Fight of antiviruses, or What program to choose? You know
how many updates release per day Panda? And Kaspersky`s Antivirus? And what of these anti-virus programs is better? With what antivirus the computer will brake less? Whether it is possible to provide 100% protection against malicious software? Answers to all questions - in this article!
Producers of anti-virus programs have a good tradition every year rather seriously to update the product, to add useful functions, to improve the interface. The come 2009 did not become an exception.
For few months about New year almost all authors “ protective “ ON declared cardinal improvement of the programs. Let`s check what from this is true and we will try to define the best of the best!
At once we will note an axiom: bases of an antivirus always should be supported in an actual state. But with one program it is simple, and with another - it is almost impossible to make! The test center AV - Test reported: the firm - the developer F - Secure gives out few updates during week-end are insignificant, and at Panda Security in the evening and night of updates you will not wait in general! Let`s calm: it is not terrible as in each antiviral program respecting itself there is a technology allowing to determine its injuriousness by behavior of the program. Such program in the register to change something will get, and the antivirus will block the uninvited guest at once and will warn about invasion of the user. And the computer has to be, certainly, under protection “ good “ programs day and night, on the globe each 30 seconds the baby - the virus dangerous even for " is born; adults “ computers and experienced users.
Quite certain requirements are imposed to any antivirus: appendices are obliged to be able to protect the computer from viruses, hackers and other “ bad “ programs and people. So, " components; defender “ there have to be actually an antivirus, spam - the filter and a firewall. At the same time the antivirus should not “ to eat “ it is too much system resources, but it is obliged to communicate with the ordinary person in normal human language.
What program best of all corresponds all this “ simple “ to requirements?
In - the first, we will disappoint at once … 100% protection against viruses and other computer misfortunes does not exist! But the threshold of detection of viruses is high: almost all candidates for protection of your computer managed to find more than 98% “ malchishy - bad boys “. And only Panda showed not really good result in 92 percent.
To distinguish spies much more difficult therefore also the percent of exact hits was lower: the majority of programs stopped on a mark of 95%, and only BitDefender blundered, having stopped for 88%.
We obtained the most interesting data on updates of antiviruses. Norton Internet Security (by the way, in confidence we will tell - the winner of our test) receives up to 6 200 updates in a month! For comparison - Avira is limited to 126 new signatures.
One more interesting indicator - false operations. We forced programs to scan 2,5 million various files. Our winner never sounded a false alarm. And here the silver prize-winner of our research - Kaspersky`s Antivirus - the greatest number of times was mistaken.
We will please you: all new versions considerably accelerated scanning of files and speed of work, and also began to take away less random access memory. If last year the best result made 200 MB, then the largest volume now - 82 MB. As you can see, hunger of antiviruses managed to be moderated almost twice without loss of protective qualities. And distinctions in the speed of work of antiviruses can be found, only directly starting them on the device and noting time.
Data are as follows: Norton - to the winner needed only 33 minutes on full scanning whereas the Panda on the same actions needed 97 minutes, it is almost three times more! We conducted also some other researches - on copying of files, on transfer and some other indicators. Kaspersky`s Antivirus and F - Security can brag of the best results.
The normal antivirus has to have the simple and available interface clear to any user. With it Norton Internet Security have no problems. At Kaspersky all settings are united in tabs that is very convenient. These programs allow to see threats on color indicators (at Kaspersky all this is executed in nice flowers of the traffic light: green - everything is all right, yellow - there are threats, red - threats can be realized). And here the Panda it was succeeded to update only with the help of the expert, for this reason this program will hardly suit those, only begins the travel to the conquering computer world.
It is very desirable that the user could call service of technical support at any time and receive the answer to any question. All antiviruses give such opportunity, an exception only one: Panda Software.
Well and if suddenly the system glitches, then it is quite good to have near at hand a loading disk which will help to restore your defender. With all programs of this class such devices are delivered. Here an exception too only one - Avira antivirus.
So, final rating of programs of antiviruses:
1. Norton Internet Security 2009 - the fast productivity and the convenient interface;
2. Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 - productivity is a little less, but the interface with indication at height;
3. F-Secure Internet Security 2009 - productivity is good, but concedes to two of our leaders in friendliness of the interface;
4. G Data Internet Security 2009 - the program mediocre;
5. BitDefender Internet Security 2009 - quite helps out;
6. Panda Internet Security 2009 and Avira Antivir Premium Security Suite 2008 - showed the worst results almost in all respects.
Generally, choose Kaspersky`s Antivirus, and there will be to you happiness! In sense, you will have no viruses and problems. Only do not forget to update in due time anti-virus bases and in time to prolong the license. Expenses, by the way, for the original version of the Antivirus of Kaspersky will make about 1000 rubles, and the virus can do troubles on where a large sum. Do not forget about a saying “ Penny-wise and pound-foolish “! Popular wisdom, however!