AV-Test is an organisation that interdependently tests antivirus software. Some of this year’s results are shown below, you can go through all of the results on their website. The list is large and worth looking through.
Here are the top antivirus programs according to their tests – for Windows 8.1. I’ve only copied the ones that received a top score in detecting malware (protection level). They also measured things like performance and usability but I won’t focus on that.
In alphabetical order:
- Avira: Internet Security 2014
- Bitdefender: Internet Security 2014
- F-Secure: Internet Security 2014
- G Data: InternetSecurity 2014
- Kaspersky: Internet Security 2014
- MicroWorld: eScan Internet Security Suite 14.0
- Panda Security: Cloud Antivirus FREE 2.3
- Symantec: Norton Internet Security 2014
- Trend Micro: Titanium Maximum Security 2014