Off topic - AntiVirus accuracy competition
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Tue Aug 14 18:13:39 IST 2007
On 8/14/2007 6:13 PM, Stephen Swaney wrote:
> This is definitely off topic but I know that many of you will be interested
> in the results since which virus scanners to buy is an often discussed topic
> here. A quote from the article in the link below will explain.
> "A rare AntiVirus accuracy competition was conducted at Linuxworld this
> week, and the results should come as a blow to the paid antivirus industry.
> Run by delegates from the untangle network gateway, the competition should
> provide ammunition to critics of the idea that good virus protection cannot
> be provided for nothing. . . ."
> And the results:
> 1. Kaspersky (97.1%)
> 2. ClamAV (91.4%)
> 3. Norton (88.6%)
> 4. F-Prot (85.7%), and
> 4. Sophos (85.7%)
> 6. McAfee (74.3%)
> 7. SonicWall (54.3%)
> 8. GlobalHauri (45.7%), and
> 8. Fortinet (45.7%)
> 10. Watchguard (2.9%)
> I hope none of you are using 6. or below.
that list is missing:
one above # 1: Nod32
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