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Mindblower
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February 26, 2010 - 11:41 am
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Now as a simple software user, I'm surprised that many of these ratings are so low. I expect to see nothing below 90%, since unless I'm very wrong, it means 10% got by undetected.

Another bit of concern when using percentages is it should also display the total number used in the scan. That way with 100, a 90% score means 10 got away.

With 1000, a 90% score means 100 got away. It's the same percentage, but 90 more got by undetected.

This is why 90% should be an industry standard, since I believe they test several thousand, and a 10% failure rate is too much to accept.

Well, that's my 2 cents worth on this topic, Mindblower!

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David Hartsock
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February 26, 2010 - 10:42 pm
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Which Protection rating are you referring to, Mindblower?

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Mindblower
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ALL the companies (anti-whatever), that show us their product is better that the rest, in catching the bad elements, Mindblower!

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I'll create an Antivirus that does 100%!!

But I'm only going to use a test of 2 virii.

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I'm fairly certain MB's post was referring to a list of av test results I posted in this thread here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=479

The pass percentages for av programs in this test are all quite low.

As I said in that topic MB, these tests can be very subjective; open to different interpretations (depending on what is tested and how).

Cheers...JIM

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Sorry to disappoint, but my post was NOT directed at the findings you posted. Might say you inspired me to boldly post my feelings, since it's an issue that concerns us all. Am aware that new items are found almost by the second, but that's not the point I was (am) trying to make. Believe the data which is used, is known to all the parties, otherwise the test cannot be fair (does this make sense), Mindblower!

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Hey MB - I was just hazarding a guess.....no disappointment mate.

[b:283nmofh][i:283nmofh]"Believe the data which is used, is known to all the parties"[/i:283nmofh][/b:283nmofh]........Do you mean that the tests are all conducted using known threats??

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