Dwight Silverman on his forthcoming look at antivirus applications: “I am not going to focus on their malware-stopping effectiveness, but rather how well they get along with other programs, user-friendliness and their effects on system performance.”
I predict a last place finish for Norton AntiVirus.
On a related note, I am a long-time Consumer Reports subscriber. I don’t have any strong feelings one way or another about creating viruses to test anti-virus applications, but most of them claim to be able to identify new viruses by their behavior. And how else could one test that claim?