Downloads for Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested
In 2013, an increasing number of security suites now feature special tools to help protect you on social networks, mobile devices, and Windows 8. As usual, we teamed up with the fine folks at AV-Test, a respected antivirus testing lab based in Germany. AV-Test ran each suite through a comprehensive battery of tests to find out how well each would stand up to the worst malware currently in existence. AV-Test also performed speed testing to determine whether the suites will slow your PC to a crawl. We analyzed the data that AV-Test provided, and then tried each of the products ourselves to give you an idea of which suites you should go for, and which ones you should skip. Here are the suites we tested. You can click each link to read individual reviews, download the software, or buy the boxed software when available.