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AV-Comparatives - Security Survey 2015

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Nice information!

So ESET is on the second place worldwide...

I wouldn't have believed that...

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Thanks SweX :) !

 

But you know how I feel about test reviews :unsure: .

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But you know how I feel about test reviews :unsure: .

 

If you had bothered to read the topic of this thread or the survey, you would have realized that this isn't a comparative review  :rolleyes: .

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Yes, it's not a test, and it's not a review of any kind. It's the results of the survey that they had a few months ago.

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Sorry my mistake. I stand corrected. Thanks FleischmannTV.

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Sorry my mistake. I stand corrected. Thanks FleischmannTV.

No problem Tom, I assume you kind of automatically thought "yet another test" when you saw "AV-Comparatives" in the title as most people associate that name with AV tests.  ;)

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A good overview of the report was posted on Major Geeks several days ago: hxxp://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/av_comparatives_asks_what_is_most_important_in_av_software.html

 

It's great to see Eset amongst the top 4 AV's for the PC in every location :) That said, according to the report, AV-C and AV-Test are the best known AV labs so it's important that the issue with AV-Test's performance test is sorted sooner rather than later. Why? Simple really -  the number one response was an AV that has a low system impact. FWIW, good detection rate was second...

 

 

Since it was purely voluntary, the statistical quantities are skewed, but with 6,400 respondents, it has some significant insights.

The respondents came from Europe (46 percent), Asia (23 percent), and then North America with 18 percent. OS's broke down as half the respondents specifically reported using Windows 7; another third had upgraded to Windows 8 or 8.1. As for Mac and Linux users, they could at least gloat over beating out Windows Vista, which came in at just 1 percent.

How did they choose their AV product? The vast majority (60 percent) said their choice was based on good scores in independent tests. Three quarters said they had no recent problems with antivirus protection, but 4.4 percent reported a protection failure within the last week.

So what was the most important aspect of their decision? 64 percent chose low impact on system performance. Next came good detection of malware and malicious behavior while the rest wanted "good malware removal/cleaning abilities."

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That said, according to the report, AV-C and AV-Test are the best known AV labs so it's important that the issue with AV-Test's performance test is sorted sooner rather than later. Why? Simple really -  the number one response was an AV that has a low system impact. 

Agreed....unfortunately I don't have high hopes for that to happen any time soon.

Though, they can always surprise me and prove me wrong, I hope they do that  :)

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