Here is a great site I highly recommend you read up on. It’s called AV Comparitives. It’s an independent team who reviews all antivirus products. No more bias, no more paid for reviews. These guys are legit. They update the list every couple of months. They do an in-depth review from how frequent it updates its definitions to how well it removes viruses and spyware.
So the AV Comparatives test the following:
- Total detection rates
- False positive/alarm
- Scanning speed
Just in summary, the advanced+ award went to the following products:
- G Data
- PC Tools
If you’re interested in reading more on their reviews, check out their website here.
Here’s a direct link to their recent (February 2010) review of antivirus products.