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GuyPual
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:33 pm    Post subject: Join Testing & win $25,000 Reply with quote

Who needs $25,000? I sure know I do! So IObit is hosting a nice big 'competition'. Clcik here to see details http://forums.iobit.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25[/url]

To sum it up:

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1, How to test and submit test reports?

1) Test should compare IObit Security 360 with other anti-malware programs. We request Lavasoft Ad-aware Free, Spyware Doctor limited use or free edition, Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware limited use or free edition, SuperAntispyware Free, Spybot must be included.

2) Comparison testing content should include, but is not limited to what the content of: User Interface, User Experience, Detection Rate, Scanning Speed, Resource Usage, etc.

3) Test samples should be various. Rogueware, spyware, Trojan, virus and so on should be included.

4) Reports should include but are not limited to videos, screenshots, document introduction, data information, comparison sheets and so on.

Special Award winners will receive: 1 yr. license for IObit Security 360 PRO and Advanced System Care 3 PRO (Periodically)

Bi-Weekly winners will receive: $1,000 (paid thru PayPal) and 1 yr license for IObit Security 360 PRO and Advanced System Care 3 PRO

Best of the Best winner will receive: $25,000 (paid thru PayPal)


Good Luck!

Note: An MD5 list of samples, as well as a log file from the scans are required!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Join Testing & win $25,000 Reply with quote

GuyPual wrote:
Who needs $25,000? I sure know I do! So IObit is hosting a nice big 'competition'. Clcik here to see details http://forums.iobit.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25[/url]

To sum it up:

Quote:
1, How to test and submit test reports?

1) Test should compare IObit Security 360 with other anti-malware programs. We request Lavasoft Ad-aware Free, Spyware Doctor limited use or free edition, Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware limited use or free edition, SuperAntispyware Free, Spybot must be included.

2) Comparison testing content should include, but is not limited to what the content of: User Interface, User Experience, Detection Rate, Scanning Speed, Resource Usage, etc.

3) Test samples should be various. Rogueware, spyware, Trojan, virus and so on should be included.

4) Reports should include but are not limited to videos, screenshots, document introduction, data information, comparison sheets and so on.

Special Award winners will receive: 1 yr. license for IObit Security 360 PRO and Advanced System Care 3 PRO (Periodically)

Bi-Weekly winners will receive: $1,000 (paid thru PayPal) and 1 yr license for IObit Security 360 PRO and Advanced System Care 3 PRO

Best of the Best winner will receive: $25,000 (paid thru PayPal)


Good Luck!

Note: An MD5 list of samples, as well as a log file from the scans are required!


Even tho technically speaking, this is a spam post, I suppose it is harmless enough even tho spam isn't tolerated here. Perhaps this one might be allowed to stay just for discussion sake...possibly even moved to an appropriate forum.

I also suppose that their intention and investment of $25K is for a marketing strategy. If so, it seems to me that having unprofessional comparison testing by it's few users would be a poor excuse for an advertising ploy.

If anyone wonders why I say this, perhaps you will consider my concerns about ALL anti-malware comparison testing;

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My Thoughts on Anti-Malware Comparison Testing

When I see all the many different so called tests of anti-malware products, all I see is a bunch of advertising. In addition to the fact that no two of these so called tests find the same results, I have some other concerns;

How does one who is testing take into account the fact that all of the variables involved as well as the tools themselves are in a perpetual state of flux? Any real testing takes a bit of time. Even before any test is published, the results will already be invalid. While BrandX is still working on a particular definition, BrandY has already done so. Yet the BrandX definition will be published the next day and possibly better developed than that of BrandY.

Any real benchmark of these tools must include the study of it's removal routines for each type of nasty currently in the wild. That alone is a daunting study. But without it, there is no value to the testing.

Most F/Ps (false positives) don't occur on a freshly installed system. Removing items falsely can and very often does cripple innocent components. How do you measure the probability of F/Ps?

A true benchmark of the detections must include a validating sampling of targets. Limiting the sampling does not represent a true test at all. I can make any tool look good by simply limiting the sampling for the test. In all of the testing that has been published by online magazines and other so called professionals, this limiting has caused every single one to have different results. This has also been used as a marketing strategy.

In addition to studying the detections and removals, what other features are offered by the tools? What proactive features exist and do they work as pitched? Almost every scanner advertises that it protects the system. Do they really?...to what degree?...how much of it is just bloat?

Should any testing done by those affiliated with a particular tool be considered viable? How does anyone reading a test result know if a test was done by someone who is affiliated or has interest in a particular tool?

I have yet to see a real viable comparison test/benchmark. IMO, the methodology to perform a real comparison does not exist. Also, I believe that 99% of the so called tests published to date are simply advertising ploys and have absolutely no truth to them. I believe the other 1% are just done by well meaning folk who just simply don't have the understanding or expertise required in order to perform such testing.

Ask yourself; Why doesn't any two published comparison testings report the same results?


BTW Those of you who know me, know that I don't advocate the use of antiquated scanner technologies since there are so many BETTER alternatives to malware control. However, when I looked at the IOBit tool a yr or so ago, I found it to be sub-grade even to the common freewares available. JMO

EDIT: While I expect it will be likely censored, I posted @ IOBit; http://forums.iobit.com/showthread.php?t=4060
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mikey wrote:
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Even tho technically speaking, this is a spam post, I suppose it is harmless enough even tho spam isn't tolerated here. Perhaps this one might be allowed to stay just for discussion sake...possibly even moved to an appropriate forum.


Yes, technically it is a spam post and I was mulling over what to do with it. Good suggestion Mikey.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I do have a few thoughts but somewhat agree with Mikey that its a great advertising ploy.

To start out, anyone who plans to be competitive just about has to have a spare test bed system they can dedicate to just playing the iobit game. Which leaves me and 99.999% of the people out. And its somewhat a no brainer that the winner of the contest is not going to be someone that demonstrates iobit is an inferior product.

But just because a true comparative of all antimalware products is a daunting task does not mean that real world statistical comparisons
of competing antimalware products are totally worthless. The whole science of statistical sampling does demonstrate that with enough data, one can reach points where you can say brand X is better than brand Y and put a certain confidence interval on it, be it 95%, 99%, or 99.99%.

As for little ole me, I happen to use two freeware iobit products, smart defrag and internet security 360. The former is not a security product, and I happen to be seat of the pants trying the latter because its host and hips files and the fact its updates are small certainly helps. Still being on dial up means I can't afford to
use products like a2 and superantispyware that both have large and largely redundant updates. And even malwarebytes is on probation as my only pure scanner.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone using IOBit software might want to read this.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=29681
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