Today I was asked the question: “Which free AV should we install for a company?” The company was in a bind and was not prepared to purchase a quality antivirus solution just yet. However, which product should they choose? I thought about this a minute, and then remembered a site that was recommended to me a while ago by a friend: www.virusbtn.com. This site is great for technicians looking to see the latest antiviruses on the market and compare results in order to make the best, most informed decision on which antivirus to choose.
On this site, you can take a look at how all of the known antiviruses stack up against each other. Click on the VB100 tab, and then go to latest comparative. This shows a handy graph used to compare reactive and proactive detection. Here is the graph for the first half of 2014:
This site also has a comparative list for the VB100 results. Go to VB100 –> Recent Test Summary, and from there you can choose the various products you are thinking about by hitting the + symbol on the products you are interested in, and then clicking the GO button at the top once the products are populated. This allows you to easily go back and forth between at least two AVs, to determine which works best for you.
VirusBTN also compares spam filtering software, as well, under its VBSpam tab. It is very similar to the VB100 tab, and is a great solution for comparing spam filtering software.
The site also features tons of resources and news for the security community, and much more. When needing a good, honest opinion on antiviruses, I highly recommend reviewing this site first.
If you are not a tech, and you are ready to choose an AV that is right for you, feel free to reach out to our techs at Everon IT for assistance at 1-888-244-1748.