The great thing about Neil Rubenking and PC Magazine Antivirus best antivirus software 2012 and best internet security suite reviews in general is that he is thorough. He does his homework. He discusses the changes from the previous year rather than just doing a “feature” list. And his style is both detailed and entertaining.
Antivirus solutions provide “basic” protection. For more comprehensive protection, you should take a look at security vendors’ internet security suites, or their power internet security suites. These contain even more features, or bloatware, depending on your own personal beliefs. When looking at pricing, note that some of the licenses are for one user, others are for three. Pairing up with a bud or two can save you some $ for a Starbucks card.
Summary Scores - Best Antivirus Software 2012 - Best Antivirus for 2012
In the table below, products are listed numerically, highest to lowest, and reverse alphabetical order for consistency.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus and Norton Antivirus 2012 received the Editors' choice designation from PC Magazine and Neil Rubenking. AVG Antivirus Free Edition received this designation for free antivirus.
4.5 - Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus2012 - Editors Choice
4.5 - Norton Antivirus 2012-Editors Choice
4.0 - AVG Antivirus Free 2012 - Editors Choice
4.0 - Avira Free 2012
4.0 – BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012
3.5 – Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5 Free Edition
3.5 – Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012
3.5 – G Data Antivirus 2012
3.5 - McAfee Antivirus 2012
3.0 - F-Secure Antivirus 2012
3.0 – Zone Alarm Antivirus + Firewall 2012
3.0 - PC Antivirus Pro 2012
3.0 – Panda Antivirus Pro 2012
3.0 – Output Antivirus Pro 7.5
3.0 - Bullguard Antivirus 12http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
2.5 – TrustPort Antivirus 2012
2.5 – Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus+ 2012
It’s definitely worthwhile going to the detailed multi-page reviews and to examine Neil Rubenking’s anti-phishing, anti-malware, and anti-malware removal charts for the products he has reviewed so far for PC Magazine.
To see a list of Best Internet Security Suites 2012, go to http://kensek.blogspot.com/2011/08/best-internet-security-suites-2012-pc.html .
From www.Kensek.blogspot.com , you can also see compilations of other reviews and tests, blogs merging the results of product reviews and performance tests from multiple publications, etc.