Now here some stats I got from my hunnypot (def: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypot_(computing). For spyware it really did the best which was concurrent with other websites. Yet this was only for SPYWARE. Trojans and the like it did great but for other types of malware, not so well. PC Resources used was 6% not scanning
Norton: Well like others I have many problems with this product. Some swear by it. I used the internet security (2009) product to do the testing as the 360 version usually just causes TONS of problems with the OS. Test went decent and its firewall did well, problem was from a users view it would block EVERYTHING and continue to annoy you for every program you run. It took two hours and fifteen minutes to remove the viruses. I tested both in normal mode and safe mode. Normal modes, 47% of the viruses were removed and safe mode 89%. Now considering I had over 3000 traces of infections it did very well. 7% not running.
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Kaspersky Internet Security 2009:
</a> I found that Kaspersky did the absolute best removing 67% in normal mode and 97% in safe mode. Also its firewall was not annoying like Nortons which was a cherry on top. Resources it used was only 4% which is amazing low from what I have seen. I recommend this now do to my testing and I would like to see if anyone has similar results.
Test was used with clone Hard Drive so that each had the same parameters. I just switched out the drives for each product. Test was performed with windows XP as i do not have licences for vista at this time.
Any thoughts or your personal experience on anti virus software will be gratefully appreciated.
Edited by usasma, 12 March 2009 - 10:23 AM.
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