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    Antivirus Independent Test Lab Results

    Hello all,

    The reports can be accessed from text links embedded in the paragraph on this page:
    AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Home User

    I ended up installing Bitdefender because it was evaluated as the #1 antivirus in the protection and repair categories. Also, I was surprised to see that Microsoft Security Essentials was ranked "last" in the protection category but did better (ranked 3rd) in the removal category. Now, I've only had it installed for one day so I can't provide any concrete recommendations; however, I can say that if you don't like to fiddle with a ton of AV options during setup, then this one could be for you.

    If interested, you can download Bitdefender Free here:
    Free Antivirus Software - Download Bitdefender Antivirus Free
    A free registration is required, after the initial installation, to get past the 30 day trial (free thereafter).

    Good luck.

    OOPS! I forgot to include a screenshot. This is what you see when you right click the icon in the system tray:

    Click image for larger version

    This is the actual icon in the system tray:

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:20.

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