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Windows 7 Anti-malware Products Compared

ZDNet, By Larry Seltzer

AV-TEST Institute, an independent test lab specializing in anti-malware, has released the results of their latest tests of anti-malware products. These tests were run on 64-bit Windows 7 in January and February of this year.

The tests compared nine business products and 25 consumer products. The products were compared for detection of malware, including 0-day malware for which the products had no signature; performance impact on the system; and false positive detections and warnings.

Among the business products, Trend Micro Office Scan 10.6 had the highest score, followed closely by Bitdefender Endpoint Security and G Data AntiVirus Business. The top consumer products were Bitdefender Internet Security, Kaspersky Lab Internet Security, and Qihoo 360 Internet Security. Read more.