Which Anti-Virus software should I install ?

Anti-Malware Test Lab The biggest mistake which most Windows users commit is, installing an Antivirus software without knowing or finding out its efficiency to work. If you’re confused off thinking which Antivirus is best for you, then you must check the latest test results from Anti-Malware Test Lab.

The objective of this test is to check personal antiviruses for their capacity to detect and remove malware successfully (without interfering with operation system operability) after it penetrated into your computer, started acting and hid its activity.

A total of 17 Antivirus products took part in the test, out of which none of them won Platinum Malware Treatment Award. As you can see in below chart, only 6 of 17 tested antiviruses showed good results in active infection healing.




Dr.Web Anti-Virus 5.0

 Platinum Malware Treatment Award
Gold Malware Treatment Award


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010

Avast! Professional Edition 4.8


Silver Malware Treatment Award
Silver Malware Treatment Award


Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0

Norton AntiVirus 2010

 Bronze Malware Treatment Award
Bronze Malware Treatment Award


F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010


Panda Antivirus 2010



AVG Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware 9.0


Avira AntiVir PE Premium 8.1

Sophos Anti-Virus 9.0

Trend Micro Antivirus plus Antispyware 2009

BitDefender Antivirus 2009


Eset NOD32 Antivirus 4.0

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2010


Comodo Antivirus 3.13


Outpost Antivirus Pro 2009

VBA32 Antivirus 3.12



You can download the test results in Microsoft Excel or PDF formats. Hope this list will help you in choosing the best, powerful, and effective Antivirus for your system 😀

Check the full Report by Anti-Malware Test Lab here.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor of WebTrickz. He is a Tech enthusiast and an Internet freak who loves to try out new gadgets and smartphones. You will usually find him sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

7 Responses

  1. Rohit Sane says:

    I am still using AVG. I think its right time to shift now!

    • SATISH KUMAR says:

      Hi don’t use AVG da…It ll show virus in your system how many times if you scan the system da…Use Norton Anti-virus ya……..It is best da……….ok….

  2. Murphy says:

    Thanks….another useful article .
    Best regards !

  3. kingpin says:

    Hey Mayur,
    Wonder if Gdata Total care 2010 is good candidate for Platinum?
    What about KIS 2010?

  4. leon says:

    for the last couple of years I used Kaspersky but lately I started using vipre antivirus and I found it to be pretty great.

  5. George says:

    But what about Anti-Malware applications such as MalwareFox? Aren’t they supposed to be different than Antivirus applications? And if so how can I choose the best?

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