Another confusing report for my remaining brain cell to digest.
NSS Labs tested a dozen well-known security vendors: Avast, AVG, Avira, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Norman, Norton, Panda, Total Defense, and Trend Micro. Trend Micro led the pack, with 92 percent detection. Kaspersky came next, with 85 percent. AVG, Norton, and McAfee clustered as a second tier, with 64, 63, and 61 percent respectively.
Trend Micro has the best phishing protection. But when was the last time it received any overwhelming endorsement for general malware protection on this Forum? Of the browsers tested, Opera wasn't even included. But Bill ... didn't you post something just a few weeks ago about Opera being best at something security related?