On August 21, 2009 I wrote a piece about what was going on with Free AVG, citing another article in which the writer had stopped recommending Free AVG to his family and friends. [AVG article on August 21, 2009]
So this morning when I read an opinion article over at PC World, which rated 9 Free anti virus products, I stopped for a look-see. Below is how PC World rates each of the 6 top Free anti virus programs.
- Avira AntiVir Personal
- Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
- AVG 8.5 Free
- Microsoft Security Essentials Beta
- PC Tools Antivirus Free Edition
- Comodo Internet Security
Three others, Panada Cloud Antivirus, PC Tools ThreatFire and ClamWin Free Antivirus were not considered as recommended programs for various reasons.
I must admit I am prejudiced. I do not consider PC World a trusted source for recommending any software or hardware. I personally have been using AVG Free edition for well over 5 years and have never been infected with any bugs.
So what is your opinion? Do you believe the results as presented by PC World?