German magizine PC Welt Test 33 anti-virus programs.

Test bed
83.000 worms
86,000 Bots
218,000 Trojan horse
79,000 Backdoors

AntiVir proves once again that "FREE AV" doesn't mean poor detection, beating all but one AV. Avast! (FREE) nudges highly touted NOD32

Oh and all you Norton bashers....think again

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