Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:00 PM
AntiVir is only fractionally higher than Avast in on-demand tests (AV-Comparatives) and along with more FPs this makes the difference negligible. It's true that AntiVir scores significantly higher than Avast in AV-Comparatives Proactive test with 70% to 40%. But IMHO, if you simply cannot rely on AVs for zero-day detections, no matter how good they are, because they simply miss a lot of new malware. If you take into account safe practices, behavioural blocking if you're a high risk user, perhaps Limited User Account, etc then you don't need to rely on an AV for protection against zero-day threats anyway.