AV-Comparatives calls themselves "independent' while getting money from AntiVirus vendors: As per FCC (Federal Communication Commission) this is not advised.
When will AV-Comparatives stop calling themselves 'independent'? this is misleading the public.
"Independent" is a kind of mind. I can be independent just by being it. And i can make an independent test, even though ALL participants paid a fee.
You try to describe and to "judge" the mind of people, but you simply show "business structure and "spezific"-state regulation statements of business", and make suggestive assumptions out of these combinations. Thats a bit strange.
Melih: "AV-Comparatives calls themselves "independent' while getting money from AntiVirus vendors".
If this would be the core, even a supervision test would not put it away. Would be funny if an official approved tester would take 49,95 later, while it has been 19,95 before
... i dont see more independency here.
I would call it independent if someone doesnt put his sails in any wind that blows. Thats why this "donate somewhere else later" is independent.
If you could tell them what to do, i would wonder what a "regular paying" competitor could tell them to do. That is something like consequence.
In the end, there are still and definitely two sides.