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The Final Scores
If we left spyware/adware removal out of the mix and focused only on the scanner's ability to detect traditional virus threats, out of a possible 125.6 points, AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic scored 94, AVAST 4 Home Edition scored 89, and AVG Free Edition scored 66. However, when we included adware/spyware removal in the judging, the results were dismal, with AVAST scoring highest at 66 points, AntiVir following at 58, and AVG with only 30. http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?s...c=10979&hl=
Summary of Results:
AntiVir detected 79 out of 170 infections/risks. 11 False positives. 26 infections found in Drive C, 53 infections in Drive D.
Avast! detected 104 out of 170 infections/risks. 1 False positive. 27 infections found in Drive C, 77 infections in Drive D.
Active Virus Shield detected 157 out of 170 infections/risks. No False positives. 30 infections found in Drive C, 127 infections in Drive D.
AVG detected 8 out of 170 infections/risks. No False positives. 0 infection found in Drive C, 8 infections in Drive D.
Edited by buddy215, 15 September 2006 - 08:22 PM.