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From: dan at losangelescomputerhelp.com (Daniel H. Renner)
Subject: Hi! Antiviruses Comparison - A Little
	Research Results

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 06:59, full-disclosure-request@...ts.netsys.com
wrote:
> Reply-To: "Rafel Ivgi, The-Insider" <theinsider@....net.il>
> From: "Rafel Ivgi, The-Insider" <theinsider@....net.il>
> To: "bugtraq" <bugtraq@...urityfocus.com>
> Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:47:59 +0200
> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Hi! Antiviruses Comparison - A Little Research Results
> 
> Hi everyone!
> Just wanted to say to all of you that Mcafee(Pro 8) seems to be the best 
> antivirus around.
> Mcafee auto updates itself without asking(norton asks). And displays
> It is the only one(from norton 2004,panda and mcafee) who identifies the 
> following as viruses/backdoors:
> 
> 1. VBS/Inor.B
> 2. VBS/Psyme
> 3. Exploit -CodeBase.Gen
> 4. JS/Exploit-FileProxy
> 5. JV/ShinWow
> 6. X-Wreck(my own - unpublished backdoor - identified by the huristic 
> engine)
> 7. http://www.realtime-spy.com keylogger
> 8. Cain & Abel(which is a trijan) - as possibly evil tool
> 9. Nmap - as possibly evil tool
> 
> As the facts proove mcafee is the best for now, though i saw a research 
> claiming BitDefender
> as the best. BitDefender is great, but comparing it with mcafee is a little 
> hard task to do.
> 
> 
> Rafel Ivgi, The-Insider. 
> 

The test results (sponsored by "PC Utilities" mag) at this site agree
with most of your observations:
http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default.asp?id=62&mnu=62
-- 


Cheers,

Dan Renner
President
Los Angeles Computerhelp
http://losangelescomputerhelp.com
818.352.8700



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