Monday, July 30, 2012

July AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report – May Through June 2012

During May and June, AV-Test (www.AV-Test.org   ) tested twenty-five 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. Go  to their   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.  No products failed certification. McAfee barely received certification, with the low score of 11.0.

AV-Test Top Scores  - May Through June Test
  • BitDefender Internet Security 2012 – 17.0
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 – 16.5
  • F-Secure Internet Security 2012 – 16.5
  • Check Point Zone Alarm Free Antivirus – 16.0
Newly added to the test, Check Point ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall, Fortinet FortiClient Lite and Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free Antivirus.

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

AV-Test Top Products  in the March April Test  
  • BitDefender Internet Security – 17.0
  • Kaspersky Internet Security  - 16.5
  • F-Secure Internet Security - 16.0
  • G Data Internet Security  16.0
To see a table of the top ten and the scores  for this test and the scores, go to http://kensek.blogspot.com/2012/06/av-test-product-review-and.html
  
There are many test groups out there.  You should also look at test results from Virus Bulletin www.virusbtn.com  and AV-comparatives www.av-comparatives.org  as well.

About AV-Test.org  http://www.av-test.org

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.   


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