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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1425 on: November 09, 2011, 07:29:55 AM »
Kruis, we all know that the number of definitions is not a comparable item between the av. What do you want to see?
Generic signatures, heuristics, etc. could reduce *significantly* the number of signatures (and also increase performance and protection).
Here, more is not necessarily better.
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1426 on: November 09, 2011, 08:36:05 AM »
And sometimes generic signatures and heuristics may lead to a greater FP rate.
Everything is debatable here.

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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1427 on: November 09, 2011, 09:25:05 AM »
And sometimes generic signatures and heuristics may lead to a greater FP rate.
Sure. As HIPS will go for popus...
But neither one nor the other are related to the "number" of signatures. A signature could also goes to a FP.
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1428 on: November 09, 2011, 12:12:29 PM »
Comodo Total Definitions: 13,034,685   :-TU  :P0l  88)


Norton Number of Signatures: 14,727,947

BitDefender Total Signatures : 8,854,010

Dr.WEB Total Signatures : 2,761,159

ClamAV Total Signatures : 1,044,387

Digital Patrol Total Signatures : 3,665,072

Trojan Hunter Total Signatures : 477,202



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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1429 on: November 09, 2011, 12:47:50 PM »
Signatures can contain a sub-categorie of a malware-family .
The count of Signatures says not it all.
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1430 on: November 09, 2011, 05:03:32 PM »
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Check the av comparative checks... not the number of definitions.  88)
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1431 on: November 10, 2011, 05:04:44 PM »
Check the av comparative checks... not the number of definitions.  88)

this depends on the test samples ;)

AV companies pay these testing organisations.

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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1432 on: November 11, 2011, 06:33:52 AM »
AV companies pay these testing organisations.
Not all of them.
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1433 on: November 11, 2011, 07:47:47 AM »
Not all of them.

so AV comparitives don't get money from vendors?

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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1434 on: November 11, 2011, 08:31:14 AM »
You also have to pay Matousec to get (re)tested.  ;)
I think that's why OA got kicked out... :-X

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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1435 on: November 11, 2011, 08:41:52 AM »
You also have to pay Matousec to get (re)tested.  ;)
I think you get two tests a year free and I believe that is what Comodo use.

I think that's why OA got kicked out... :-X
No it wasn't, although they did pay for tests I believe.
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1436 on: November 11, 2011, 08:56:17 AM »
I think you get two tests a year free and I believe that is what Comodo use.
No it wasn't, although they did pay for tests I believe.
So, what was the real reason then?

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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1437 on: November 11, 2011, 09:03:11 AM »
So, what was the real reason then?
It's not really for me to say, especially here. But, I'm sure you'll find more than a couple of versions on the Net. :)
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1438 on: November 12, 2011, 07:46:17 AM »
so AV comparitives don't get money from vendors?
Are they lying?
http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/about-us

Or let us say clearly: are they results influenced by money or paid - in this sense - by the av companies? Aren't they independent in any way?
Of course, regardless they are a non profit organization, they need money to live...
I have an NGO also. I'm completely independent of my financial sources.
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Re: Comodo AV Database update page
« Reply #1439 on: November 12, 2011, 08:58:36 PM »
Are they lying?
http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/about-us

Or let us say clearly: are they results influenced by money or paid - in this sense - by the av companies? Aren't they independent in any way?
Of course, regardless they are a non profit organization, they need money to live...
I have an NGO also. I'm completely independent of my financial sources.

What would they be lying about? They state
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[AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which is providing independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.
The give the results for free to the public. They don't state anything about if they charge the vendors being on test or not.
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