Saturday, October 29, 2011 Whole Product Dynamic Test – September 2011

The top five products in the and the "Whole Product Dynamic Real World Test” for September has some major antivirus and internet security suite vendors performing not so well. The top five for September were BitDefender, F-Secure, Trend Micro, McAfee, and Symantec. Avira and K7 dropped out of the top 5. K7 dropped to fourth from the bottom, while Sophos, WebRoot, PC-Tools cannot be smiling, rounding out the bottom three. Avira was the top “free” vendor. This test may not greatly effect revenues, but there are bragging rights in these tests;).

September Results Whole Product Dynamic Test

1. 99.7 – BitDefender
2. 99.0 – F-Secure
3. 98.8 – Trend Micros
4. 98.7 – McAfee
5. 98.7 - Symantec

August Results Whole Product Dynamic Test

1. 99.5 – Trend Micro
2. 99.0 – Symantec
3. 98.4 – Avira
4. 98.4 – BitDefender
5. 97.9 – K7

To see complete results for September (twelve more vendors), go to and view the monthly report. More important though, are results over a period of time. For a one quarter write-up

The 2012 versions of antivirus and internet security suites have been rolling out of the last couple of months. These will probably be incorporated into the test bed, replacing the 2011 versions. This test group continues to innovate in their testing. Go to their website to check out the anti-phishing test (to be covered another time).

Go to to play with the interactive table. You can also modify the time period and view results.

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