What is the best antivirus program for your PC ?
Many of windows users use antivirus programs from different providers without taking any advice from their near and dear ones. What they do is check the buzz about popular antivirus programs and choose one of them. If any one of windows users want to install an antivirus program on their PC then they should check the independent reviews from different Antivirus Testing Labs.
If you are looking for a good Antivirus Program then you should check the following report from Anti-Malware Lab. The objective of their study is:
The objective of this test is to check personal antiviruses for their capacity to detect and remove malware successfully (without interfering with operation system operability) after it penetrated into your computer, started acting and hid its activity.
The total number of Antiviruses were 17 in number which included the topmost performing antivirus companies.
The viruses used were
The test was performed on the malware applications selected in accordance with the following demands:
- AdWare.Virtumonde (Vundo)
- Rustock (NewRest)
- Sinowal (Mebroot)
- Email-Worm.Scano (Areses)
- TDL (TDSS, Alureon, Tidserv)
- TDL2 (TDSS, Alureon, Tidserv)
- Rootkit.Podnuha (Boaxxe)
- Rootkit.Pakes (synsenddrv)
- Rootkit.Protector (Cutwail, Pandex, Pushdo)
- Virus.Protector (Kobcka, Neprodoor)
- Xorpix (Eterok)
- SubSys (Trojan.Okuks)
- TDL3 v.3.17 (TDSS, Alureon, Tidserv)
The following result was inferred from the tests
As far as we can see, only 6 of 17 tested antiviruses showed good results in active infection healing. In accordance with award system applied to all such tests, no antivirus won Platinum Malware Treatment Award
Dr.Web and Kaspersky Antivirus showed the best testing results as they healed the system correctly in 13 of 16 cases and deservedly won Gold Malware Treatment Award.
Avast! Professional Edition and Microsoft Security Essentials that won Silver Malware Treatment Award as well as Norton Anti-Virus and F-Secure Anti-Virus that won Bronze Malware Treatment Award also showed good results.
It is necessary to pay special attention to unexpectedly great results of a new free Microsoft Security Essentials that managed to become one of the best prizewinners of this complicated test on the first try. This result proves that the corporation pays great attention to the problem of active infection healing.
Check the full Report by Anti-Malware Test Lab here.