Consumer Reports Ranks ESET SC #2 - 1 point behind leader

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by MarcR, May 3, 2013.

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  1. MarcR

    MarcR Registered Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    This month's Consumer Reports reviewed antivirus products and Ranked Eset NOD32 the Second best antivirus, just 1 point behind the #1 rated product. NOD32 was also awarded the CR "Recommended" rating. CR said: "ESET was very good at protecting against live online exploits, easy to use, and efficient at managing resources. It was good at detecting malware and protecting against newly discovered malware. Warnings were clear with appropriate guidance on how to proceed in case of problems."

    1. Recommended: G Data Internet Security 2013 (Score 67)

    2. Recommended: ESET Smart Security 6 (Score 66 )

    3. Recommended: F-Secure Internet Security 2013 (Score 64)

    4. Recommended: Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (Score 63)

    5. Recommended: Avira Internet Security 2013 (Score 62)

    6. Avast! Internet Security 7 (Score 57)

    7. BitDefender Internet Security 2013 (Score 56)

    8. Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 (Score 54)

    9. BullGuard Internet Security 2013 (Score 53)

    10. McAfee Internet Security 2013 (Score 53)

    11. AVG Internet Security 2013 (Score 51)

    12. Norton Internet Security 2013 (Score 50)

    13. Check Point ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2013 (Score 45)

    14. Panda Internet Security 2013 (Score 43)
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  2. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Can you provide a link to the source? Or is that only for paid customers?

  3. anniew

    anniew Registered Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    I'd have to check their methodology, but it appears like the top five are nearly "equal" according to this chart - all recommends.

    Also, not sure why the Microsoft product is not included. Since it comes with the OS, it would be interesting to know where it lands on their scale, if nothing other than to "baseline" the rest. Might be embarrassing to the others if it hit a 57, but maybe it would only rank a 39 or 40.
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