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Windows 7: AV-Test Institute - 2011 awards

30 Sep 2012   #1
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
AV-Test Institute - 2011 awards presented Feb, 2012

After viewing the AV-Test Institute (AVTI) results, I might consider changing my AV software once again. I've used almost every verndor's solution at one point or another. Note that their testing methodology is based on XP systems.
edit: Thanks Hopalong for pointing out other testing

Over the past 3 or 4 years, I've been using the FREE solutions from AVG or Avast (current protection). Both provide excellent protection and are well regarded in reviews. But according to this report - both are middle of the road. I guess that's a fair price to pay for free.

Is AV-Test Institute a reliable resource? The security vendors think so - they post the awards from AVTI on their pages.


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30 Sep 2012   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

That is awards for 2011 A/V presented in February 2012.

The latest quarterly report for W7. > http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/mayjun-2012/
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30 Sep 2012   #3
z3r010

 

Not news - moved to general security section.
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30 Sep 2012   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Thanks - I changed the title.
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That is awards for 2011 A/V presented in February 2012.

I'm still learning where to place stuff. I think I posted something in the general security section before and read that if it didn't involve solving an issue - it belonged in the security news section. I'll figure it out some day
- thanks for moving it.
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Not news - moved to general security section.
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30 Sep 2012   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

The column heading/sort option isn't all that clear. If your sort by protection (left of text label) Avast is a solid middle. Usabilty bumps the overall rating up. But yeah, I've been happy with it. Thanks for the win7 info - i hadn't looked that deep.
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30 Sep 2012   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Yes I realized after my post the list was alphabetic not best to worse so I edited my earlier post.
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