Anti-Virus Report Shows Kaspersky On Top With McAfee And Microsoft Last In Protection

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In the quest to quell all the malware that persists in the world, you need a good antimalware solution, but one is not just as good as the next. In a new report, Dennis Technology Labs compared 9 of the top anti-malware products from various companies to see which handled the onslaught the best.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 topped the list, boasting 100% “Legitimate Accuracy” and 99% “Total Accuracy”, while ESET Smart Security 7 wasn’t far behind with 100% and 98% respectively, and third place went to Norton Internet Security with 97% and 97%.

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Bringing up the rear in ugly fashion was Microsoft Security Essentials and McAfee Internet Security. Microsoft’s Legitimate Accuracy was solid enough at 98%, but its Total Accuracy was a measly 66%. McAfee, which is owned by Intel, fared worse at 61% and 65%, respectively.

That accuracy rating takes into account not just how many threats the software detected, but also how much legitimate software it allowed to run.

Dennis Technology Labs also noted in the report that blocking websites based on reputation appears to be a solid approach. Further, for what it’s worth, there was a general discrepancy between the effectiveness of free versus paid software. Among the top five, only Avast! Free Antivirus 8 was free to use.
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Why is Nod32 on this list ?

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ESET is NOD32

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Glad I moved from AVG to avast years ago.

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JMeloni replied on Sat, Dec 21 2013 1:11 PM

AVAST for free, Kaspersky for PAID. ESET for PAID as well

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Jun replied on Sat, Dec 21 2013 1:14 PM

I thought a MSE was supposed to be good! Now I have to get Avast. I've had pretty good luck with MSE, though. And its much cleaner looking than Avast.

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Jun replied on Sat, Dec 21 2013 1:59 PM

They tested these AV on an unpatched SP1 Windows 7... I believe that MSE would score a bit higher if they just updated it. I've been pretty safe with MSE.

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RiCoFrost replied on Sat, Dec 21 2013 2:33 PM

I use webroot spysweeper and love it, its so light and fast.

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ECouts replied on Sat, Dec 21 2013 4:05 PM

And where's Comodo?

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I'll keep my Windows 7 patched and run the FREE version of Avast, thank you very much.

 SPAM-posters beware! ®

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replied on Sun, Dec 22 2013 6:32 AM

good!

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mhenriday replied on Sun, Dec 22 2013 7:02 AM

Shadowserver presents statistics on how well major AV-programmes do, both on a daily as well as, perhaps more informatively, on e g, a bi-monthly basis. Check it out !...

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mhenriday replied on Sun, Dec 22 2013 7:13 AM

Sorry, the three links I attempted to insert in my posting above disappeared. Here they are, in order : https://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/Shadowserver/Mission, https://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/VirusDailyStats, and https://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/AV/Virus60-DayStats, respectively....

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D3FCON replied on Sun, Dec 22 2013 6:11 PM

Avast for Sure, I actually pay for the higher end version of Avast and it is Top Notch. Mcafee is more a virus than a removal tool :)

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basroil replied on Mon, Dec 23 2013 6:44 AM

If you read the fine print, the tests involve same day viruses, i.e. ones that there is still no patch for, and all "viruses" are website based links. While it's certainly a valid test, it's hardly conclusive outside zero-day vulnerabilities, and zero-day vulnerabilities are generally the domain of the IE11 filter and Windows Defender and not really the strong suit of MSE

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I am happy that I moved from AVG to avast. one of my friend using Techgenie antivirus, and he is happy with this

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