Win XP antivirus compared - last time?
Summary: AV-Test, an independent lab, has tested Windows XP antivirus products, perhaps for the last time. Many products do very well.
By Larry Seltzer for Zero Day | July 21, 2014 -- 09:00 GMT (10:00 BST)
Independent test lab AV-Test has completed a test of nine corporate and 23 consumer antivirus products on Windows XP. Nearly all of the products detected all or nearly all of the malware in the test. AV-Test has stated that this test will probably be their last such comparison on Windows XP. The large majority of products achieved very good scores and three of the consumer products got perfect 18.0 scores: Bitdefender Internet Security 2014, Kaspersky Lab Internet Security 2014 and Panda Security Cloud Antivirus FREE 3.0. The top score among corporate products was for Trend Micro Office Scan 11.0. AV-Test produces three test scores for each product, each from 0.0 to 6.0 with granularity of 0.5, and adds them up for a total score. The three categories are for Protection, Performance and Usability.