PC Mag: Best Antivirus Software for 2011

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  1. InfinityAz

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  2. trjam

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    what a stupid magazine. How can you rate the best and not include Avast and Eset. Regardless of where they might stack up. Stupid article.
     
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    so... webroot wins? only had a quick look... tests are starting to bore me to be honest.
     
  4. Vladimyr

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    "Most of the heavy hitters have released their 2011 editions, but we're still waiting for ZoneAlarm, Avast!, and PrevX, among others." -The Best Antivirus Software for 2011 - Neil J. Rubenking - 11.10.2010

    He's waiting for avast! to release their "2011 edition"... Could be quite a wait :D
     
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    another biased and pointless discussion on pcmag's article,Mods must close it.
     
  6. Victek

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    Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper 2011 scored very well in the PCmag.com test. Review is here:

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2366659,00.asp

    I feel the tests/reviews have value, but they shouldn't be viewed as absolute. Tests do a good job of broadly separating the good products from the not so good. The problem starts when people want a simplistic answer to "which one is the best?" and you know what happens here when someone asks that question. :rolleyes:
     
  7. dr pan k

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    so eset,avira and avast doesnt exist (which count for 350 M users or so) and kaspersky is second worst in virus removal.
    they state: " Webroot (see below) has eclipsed Norton as our best ". though i aint a great fan of norton its hard to imagine webroot eclipsing symantec....
     
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    Till now norton was there ec and now suddenly webroot is
    did webroot pay him more ? with prevx they got more money ? o_O
    and as mentioned by dr no avira or avast
    was mse there ? didnt bother to read the whole crap article :thumbd:
     
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    Basically this is a best of the worst review with a few top dogs thrown in like Kaspersky, F Secure, Bitdefender, and AVG.
     
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    I don't take articles like this seriously as they are not directed at the average member of this forum. They are catering to a novice user base. I don't use any suite with the default settings so all of these tests are irrelevant to me and probably most of us here. I do find them somewhat entertaining to read, but I would not purchase anything based on their findings.
     
  11. 3GUSER

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    Very strange because Norton is still EC (have a look at the article) but Norton is give 3.5 / 5 points where Webroot gets 4.5 / 5 .

    According to the Malware removal chart Norton got it best while Webroot has less points

    I am awaiting for the PC-World's review that they did last year with AV-Test. Also awaiting for AVC's corporate comparative (IBK, what happens here? :) )
     
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    I can't say with certainty why these products were not included in this "2011" review, but they have been reviewed and can easily be found by searching the site. For instance Avast Internet Security is included in "The Best Security Suites for 2010" review. It may simply be because Avast 5 is not a new product for 2011 that it wasn't included. I think you're perceiving bias where none exists. If you don't agree with the reviews that another matter. Regarding Webroot it's not necessary to imagine anything. You can download a trial version from the webroot site and test it yourself if you wish.
     
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    http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,2806,4829,00.asp this page shows nis and nav both with 4.5 and as EC
    and wav with 4 and wis with 4.5 and ec tag
    in the link posted by infinity nav is suddenly 3.5 and still EC whereas wav becomes 4.5 and EC
    different ratings at different places !
     
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    They just made a mistake - errare humanum est! If U click the Nav link posted by infinity it will direct u to the review where it got 4.5.
     
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    LOL 2011?
    Hahahahaha
     
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    well , i agree with magazine at some level and disagree a lot also

    i never tried webroot so cant comment whether it deserves it


    btw why eset isnr there ??
     
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    Avast 5.1 Avast 6 Avast 7 Avast 8 etc :D
     
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    avast! 6 is unofficially planned for 2011. Stay tuned for more info.
     
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    So trjam....how do you really feel?
     
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    Actually great, because I know what is coming.;)
     
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    There you go! Soon I hope!
     
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    I guessed without reading the article at all that Norton will be the Editor's Choice and voila I was right:argh: :argh: :argh:
     
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    This proves his testing methods are flawed. Webroot the best defence? :argh:
     
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    I'm with trjam. I think the office boy does the reviews at PC magazine to look busy. :(
     
  25. 3GUSER

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    There is definitely something wrong
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372371,00.asp

    Don't know if they make a difference between EC and favourite antivirus
     
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