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...very strong unpack support and unparalleled polymorphic virus detection in the industry...

It's fictitious statements like this that clearly expose just how Symantec has been able to dominate the commercial av market the last couple of decades. It's no wonder that small and large businesses that use their products continue to suffer as a result of their marketeering vs engineering strategies.

While I do not have CONCRETE proof of the Symantec engine having very strong unpack engine, there is more than enough proof to show that Symantec has unparalleled polymorphic virus detection...Read below:

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost ... stcount=15

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost ... stcount=29

Happy Bytes is Michael St.Neitzel, used to work at Eset, now works for FRISK/F-Prot. I will quote him here:

"polymorhpic test my personal guess will be that symantec will be very good due to the fact that Peter Ferrie, Peter Szor working there"

"Peter Ferrie and Peter Szor are known for years in the AV industry, so it's not an suprise that i picked out these names from symantec. Both are specialized with parasitic fileinfectors, which doesn't mean that they only doing this, but it's difficult to find these days expierenced people for this purpose. Running such files on an automatic replication system is a task what everyone can do, but analysing it in a proper way with Disassembler and finding tricky parts becomes a bit more difficult

Homepage of Peter Szor: http://www.peterszor.com

Homepage of Peter Ferrie: http://pferrie.tripod.com

I just wanted to explain with this example that it wouldn't suprise me if symantec is the only one company in this tests which scores ALONE 100% in the polymorphic tests."

This was back in 2006, when AV-comparatives' February 2006 comparative was yet to be published. And indeed, when the test was finally published, Symantec was the ONLY AV to detect 100% of polymorphic viruses. ;)

Of course, today, the other AVs have improved, but still very few AVs score 100% among polymorphics in the latest AV-comparatives test, and Symantec is one of them. ;)

Symantec received praise from an employee of another vendor. That itself speaks a lot you know. Better start owning up to the fact that Symantec is not composed of jackasses....Ask anyone in the industry, Symantec has very talented virus analysts in their team, and they are definitely starting to clean up their act as of late. :)

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Please keep this thread on track - if you would like to start a Norton/Symantec thread, please feel free to do so :)

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Please keep this thread on track - if you would like to start a Norton/Symantec thread, please feel free to do so :)

Yes Nick, I'm sorry to have lengthened this debate, but the way it veered off the topic was quite amazing. :(

Anyway, I'll try to refrain myself from now on, I hope the others do as well. :)

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Better start owning up to the fact that Symantec is not composed of jackasses....

No one on this thread has ever said that. How could they fit that derogatory label, their marketing department is brilliant.

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