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.

  1. Avira AntiVir Personal
  2. Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition
  3. AVG 8.5 Free
  4. Microsoft Security Essentials Beta
  5. PC Tools Antivirus Free Edition
  6. 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?

Comments welcome

PC World source