Off topic - AntiVirus accuracy competition

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Wed Aug 15 06:48:20 IST 2007

On Wed, 15 Aug 2007, Kai Schaetzl wrote:

> 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 cannot be *that* bad - unless it's a well outdated product (is it?).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.

The main diffeence between the old setup and the new one is the amount of 
recent samples. One of the Vv partners gave me access to the raw 
collection of garbage they intercepted world wide. The old testing was 
against relative few recent samples.

The last test batch was started on the 15th and for F-Prot it reported the 

Virus scanning report  -  15 August 2007 @ 3:23

Program version: 4.6.8
Engine version: 3.16.16

SIGN.DEF created 14 August 2007
SIGN2.DEF created 14 August 2007
MACRO.DEF created 14 August 2007

I find the results at least odd and am still looking into it myself to see 
if any snag is present. In the past I had to remove files that could kill 
some scanners.Something similar might be happening here. But 23MB of text 
makes up for a lot of reading to find deviations.


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