The voice of a customer - the best rated antiviruses!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Firefighter, Nov 18, 2006.

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  1. Firefighter

    Firefighter Registered Member

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    I just looked at MajorGeeks.com and made my own list of the best rated av:s, when at least 30 reviews were done. The biggest rating was 5, here is the list.

    Shareware:

    4.93 (806 votes) - McAfee VirusScan 10 - [2005-08-19]

    4.77 (79 votes) -- F-Prot Antivirus 6.0.4.4 Beta - [2006-09-25]

    4.75 (110 votes) - AVG Plus Firewall 7.5.431a848 - [2006-11-10]

    4.66 (53 votes) -- Solo Antivirus 3.0 - [2005-09-04]

    4.57 (33 votes) -- F-Secure Anti-Virus 2007 - [2006-11-08]

    4.40 (42 votes) -- Quick Heal Xgen 8.00 - [2006-07-07]

    4.20 (90 votes) -- Avast! 4 Professional Edition 4.7.892 - [2006-09-25]

    3.76 (38 votes) -- Comodo AntiVirus 1.1 Beta - [2006-07-21]
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    3.61 (76 votes) -- Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 15 Build 1329 - [2006-09-22]

    3.28 (891 votes) - NOD32 Antivirus System 2.7 - [2006-11-18]

    3.27 (753 votes) - Norton AntiVirus 2007 - [2006-08-09]

    2.65 (284 votes) - Panda Platinum Internet Security 2007 - [2006-09-21]

    2.49 (681 votes) - Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 6.0.0.303 Final - [2006-08-01]

    2.45 (152 votes) - BitDefender Standard 10.0 - [2006-10-05]

    1.42 (229 votes) - Microworld Anti Virus & Spyware Toolkit Utility 8.6.2 - [2006-11-06]

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    Freeware:

    4.69 (4285 votes) - AntiVir PE Classic 7 - 7.00.00.47 - [2006-09-30]

    4.65 (610 votes) -- Avast! Home Edition 4.7.892 - [2006-09-25]

    4.61 (2431 votes) - AVG Free Edition 7.5.430a848 - [2006-11-10]

    4.61 (134 votes) -- ClamAV/SOSDG 0.88.6-1- [2006-11-06]

    4.10 (37 votes) --- Kaspersky Active Virus Shield 6.0.0.299 - [2006-08-09]


    Maybe IBK was the best "salesman" ever, look at the number of votes in AntiVir PE Classic. :D

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  2. ronjor

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    AVG free has been downloaded 1571256 times from MajorGeeks. What does that say? :D
     
  3. Firefighter

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    Maybe it is still more important that how many were bothered to evaluate the product. Still a bit confused how low many "Advanced +" scored products in Av-Comparatives were actually ranked among customers in here.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!

    Btw, AntiVir PE Classic were downloaded 1736563 times. Avast Home only 231827 times. F-Prot beta an other positive surprise for me in the rank. Inspector Clouseau an other good salesman? ;) But McAfee? :eek: Have all the relatives of Solo av-vendor marketing department voted as well? :doubt:
     
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  4. Longboard

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    lol; Umm. ??
    (1)people love a freebie !
    (2)AVG has better publicity machine than Antivir :(
    (3)Antivir interface still too complicated :doubt:

    :)
     
  5. ronjor

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    AntiVir Personal Edition has been dowloaded 1736563 times. I'll go for choice number one.
     
  6. Grumble

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    Not meaning to drift too far off topic, but this kind of comparison seems similar to the current count of McDonalds hamburgers sold.
     
  7. Firefighter

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    I love open-source software, but I think ClamAV did not deserve that ranking when compared to other choices; freebies or not.

    I think Active Virus Shield does yet have quite the recognition as the other freebies, otherwise it should have the highest score amongst freebies. AntiVir PE has great detections but 'feels' too limited, too much like a freebie. Active Virus Shield doesn't have anything to 'upgrade' to. It doesn't suggest purchasing a professional version or anything like that. It looks, acts and performs exactly like a paid antivirus. Updates are hourly, and 'smooth' I must say.

    Although this type of comparison may not be accurate, it does have meaning to it. For example, before going to a movie theatre or buying a video game I would always check user ratings. Ratings by hundreds or thousands of people put together into one rating has a lot of meaning to it. Similar to going on vacation, I always check ratings at TripAdvisor before making any purchases.

    Thank you Firefighter for taking your time to compile this list. We appreciate this. And as hinted by ronjor, a list of 'number of downloads' per AV program might also show popularity as well.

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  9. Firefighter

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    I'm a bit confused why people ranked so many real good detection rate av:s so low? Do those best ranked av:s offer free Hamburgers as well? :doubt:

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  10. WSFuser

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    if its alright to post, heres some results for download.com when at least 50 votes were cast:

    (sorted by rating first then alphabetically)

    Shareware

    4.5 (144 votes) - Avast Professional Edition 4.7.892

    4.5 (263 votes) - NOD32 Standard Version (Windows NT/2000/XP) 2.5

    4.0 (131 votes) - AVG Anti-Virus Professional 7.5

    4.0 (183 votes) - Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0.303

    4.0 (236 votes) - Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0.303

    4.0 (69 votes) - Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007

    3.5 (52 votes) - F-Secure Internet Security 2007

    3.5 (66 votes) - Panda Internet Security 2007 11

    3.0 (87 votes) - F-Prot Antivirus 3.16f

    3.0 (171 votes) - Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007 7

    3.0 (74 votes) - PC Tools AntiVirus 3.0


    Freeware

    4.5 (374 votes) - AntiVir Personal Edition 6.34.01.178

    4.5 (1,937 votes) - Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

    4.5 (1,794 votes) - AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.5.4

    4.0 (92 votes) - AOL Active Virus Shield
     
  11. Firefighter

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    This kind of comparisons have nothing to do with detection rate but to usability and marketing, it's an important issue.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  12. Firefighter

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    Although there were a few solutions more downloaded than from MajorGeeks, still quite few evaluations. :doubt:

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!

    Btw, how NOD and Kaspersky users can be so different in an other site? :doubt:
     
  13. Frank the Perv

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    The McAfee ratings must have come before the most recent version.

    I used to be a fan too.
     
  14. ccsito

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    It looks like I chose the top programs in both the free and pay categories as tabulated on MajorGeeks.com. :D

    Originally posted by DaveD

    I check that site too to get opinions about hotels to stay at. Some of the reviews are hilarious and eye opening. I couldn't believe some of the comments such as bugs crawling out of the pillow case and mold in the A/C units and showers. :gack: :eek:
     
  15. Firefighter

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    Look at the date in the end of the av name, it's dated on 2005-08-19.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  16. pilotart

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    Million and three/quarter, is that just from 'MajorGeeks'o_O?

    AVIRA's Download site lists MajorGeeks.com among the 'Mirror' sites at the top of their page,
    but there have been so many problems reported on AntiVir Forum related to 'mirror download'
    (I got one unusable {mirror} "DEMO" download once), :rolleyes:
    what would be a 'Total' from all sites? (for AntiVir)
     
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    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    :ninja: LOL :D Good Point. ;)
     
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