Anti Virus Cross Reference

Free anti-virus cross reference table. Use this guide to see what is good or not so good about each available anti-virus and then make your choice to download the software from the respective anti-virus website.


Anti-Virus: Avira Avast Home AVG 8.5 Free Microsoft Beta PC Tools Comodo
Performance Superior Superior Very Good Very Good Fair Fair
Detection of WildList viruses 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 98%
Detection of AV-Test zoo threats: backdoors 99% 98% 98% 98% 65% 87%
Detection of AV-Test zoo threats: bots 96% 96% 96% 97% 49% 71%
Detection of AV-Test zoo threats: Trojan horses 99% 99% 95% 98% 46% 46%
Detection of AV-Test zoo threats: worms 100% 99% 99% 99% 83% 78%
Heuristic detection with two-week-old signatures 53% 46% 47% 52% 33% 41%
Heuristic detection with four-week-old signatures 45% 41% 41% 44% 37% 39%
Spyware detection: password stealer 100% 98% 97% 97% 62% 89%
Spyware detection: banking-info stealer 99% 97% 89% 91% 28% 73%
Adware detection 92% 92% 94% 93% 39% 67%
Successful cleanup of malware (removal of all active components) 100% 100% 100% 100% 90% 90%
Rate of false positives 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.12%
Scan speed (upon accessing a 741MB file; in seconds) 28 38 50 77 38 63
Design score Good Good Good Very Good Good Good
Phone support None None $50 per incident, toll-free number None None None
Online support Online forums E-mail support, online forums Online forums Online forums Online forums Online forums

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