolf k.

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