Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

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Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Dr Jay on 28th October 2010, 1:53 am

Avira Challenge - 10/27/2010

# of samples: 5,584

Avira AntiVir: 5355/5584 (95.9%)(Database version: 7.10.13.59)

MBAM: 4958/5584 (88.8%)(Database version: 4968)

SAS: 1639/5584 (29.4%)(Database version: 5770)

Disqualified: BugBopper's Wuzzup?: 1641/5584 (29.4%) !SCAN SELF-ABORTED!

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Buttons on 28th October 2010, 5:10 am

Based on what mbam and sas detected, the gap avira left behind may have been filled. That's why we like to recommend a layered security strategy.Smile

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Dr Jay on 28th October 2010, 5:12 am

MBAM is close to Avira there, and SAS fell really short.

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Buttons on 28th October 2010, 5:37 am

Mbam has excellent detection. I wouldn't recommend sas as your main antimalware tool. More of a backup tool as it falls behind majority of the time.

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Dr Jay on 28th October 2010, 9:35 am

I bet if I was on their team, they wouldn't.

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Buttons on 28th October 2010, 10:52 pm

No doubt.Smile Good for a secondary scanner as it usually finds something if mbam doesn't. I've learned to rely on it for that.Smile

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Dr Jay on 29th October 2010, 9:41 am

Sorry guys, I failed to mention that Avira only detected a moderate portion of the samples, but missed a lot of samples. However, MBAM missed very few samples, and overall did much better than Avira.

Avira only got that score, because they scan within files. Out of 18,000 objects they said were scanned, only 5355 were detected. There were still 5,584 samples, but there were objects within the files that were detected.

Clearly, MBAM smoked Avira by a long shot, but since Avira scans within files/archives, it looks like the winner. The true winner against Avira is MBAM, hands down.

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Doctor Inferno on 29th October 2010, 10:20 am

Are these tested with the real time protection or file scanning?


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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Dr Jay on 29th October 2010, 10:21 am

File scanning w/heuristics.

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Buttons on 29th October 2010, 7:15 pm

Hmm, sad that a complementary program beat it. Needs to step up it's detections.Smile

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Happyhunter on 31st October 2010, 10:16 am

SAS has really gone down in the years Indifferent or Blank

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Re: Anti-Malware Test: Avira Challenge - What's protecting you?

Post by Buttons on 31st October 2010, 6:43 pm

@Happyhunter wrote:SAS has really gone down in the years Indifferent or Blank


Detection rate isn't overly good. Only time I've ever seen it block something was during a test. Mbam has done far more then that.Smile

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