Friday, June 17, 2011

Anti Virus Software Rankings

One of the essential pieces of software to install on any Windows PC is anti-virus software. Below find the ranked results of the latest independent tests from ...

RankingProduct NameProtectionRepairUsabilityTotal
1BitDefender: Internet Security Suite 2011645.515.5
2F-Secure: Internet Security 20115.54.55.515.5
3Symantec: Norton Internet Security 20115.554.515
4Kaspersky: Internet Security 20115.54.5414
5G Data: Internet Security 201154514
6Panda: Internet Security 201154.54.514
7AVG: Internet Security 10.0544.513.5
8Sophos: Endpoint Security and Control 9.544513
9Webroot: Internet Security Complete 7.04.55312.5
10Trend Micro: Titanium Internet Security 20113.53.55.512.5
11Eset: Smart Security 4.2345.512.5
12Sunbelt: Vipre Antivirus Premium 4.035412
13Avira: Premium Security Suite 10.043.5411.5
14Avast: Free AntiVirus 5.0 and
15MicroWorld: eScan Internet Security Suite 11.03.53511.5
16Microsoft: Security Essentials
17BullGuard: Internet Security 10.05.523.511
18Comodo: Internet Security Premium 5.0 and 5.3433.510.5
19PC Tools: Internet Security 201143.5310.5
21CA: Internet Security Suite 201123.549.5
20McAfee: Total Protection 2011323.58.5
22Norman: Security Suite Pro 8.0332.58.5

Above tests were carried out between January and March, 2011.

Each score is out of 6 so the maximum total score for a product is 18. Interestingly, the people determine that a score of at least 11 is needed to pass their test, in other words the bottom 5 products here have failed and so could not be recommended, ouch!

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