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Windows 7: Kaspersky and Norton Earn AAA Protection Rating

17 Oct 2012   #1
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Kaspersky and Norton Earn AAA Protection Rating

When evaluating an antivirus product, I always perform hands-on tests, checking how well it wipes out viruses, Trojans, and other malware from an infested PC, and also testing its ability to defend a clean PC against attack. I also look at test results from five major independent labs: AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, ICSA Labs, Virus Bulletin, and West Coast Labs.

My selection of these five isn't a value judgment; I'm not necessarily saying they're the best. The big virtue shared by these five labs is that they regularly publish test results that are freely available for anyone to view. In most cases, the antivirus vendors each pay part of the cost of the test.

A Guy

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20 Oct 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Years ago I monitored web sites on which anti virus programs were the best and it always changed back and forth of a few top brands. I have used KIS, Symantec Norton, Webroot with Spysweeper, Trend Micro, Zone Alarm and probably some I can't remember. They all were store bought. Things they had in common.
1. They all kept my computer safe
2. They all had a few false positives
3. They all cost money
4. They all wanted to control the computer causing me to constantly make adjustments (tinker)
5. They all worked fairly well with XP-Pro if you didn't mind tinkering all the time to do normal computer things.
6. All of them didn't want to work well with Windows 7 for what ever reason. These problems might of been fixed by now. Reading through many post here I don't think so.
The last straw was Trend Micro (Bought from Best Buy)I had on two computers.
Remove Trend Micro form both computers after a month of fighting with it and destroyed the CD. Then I installed MSE along with MAM and haven't looked back.
In my opinion the people that do the testing of such programs will never let a Microsoft security program ever look good whether it is or not. These testing organizations are in bed with companies who offer paid for versions.
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