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Reviews Criteria - Security Software
Different organizations use different criteria for rating a security software. The selected top 10 security software are tested and reviewed according to the criteria briefly described as follows.

Virus Detection Rate

Virus detection rate of each security software is tested by using the latest virus databases collected from various independent organizations in the world.

Protection Scope

Protection scope includes virsues, hackers, worms, trojans, adware, spyware, riskware, rootkits, dialers, macros, scripts, etc.

Update Frequency

The update frequency determines how fast a security software reacts to the outbreak of new security threats. The higher update frequency ensures computer systems are protected fast enough to newly found security threats.

Scanning Speed

Different scanning technologies provide different scanning speed. For higher scanning speed, less computer resources are used and this results in less impact on the running speed of other application software on the computer system.

Security Feature Set

Additional security features enhance the overall protection capability of a security software against various threats. The commonly provided security features include instant messaging protection, registry startup protection, file sharing protection, insecure web detection, password entry protection, file encryption, etc.

Ease of Use

No matter how good a security software is, it should be easy to use as it is a commodity product used by people from all walks of life.

Ease of Installation

Some security software products are difficult to be installed. However a good security software should be easy to be installed as users are from all walks of life.

Support Quality

Various support channels and fast response time should be provided by security software developers so that higher customer satisfaction can be achieved.