Antivirus Comparison


Comparison

Software Windows Mac OS X Linux FreeBSD Unix License On-demand scan On-access scan Boot-time scans Blocks over 80% of zero day threats thoroughly (by Av-test.org) Has advanced features (includes antiphishing and web based protection) Tested by Av test.org with a 3.0 and above for malware removal Cost / Price
Cisco Security Agent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Proprietary N/A N/A N/A Yes N/A N/A N/A
eSafe N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Proprietary N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CyberSoft VSTK No No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes Yes (if set to do so) N/A No (unless API is used) N/A N/A
Intego VirusBarrier No Yes No No No Proprietary Yes Yes N/A No No N/A N/A
Untangle Gateway Platform Virus Blocker No No No No No Open source No Yes No N/A No N/A N/A
avast! Free Antivirus Yes Currently in beta No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Free
AVG Anti-Virus Free Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Free
Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Free
360 Safeguard Yes No No No No Proprietary N/A N/A N/A No No No N/A
Bitdefender Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
BullGuard Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A
CA Anti-Virus Yes Yes Yes No Yes Proprietary Yes Yes ? No Yes N/A N/A
AVZ (Russian) Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes No N/A No No N/A N/A
Check Point ZoneAlarmAntivirus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes No No N/A
Celframe Antivirus Free Global Community Edition Yes Yes (With X11) Yes (With WineHQ) Yes (With WineHQ) Yes (With WineHQ) Proprietary Yes Yes Yes (if set to do so) No N/A N/A N/A
Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes (if set to do so) N/A No No N/A
Ad-Aware Pro Antivirus+Antispyware Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes (if set to do so) Yes Yes No N/A
ClamWin Yes No No No No GPL Yes Yes (withWinpooch) No No No N/A Freeopen sourcefreedom software
Dr. Web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes N/A No No N/A N/A
Dr. Web CureIt Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes No No N/A No N/A N/A
DriveSentry Yes No No No No Proprietary N/A N/A N/A No N/A N/A N/A
Element Anti-Virus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A N/A
Emsisoft Anti-malware Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A N/A
Comodo Internet Security Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
eScan Anti-Virus Yes No Yes No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes Yes N/A N/A
ESET SysInspector Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free
Faronics Antivirus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes N/A N/A Yes No N/A
F-Prot Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes No N/A N/A N/A N/A
F-Secure Yes Currently in pre-beta [1] Yes No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes N/A Yes N/A
Fortinet FortiClient End Point Security Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A
G DATA Software Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes N/A
AOL Active Virus Shield (discontinued) Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No No Yes N/A N/A
AhnLab V3 AntiVirus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes No No N/A
IKARUS virus.utilities Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes No No N/A N/A
Intego Internet Security Barrier (Dual Protection) Yes Yes No No No Proprietary Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
iolo System Shield AntiVirus and AntiSpyware Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No N/A N/A N/A N/A
K7 Computing K7 Antivirus Plus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
K7 Computing K7 Total Security Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
K7 Computing K7 Ultimate Security Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Kaspersky Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
McAfee AntiVirus Plus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes No No N/A
Microsoft Security Essentials Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Free
NANO AntiVirus(Russian) Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes (if set to do so) N/A No No N/A
Norman Yes No Yes No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes Yes No N/A
nProtect Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A Proprietary N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free
PC Tools AntiVirus Yes Yes No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes No Yes N/A
Immunet Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes N/A Yes No N/A N/A
PC Tools ThreatFire 4.7 Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Sophos Anti-Virus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes No N/A Yes No N/A
Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Rising Antivirus Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A Proprietary N/A N/A N/A No No N/A N/A
SmartCOP Internet Security Yes No Yes No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A
Spyware Doctor(PCTools) with AntiVirus – offered in the Google Pack Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A Proprietary N/A N/A N/A Yes No Yes N/A
Symantec Norton Antivirus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes No No N/A
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition Yes Yes No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes No Yes N/A
TrustPort Antivirus Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A
Trend Micro Internet Security Yes Yes No No No Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
TTLivescan 2011 Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes No No Yes No N/A N/A
Vba32Antivirus Yes No Yes Yes No Proprietary Yes Only on Windows No Yes Yes N/A N/A
VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A
VirusBuster Yes No Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes No No N/A N/A N/A
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Windows Live OneCare Yes No No No No Proprietary Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes N/A
Clam AntiVirus Yes; seeClamWin Yes; seeClamXav Yes; seeKlamAVandClamTk Yes Yes GPL Yes Only onFreeBSDand Linux No No No N/A Freeopen sourcefreedom software

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