Raiden said:Most products today are very capable and will do a very good job in the real world. You know what will make the most improvement to your overall security compared to any AV tested?? You guessed it! Your overall computing hygiene. Poor habits lead to infection/problems eventually, it's just a matter of time...regardless of which AV you are using.
I am just a bit concerned about the decline compared to a year and two years ago for offline as well as online detection rates (not protection rate) for some products except the three which have kept their consistency.
It's not the question of how much one would have scored back in school, it's the question of whether you are able to keep yourself where you're at even if it's 75%. Some of the wildly varying scores of products like Trend Micro and Panda, or the gradually declining scores of Eset and Kaspersky (for example), are not awe-inspiring at all.