Knocking Out Norton AV Early

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?

UPDATE: Randy Abrams answers my question in a Comment and in this post.

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