Virus Protection Software Ratings
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If you're trying to find the best virus protection software available, consider checking out the site of AV Comparativers. This is an independent organization which tests 21 major virus protection programs and shows how they peform in real world tests (crawling software searches out malicious sites to test the programs against); how well the programs find malicious files after they are on a computer; how they affect system performance; how they do at malware removal; implementing anti-phishing protection; and how well they provide firewall protection when a computer is attached to a public network.
AV Comparatives usually issues reports twice a year and provides online bar graphs illustrating how competing applications stack up against one another. See this bar graph showing how well different software does in finding malicious files:
While all of the programs reach a certain baseline above 90% , you want the most effective program, not one like AVG which will fail to find 6% more malicious files than a top program. The above chart can be adjusted to account for different types of tests performed by AV Comparatives during different time periods. See: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php
Each year AV Comparatives issues an annual report describing how different security programs function, and choosing a Product of the Year. Kaspersky Lab got the award in 2015, but Bit Defender scored just as highly.