PC Magazine, PC World, and some publications in the UK, and Australia aren’t the only ones publishing best antivirus or best internet security test results for consumer antivirus and internet security solutions. German consumer goods tester Stiftung Warentest has also released a study.
Free virus scanners can provided adequate protection from Internet threats, according to Stiftung Warentest’s study. This test group tested 14 consumer products. The top four free products in this group’s testing:
- Avira Free Antivirus
- Avast Free Antivirus
- AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
- Microsoft Security Essentials
The top paid for antivirus (internet security) solutions:
- G Data Internet Security 2012
- Avira Internet Security 2012
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Avira and Kaspersky were among www.av-comparatives.org four top rated products for 2011.