20th August 2013, 07:42 #1
Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky best; Windows Defender the worst says AV-TEST
AV-TEST, a security firm based in Madgeburg, Germany, subjected 28 security suites to a battery of exhaustive tests to determine which could best protect user PCs.
Bitdefender, F-Secure and Kaspersky Lab were among the top, with 100% scores. Microsoft Windows Defender came in almost at the bottom of the list, placing 14th out of 15.
Read it at Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky Rated Top Anti-Virus Suites.
So whats your take? Should we switch from Windows Defender to something free like Avast or Avira?
20th August 2013, 08:46 #2
Interesting and don't agree with their findings. First I've been fixing a few computers lately that have been seriously infected with adware and trojans and all were using up to date AVG. Second, I've tested a few Antivirus programs and Comodo and Emsisoft (free version) came out on top. The test were done in a real environment (not using any virtual programs) with 1978 total samples, this has been put on a video thats uploaded to Youtube. The only editing I've done on my video was that to save time (I do have each program in separate videos) and compacted all into one. Also as a note, the worst defenders on peoples computer that I come across are, 1. McAfee 2. Norton 3. MSE 4. AVG.
AVG at 95.0 Failed to initialize removal
Microsoft Security Essentials at 16.0% Failed, froze up.
Norton at 75.0 failed due to low detection rate
So when it comes to AV-Test, I have ask about their character and are they getting paid like other sites to up their ratings. My test results are basically equal to that of “Virus Bulletin”, so something is really wrong here.
Comodo was tested by AV-Test in June and scored a 100%, now what, did it fall that much since then?
Just go to Youtube and search for "Antivirus Detection Test", look for my name, the evidence is there.
Last edited by michaelm; 20th August 2013 at 09:09.
20th August 2013, 09:24 #3