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What are the most effective antivirus products on the market

CDN CURATED: Kaspersky, Symantec take top honours in antivirus tests

Drum roll, please. The testing is now over and Dennis Technology Labs has released its list of the most effective antivirus products on the market today.

Kaspersky and Symantec came out on top in this latest round of tests. Products were rated in three categories: enterprise, small business and home use. Kaspersky Small Office Security takes top honours in the small business niche, as noted by our source story from Network World.

In the enterprise category, Symantec Endpoint Protection gets the top nod, although Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows came in a close second. For home users, Dennis testers report that Kaspersky Internet Security and Symantec Norton Internet Security 2012 were pretty much in a dead heat for the most accuracy. The straggler in this category was Microsoft Security Essentials, which was compromised by 15 per cent of the threats aimed at it during tests. By comparison, some other products in the test were compromised zero per cent of the time.

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Testing measured accuracy, how well products handled both real threats and non-threats, and how often the products confused legitimate software with malicious code.