03 October 2011

Choose the Best Antivirus (av-comparatives test)

av-comparatives-aug-2011Now I will discuss about the various latest antivirus test results conducted by the examining institution antivirus, av-comparatives. On the test this time also included some free antivirus, so it could be a reference which is best.

Recent tests conducted by av-comparatives.org in the year 2011 is the test on-demand test, a test by carrying out scans of various samples of the virus (malware) that many previously circulated. The test was last performed on 27 September 2011, so it is still up to date.

Below are included in antivirus tests:
  • Avast! Free Antivirus 6.0
  • AVG Anti-virus Free Edition 10.0
  • AVIRA Antivir Personal 10.2
  • BitDefender AntiVirus Plus 2012
  • eScan Anti-Virus 11.0
  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.0
  • F-Secure Anti-Virus 2011
  • G DATA AntiVirus 2012
  • K7 TotalSecurity 11.1
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012
  • Kingsoft AntiVirus 2010.2.10.1
  • McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011
  • Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1
  • Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5
  • PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus 8.0
  • Qithoo 360 Antivirus 2.0
  • Sophos Anti-Virus 9.7
  • Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 2012
  • Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+ 2012
  • Trustport Antivirus 2012
  • Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 7.0
Unlike the previous test, the test this time some free products as well as to participate in the tests, thus helping us to compare where the best anti-virus. Free antivirus which take a part were: Avast, AVG, Avira, Panda and MSE (Microsoft). Test this time av-comparatives using samples of malware (viruses, worms, trojans, etc) as many as 206,043 are more outstanding in the previous month. Here are some test results are:

Percentage number of samples that were not detected

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The number of error detection by antivirus

jumlah kesalahan deteksi antivirus (semakin kecil semakin bagus)

scan speed

kecepatan scan antivirus (semakin besar semakin bagus)

on the graph above that I put a red arrow is a free antivirus. For free antivirus, total summarized as follows:
  1. Avira with 99.5%
  2. Panda Cloud with 99.3%
  3. Avast with 97.3%
  4. AVG with 95.7%
  5. Microsoft with 92.3%
seen from the number of detected malware Avira Free Edition is superior to other free antivirus, but seen from velocity scan Avast! Free Antivirus superior even when compared to the paid antivirus Avast! Free Antivirus is still the most superior. Then to the problem of error detection Microsoft Security Essential is the best between free version and AVG among the most widely made ​​a mistake.

For those who want to use free antivirus of 5 products on test, it looks like the best option is Avira or Avast. Although pandas including top rankings, but Panda using technology, so each time to be online to get the best results. In terms of capability, Avira did look slightly superior, but in terms of features included, I think Avast is still superior. So the decision to use which remained in the hands of individual users.

The best antivirus Award
For antivirus total, as before G-Data is still top ranked for detection capabilities, with a total of 99.7%, followed by Trustport by 99.6%, and then in the third position there are Avira and Qihoo with respective values ​​99.5%.To view and read the more complete results, please download the report in PDF form from the page av-comparatives.org


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  2. Great Antivirus info and research. Thanks.

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