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Untangling the Wheat From the Chaff in Comparative Anti-Virus Reviews

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Executive Summary

One of the banes of the anti-virus researcher's life is the widespread confusion about "Correct" comparative testing of anti-virus and anti-malware products. The author has just been looking at some reports describing an "AntiVirus Fightclub" test carried out recently at LinuxWorld. Forget the fact that this looks at first glance like a test of Linux products (actually, it wasn't): there are questions to be raised about testing methodology that need to be considered on any platform.

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