AV-Test Security Product Review – 2011/Q1

AV-Test released the first quarter report for this year that is dedicated to evaluate 22 security products, the test has been performed on Windows 7 32-bit platform and looks for protection against 0-day malware attacks, the capacity of these software to block new malware using the dynamic detection and checking whether the security product able to detect widespread malware.

Testing the protection may not be completed without checking software repairing capabilities, some security products after cleaning your machine they may leave your computer unbootable, so it will be important to see after the infection that your computer have been back to productivity without any troubles.

Usability comes as important as the protection capabilities because you will not install security product and keeps looking at the screen while the computer is freezing, so testing the product memory usage is part of the system availability.

The result of top 3 security products positions comes as follows:

  • On the protection against malware infection:

1. BitDefender: Internet Security Suite 2011

2. F-Secure: Internet Security 2011, Symantec: Norton Internet Security 2011, Kaspersky: Internet Security 2011,

3. AVG: Internet Security 10.0, G Data: Internet Security 2011, Panda: Internet Security 2011,

  • On the Cleaning & repairing infected Computers there are no Excellent product but the Top 3 positions are:

1. Symantec: Norton Internet Security 2011, Webroot: Internet Security Complete 7.0, Sunbelt: Vipre Antivirus Premium 4.0.

2. F-Secure: Internet Security 2011, Kaspersky: Internet Security 2011, PC Tools: Internet Security 2011.

3. AVG: Internet Security 10.0, BitDefender: Internet Security Suite 2011, Eset: Smart Security 4.2, G Data: Internet Security 2011, Sophos: Endpoint Security and Control 9.5,

  • The impact on the usability Top 3 positions have no 6 as well:

1. Avast: Free AntiVirus 5.0 and 6.0, BitDefender: Internet Security Suite 2011, Eset: Smart Security 4.2, F-Secure: Internet Security 2011, Microsoft: Security Essentials 2.0, Trend Micro: Titanium Internet Security 2011.

2. G Data: Internet Security 2011, MicroWorld: eScan Internet Security Suite 11.0, Sophos: Endpoint Security and Control 9.5

3. Symantec: Norton Internet Security 2011, Panda: Internet Security 2011, AVG: Internet Security 10.0.

This study can help us in selecting the security product that may be a perfect fit for our business situation, we can add the cost and software security extras to decide what to choose.

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