I think I’ve narrowed it down to those two. Which do you think is better? Feel free to suggest something else if you think it’s better than my two choices.
Since neither one has been tested (or allowed themselves to be tested) by AV comparatives.org, I couldn’t really recommend either…nobody really knows what the true virus detection rate of either is.
I do know that Webroot does not develop their own anti-virus component of their products, they use the Sophos engine. Sophos, while decent, has no better virus detection capabilities then what is available as freeware from products like Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials.
Vipre’s parent company (Sunbelt Software) has just been sold to another company…that fact alone always merits a “let’s wait and see attitude”.
Personally, if I was *had* to purchase anti-virus software, I would probably go with Eset Nod-32, but I have been using the free products for years and have been malware free. Last infection was Blaster Worm back in 2003, and oh yeah, I was using expensive McAfee at the time!
on: 13th February 11