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Test your AV program

  1. #1


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Test your AV program


    The Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) has developed a suite of 5 tests to ensure your antivirus solution is providing optimum protection.

    A free AV program should pass all 5 tests.

    You can test your Anti Virus program here:

    Feature Settings Check

    This should become an interesting thread.

    I use Avast, paid version.
    It passed all 5 tests.

    The free version of Avast will pass all 5 tests too.

    The only problem is test #3.

    You need to set up the PUPs feature, since it is not on by default.
    Go to these three places to activate the scan for unwanted PUPs feature:

    Settings> Active Protection> File system Shield> (click the cog wheel)> Sensitivity> tick the Scan for Potentially Unwanted PUPs box.
    Settings> Active Protection> Mail Shield> (click the cog wheel)> Sensitivity> tick the Scan for Potentially Unwanted PUPs box.
    Settings> Active Protection> Web Shield> (click the cog wheel)> Sensitivity> tick the Scan for Potentially Unwanted PUPs box.
    {I am grateful to my2cents for helping with this.}

    A picture:

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    After doing those 3 things, when you take test #3, you should see something similar to this:

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 17 Feb 2014 at 01:38.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I was hoping people would post the results of their tests with their AV programs.
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  3. #3


    Good morning, David. This is good stuff. Thanks for posting it.

    I'm anxious to see how Defender fairs with this. I'll download, install, and run this after my morning coffee and forum rounds.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Good morning, David. This is good stuff. Thanks for posting it.

    I'm anxious to see how Defender fairs with this. I'll download, install, and run this after my morning coffee and forum rounds.
    I thought it was a pretty good idea too.

    It may help prevent someone from getting a virus.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    The makers of Comodo have created a great testing application as well. It will run through a series of tests and generate an html log file which gets saved to your computer. The system will receive a score 0 out of 340.

    Check it out.. https://forums.comodo.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30110.0;attach=23637

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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    The makers of Comodo have created a great testing application as well. It will run through a series of tests and generate an html log file which gets saved to your computer. The system will receive a score 0 out of 340.

    Check it out.. https://forums.comodo.com/index.php?...0;attach=23637
    I tried it.
    Here is my score:

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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    The makers of Comodo have created a great testing application as well. It will run through a series of tests and generate an html log file which gets saved to your computer. The system will receive a score 0 out of 340.

    Check it out.. https://forums.comodo.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=30110.0;attach=23637

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    What was your score, if you wish to post it ?
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    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    We both are about the same.

    Have you tried taking the 5 tests in my link ?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    I have, on default settings I only passed 3 of the 5 tests.
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