Anti Virus Comparison

#Anti-Virus Company & ProductMeta-
 Company HeadquartersYear
1F-Secure: Internet Security 201193.06Helsinki, Finland198859.99
2Symantec: Norton Internet Security 201191.67Mountain View (CA), USA198299.99
3G Data: Internet Security 201184.73Bochum, Germany198544.95
4BitDefender: Internet Security Suite 201184.73Bucharest, Romania200149.95
5MicroWorld: eScan Internet Security Suite 11.081.95Farmington Hills (MI), USA199365.95
6Avira: Premium Security Suite 10.081.95Tettnang, Germany198878.21
7Panda: Internet Security 201180.56Bilbao, Spain199081.99
8Eset: Smart Security 4.280.56Bratislava, Slovakia199289.95
9Avast: Free AntiVirus 5.0 and 6.073.61Prague, Czech Republic19880.00
10Kaspersky: Internet Security 201172.23Moscow, Russia199764.95
11Microsoft: Security Essentials 2.069.45Redmond (WA), USA19750.00
12Sophos: Endpoint Security and Control 9.569.45Abingdon, UK1985177.00
13PC Tools: Internet Security 201166.67Sydney, Australia200379.99
14AVG: Internet Security 10.058.34Brno, Czech Republic199168.99
15McAfee: Total Protection 201156.95Santa Clara (CA), USA198939.99
16Trend Micro: Titanium Internet Security 201147.22Tokyo, Japan198869.95
17Norman: Security Suite Pro 8.036.11Lysaker, Norway198468.36

Comparison Date: 5-July-2011.

¹ The Meta-Score is calculated by combining the normalised scores of the two leading, independent anti-virus testing organisations, and The result is given as a percentage. Only products which have been tested by both organisations in their most recent test run are included here. In the case of a tie, the products are ordered based on Value.

² The Price is taken from the global/US website of the Anti-Virus company, current price as at 5-July-2011.

³ The Value is determined by dividing the Meta-Score by the Price, and then normalising the result on a scale of 1 to 5. Products which are free are automatically given a 5 star value rating.