Wednesday, June 13, 2012

AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report – March and April - 2012, Top Products from

During March and April, AV-Test (  ) tested twenty-two  consumer   internet security products in the areas of protection, repair, and usability.  The highest score possible in each category was 6.0.  The test was on Windows 7.  The top 10 products, and  total scores  are contained in the table below.  You’ll have to go to the web site for the individual scores and to download free one-page reports on each of the companies.  The web site doesn’t total and rank the results.  Two products failed certification.  These were from AhnLab and ESET.

The top internet security products in order were -  BitDefender Internet Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, F-Secure Internet Security, G Data Internet Security, AVG Free, AVG Internet Security, BullGuard Internet Security, Norton Internet Security, Panda Cloud Antivirus, and Avira Internet Security.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 was Product of the Year, with BitDefender Internet Security 2012, F-Secure Internet Security, and Avira Internet Security 2012 receiving  Top Rated recognition.

For the January/February results on Windows XP:
There are many test groups out there.  You should also look at test results from Virus Bulletin  and AV-comparatives  as well. 


The AV-TEST Institute is a leading international and independent service provider in the fields of IT security and anti-virus research.  The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyze it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform their customers of the top-quality results obtained.

About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an Austrian Non-Profit-Organization, which provides independent Anti-Virus software tests free to the public.

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