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Protection software rating

Postby Mindblower » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:32 am

It seems that almost every week, one can read an article on the latest top Protection software, and see an assigned percentage beside them.

Now as a simple software user, I'm surprised that many of these ratings are so low. I expect to see nothing below 90%, since unless I'm very wrong, it means 10% got by undetected.

Now another tid-bit of concern when using percentages. I'd like to see the total number as well, since with 100, a 90% score means 10 got away.
With 1000, a 90% score means 100 got away. It's the same percentage, but 90 more got by undetected. This is why 90% should be an industry standard, since I believe they test several thousand, and a 10% failure rate is too much to accept.

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Re: Protection software rating

Postby Spudz » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:30 pm

A good point Mindblower as 10% may not seem much but it is a lot when it is in the hundred mark. This says a lot for the packages that only hit to 60-80% mark doesn't it?
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