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  Microsoft fights back on antivirus certification fail, claims malware tests aren't realistic
Time: 10:57 EST/15:57 GMT | News Source: ZDNet | Posted By: Robert Stein

Security Essentials 4.1 was amongst three of 25 security products tested that failed to gain certification for in AV-Test's November to December tests. Others were Symantec-owned PC-Tools and AhnLab's V3 Internet Security 8.0. The products were tested against malware samples on Windows 7.

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#1 By donpacman (749 Posts) at 1/18/2013 5:16:51 PM
Security Essentials is still the best FREE anti virus scanner.

#2 By bobsireno (1748 Posts) at 1/18/2013 6:18:06 PM
#1: For business users I agree. For home users Panda Cloud and Avast are more effective. Fact is, they all suck when a freshly modified rogue program, or zero day exploit hit. My experience cleaning PCs out, as part of our business, is that Bitdefender and Kaspersky loaded PC's at least clean out some of a packed zero day malware program buried in multiple locations, hidden partitions and rootkits.

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