Sunday, August 14, 2011

AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report – Q2 2011

During the 2nd quarter of 2011, AV-Test ( ) tested 22 internet security products in the areas protection, repair and usability. The highest score possible in each category was 6.0. The test was on Windows XP. Six company’s products failed the test by failing to achieve a score of 11 or greater. The companies with the top 4 scores and the avg score of the three categories are below:

AV-Test Top Performers Q2 2011

• 5.7 - F-Secure
• 5.7 - BitDefender
• 5.3 - Kaspersky
• 5.2 - Panda
• 4.5 - Symantec
• 4.5 - Sophos
• 4.5 - G Data
• 4.5 - Avast

For more details on the test, scores for all 22 companies, names of the product tested and a detailed one-page report for each product tested, go to

Comodo did not perform well in this test. They did not receive an AV-test certificate. They topped a CNET poll for top free antivirus solution in March.

For a table showing’s results for Q1 on Windows Vista combined with Whole Product Dynamic Test, go to

About AV-Test (

AV-Test GmbH is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Anti-Virus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products. To learn more about them, go to

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