Last edited by Cliff S; 26 Jun 2016 at 02:51.
That image is saying, Trend Micro is the best AV?
Thanks, So it's a good AV then?
But after years of using Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender and remaining malware & virus free, with no false positves, I would stay with Defender & Malwarebytes Anti Exploit(not to be confused with Anti Malware).
Cheers, will give it a try when window 10 lets me install a 3rd party AV as I can only get 4 to install at the moment, bitdefender, avast Avira and kaspersky.
COMPARATIVE AV reports are 100% A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME -- so the whole thread is an exercise in "Yawn-o-nomics" !!!
My reasoning is here : (Note my remarks are for individuals / home users - not large corporate Lans)
1) Any new virus etc can appear at ANY TIME so any past reports of effectiveness or otherwise of a particular piece of software will be HUGELY OUT OF DATE.
2) Windows has a perfectly good built in system -- now built right into the KERNEL of the OS and updated often daily - any 3rd party AV software can't react as quickly - not without reverse engineering the kernel.
3) The current OS is still being tested and modified - so any software that relies on hooks / parts of code integrating with the kernel might not work after the next Windows update
4) most 3rd party stuff switches off the built in security -- and probably adds overhead to the OS.
5) You can much better protect a computer with a decent FIREWALL and proper rules.
6) most threats these days come from USER problems -- giving away passwords, opening "Scam look alike websites with harmful links", sending money to unckecked people etc etc.
7) even Torrent sites don't have much / any malware in them now -- especially if you only download music / video with proper file extensions such as .flac, .mp3 .mp4 .mkv etc. Any virus say embedded into an mkv or mp3 file will be just NOISE for the music / video application or render the file unplayable --so no damage done. Don't open zip / rar / .exe / .msi files from torrents.
Seriously folks - for individuals the day of 3rd party AV software is PASSED. !!!
These reports can be skewed anyway they want. I've seen different security rating sites and on one site a certain AV program may be at the top and in another in the bottom.