Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Virus checkers compared and Microsoft found lacking

Independent Anti-Virus testers www.av-comparatives.org have published their findings for their latest run of tests here

AntiVirusKit (AVK) by G DATA Security was the winner out of the 17 Products tested

Perhaps most interestingly was the fact that Microsoft's OneCare scored so poorly it did not even warrant a rating in the results. This alone should be vindication for the EU who slapped an AntiTrust suit on Microsoft to prevent them from locking off their kernel, thereby reducing the effectiveness of other AV products - thank god we aren't forced to rely on OneCare!

Also tested were

AEC - TrustPort AV WS
Alwil Software - Avast! Professional
AVIRA - AntiVir PE Premium
Doctor Web - Dr. Web
ESET - NOD32 Anti-Virus
Fortinet - FortiClient
Frisk Software - F-Prot Anti-Virus
F-Secure - F-Secure Anti-Virus
GriSoft - AVG Anti-Malware
Kaspersky Labs - Kaspersky AV
McAfee - McAfee VirusScan
Microsoft - Microsoft OneCare
MicroWorld - eScan Anti-Virus
Norman ASA - NormanVirusControl
Softwin - BitDefender Prof.+
Symantec - Norton Anti-Virus