AV-Test has tested 23 paid and free security software on Windows Vista and released its findings. The security software were judged in the areas of Protection, Repair and Usability.
During the 4th quarter of 2010 we have tested 23 security products in the areas protection, repair and usability.
The “Protection” covers static and dynamic malware detection, including real-world 0-Day attack testing.
In case of “Repair”, we check the system disinfection and rootkit removal in detail.
The “Usability” testing includes the system slow-down caused by the tools and the number of false positives.
A product has to reach at least 12 out of 18 possible points in order to receive a certification. 18 products have fulfilled our requirements and received an AV-Test certificate.
BitDefender Internet Security Suite 2011 received top scores in the Protection list, Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 received top scores in the Repair List and F-Secure Internet Security 2011 received the top scores in the Usability list.
However F-Secure Internet Security 2011 managed to get the highest score in terms of the total of the 3 parameters.
Here is list of top 5 security software according to them ranked by their Protection score:
- BitDefender: Internet Security Suite 2011
- BullGuard: Internet Security 10.0
- Kaspersky: Internet Security 2011
- Panda: Internet Security 2011
- F-Secure: Internet Security 2011
Microsoft Security Essentials has also passed and received this AV-Test certification.
The test reports can be found here.
Which antivirus or security software do you use? Is it mentioned here ?