ConsumerReports Mag - Ratings for Antivirus Software
Consumer Reports Magazine - September 2006 (recieved it today in the mail)
Ratings for Antivirus Software:
1. BitDefender - Standard
2. Zone Labs - ZoneAlarm Antivirus
3. Kaspersky Labs - Anti-Virus Personal
4. Norton - Antivirus
5. Norton - Antivirus for Mac
6. McAfee - ViruScan
7. Trend Micro - PC-cillin Internet Security
8. Alwil - Avast! Antivirus
9. F-Secure - Anti-Virus
10. Panda Software - Titanium AV
11. CA/eTrust - EZ Antivirus
12. PC Tools - AntiVirus
For excellent detection at a low price:
1. BitDefender - $30 (download only)
2. Zone Labs - $30
Both scored excellent in our detection tests, including recognition of viruses they had never seen. Both let you schedule scans. BitDefender scans instant messages. Zone Labs has a full-featured firewall and scans within Zip files.
For both detection and ease of use:
3. Kaspersky Labs - $50
Kaspersky was very good at overall detection and its feature and ease of use both rated excellent. It scans within Zip files by default. It was excellent at recognizing newly discovered viruses, but only fair at our toughest test-recognizing those it had never seen before.
For good protection that's free:
8. Alwil (download)
With good detection, ease of use, and scanning sped, and very good features, this free program is useful for protecting multiple computers on a tight budget.
Last edited by spy2invest; 08-04-2006 at 07:04 PM..