Off topic - AntiVirus accuracy competition

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Tue Aug 14 23:47:22 IST 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Kai Schaetzl
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 6:31 PM
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: Re: Off topic - AntiVirus accuracy competition
> Hugo van der Kooij wrote on Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:49:21 +0200 (CEST):
> > The short summary? I find Kaspersky and F-Prot doing rather badly
> compared
> > to the list you quote.
> Hm, looking on your list and seeing the *very* bad result for F-Prot I
> would
> rather search for the glitch in *your* testing/data-mining procedure.
> It
> cannot be *that* bad - unless it's a well outdated product (is it?). A
> maverick like that usually indicates that something is wrong in the
> method or
> data, rather than in the product tested.
> Kai

Hey it's not my test. I just thought the article might be of interest to the
list. You're all free to make your own decisions. I don't sell any virus
scanners :) 

I know it was to me since we'll probably replace Sophos when it expires this
fall. My personal feeling is that Sophos a bit expensive for the quality.
That's been shown in several tests I've seen.

All of the responses though have been of interest to me especially the ones
that point out the flaws and virus scanners missing from the list. 

And always remember!

	the is never such a thing as an totally unbiased test :)


Steve Swaney
steve at

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