Outpost vs. Proactive Defense Comparison ESET vs. Kaspersky

    The other day I came across an Outpost developers blog , in which, in addition to the “press release” about the release of a new product line, there was, and in my opinion, quite an interesting study - developers in “laboratory” conditions compared the functionality of proactive defense modules (read , mechanisms that try to guess that one or another component of the system is a virus / keylogger / trojan, etc.).

    The methodology used by the developers is simple: all modules except the heuristic are turned off, and some unknown malicious code (backdoor, trojan) is launched on the test machine, and then it is checked whether the proactive defense module was able to cope with the unknown threat.

    It is expected that, taking into account the authorship of the blog, Outpost won (though, IMHO, it is well-deserved), but what really surprised me was the frankly dull behavior of competitors (I myself use ESET products and used to feel completely protected).

    The link above contains screencasts of tests; curious people can watch five-minute videos.

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