- 16.3% - Avast
- 11.7% - Avira
- 11.0% - AVG Technologies
- 10.1% - Microsoft
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Best Free Antivirus Mash-up - PC Magazine, PC World, AV-Comparatives.org
August 1 - Updated table at
PC World published “Free Antivirus You Can Trust” on April 29. The table below is a simple compilation of scores from PC World, AV-Comparatives.org and PC Magazine, of four free antivirus SW packages, from Avast, Avira, AVG Technologies, and Panda, respectively.
These were the top 4 free antivirus products in the "trust" article. The article in PC World has a table ranking seven free antivirus packages. The number of stars given range from 3.5 to 4.5.
For each publication in the table below, the first column is the ranking. The second is the number of stars. For www.av-comparatives.org , the maximum number of stars that could be awarded was five
Sources for the Rankings
PC Magazine – April 20 the Best Antivirus for 2012 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372369,00.asp
PC World - April 29, Free Antivirus You Can Trust http://www.pcworld.com/article/254121/free_antivirus_you_can_trust.html
AV-Comparatives.org - March – 2012 On Demand Detection of Malicious Software (about 18 products in this free report)
In terms of global market share, the top four antivirus products as of March 2012 (www.OPSWAT.com )
For ratings of more antivirus packages (Neil Rubenking and PC Magazine)