According to the latest comparative testing of anti-virus products by Virus Bulletin, an independent anti-malware and anti-virus testing and review bulletin, two did remarkably better than the others.
Coranti from Japan outflanked others including highly-rated antiviruses such as G-Data, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, and E-set. It did better than the three A’s from Europe too. The three A’s are AVG, Avira, and Avast that we usually wax on about at Ducktoes, being good as well as free for home use. The rest did well on the reactive tests, but less well on the proactive. So we’re adding it to the Ducktoes anti-virus cocktail in our lab to see how it does. You can try it too. There’s a 30 day free trial. I couldn’t find prices on their website. Here is their website, by the way: http://coranti.com.
If you have viruses and would like help please visit Ducktoes, your Calgary anti-virus experts.
Here’s the Virus Bulletin site if you’re interested. It’s worth the subscription if you want to know the latest and greatest about anti-viruses.
Proactive means finding new viruses in the wild before the anti-virus company has developed an antidote based on the virus’s definition. Coranti seems to excel at that.
The other that did well is part of a optimizing and cleaning product, Zeobit. I don’t much about Zeobit but I’m really interested. Here is their website, http://pckeeper.zeobit.com/
The new AVG is out. It’s faster and uses less resources which means it uses less of your computer’s limited processing power while protecting your computer.
Here’s the press release from October of this year from AVG Technologies describing the newest version of AVG:
“Amsterdam, October 5, 2009 – AVG Technologies, developers of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software, today announced that its family of free and paid internet security products, AVG 9.0, would be generally available to the market in October 2009. Boosted by significant enhancements in speed and levels of protection, AVG 9.0 is also easier to use and improves end user experience. Additionally, all AVG users in the U.S. will benefit from a groundbreaking identity theft offering, powered by a partnership with Intersections Inc., North America’s leading and most innovative provider of consumer identity theft prevention solutions which has served more than 25 million consumers. AVG’s new technology products ensure that users are safe in whatever online or offline activities they undertake.
“AVG 9.0 will provide home computer users with a more powerful and more streamlined solution that adds protection without impacting user experience, taking us back to our core strength of low impact, high performance security,” said J.R. Smith, CEO, AVG Technologies. “We’ve always believed that everyone has the right to a safe online experience. With AVG 9.0, we are providing first-class assistance to our users in their development of tools and measures for their safety from all of the threats posed by cybercriminals and identity thieves, whether they’re working, playing, banking or shopping on the web.”
Many of my clients are worried about the new AVG. They’ve been receiving alerts and trying to update to the new AVG. AVG 8.5. They think they have to pay.
A new version of AVG is out but no, you don’t have to pay for it. It’s free as usual. Click here to download it. If you have trouble downloading it I will be glad to assist you. Just call 403-483-0105. It is the first thing you need for good protection along with some decent anti-spyware software.
Sorry I’ve been away, floating down rivers in Europe with Mr. Ducktoes, Little Ducky son and so have been remiss in writing posts for this blog.
Please as usual don’t be shy about making comments and suggestions.