Wednesday, 17 February 2010

PC Virus Protection 2010 II

Dennis Technology Labs has published its latest anti-virus test report. PC Virus Protection 2010 II, which was conducted at the end of 2009, compared ten well-known internet security products. The results should change some preconceptions about certain products. Some very popular programs did not perform well at all, while the best results might challenge a few prejudices.

The products were exposed to genuine internet threats that real customers could have encountered during the test period. Crucially, this exposure was carried out in a realistic way, reflecting a customer's experience as closely as possible. For example, each test system visited genuinely infected websites and downloaded files exactly as an average user would.

The products included:
  • Avast! Home Edition 4
  • AVG Free AntiVirus (8.5)
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus (9.0)
  • BitDefender Internet Security 2010
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
  • McAfee Internet Security 2009
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (beta)
  • Norton Internet Security 2010 (Norton 360 4.0)
  • Panda Internet Security 2010
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2010
You can download the full report, for free, from Dennis Technology Labs' website.