There are several reputable labs which test the effectiveness of major anti-virus programs and security suites to include AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, Anti-Malware Test Lab, MRG-Effitas, etc....Gizmo is not one of them. From what I understand, the Gizmo Editors' Choice is awarded to products and services that rise above similar products in their categories as determined by their own experts, magazine editors and analysts.
With that said...if you are satisfied with the product that's ok and I'm glad to hear it works for your needs. I'm certainly not trying to change your mind.
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Well i very much respect your opinion,you were helping me 7 yrs ago when i first came here and could just about remember how to send an e - mail.:-)
Now thanks to bleeping i can admin my systems,fix em,make small programs and juggle three oranges while drinking a glass of water...? :-)
av is personal so i just went with what seemed to work,AVG,Avast and some of the others gave me all kinds of issues... (truth to tell a lot of av vendors have
integrity or system function issues,one way or another)
As said i had issues with Qihoo based on what id read (i dont like cheats or people with no integrity either) a bit of further research this evening on 360 security,recent independent tests (not the labs admittedly,i wont labour you with endless links) seem to find what ive found...good overall hassle free performance,weakish on zero day (i run an anti - exploit anyway)...overall i still feel its as good as any free av...
I take locking my systems down quite seriously,i like my computers working well,and one is used for professional work and business...overall despite some
concern over the Qihoo virus definition shenanigans,i still feel ok with the program...whats amazed me after AVG and Avast causing endless issues with
updates and conflicts on up and running systems and clean installs is i havnt heard a peep out of it...ever,just updates and does its thing...hurray...been quite a relief after the recent av hassle,i can get on with my work without some strange blip every time theirs an update..oh well..will keep on monitoring it though...
Wolverine now will be silent and go for a cup of tea :-)
Thanks for your imput as always.