Symantec Best at Removing Rootkits; Microsoft Worst


Among existing desktop security software, Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2007 suite is the best at detecting and removing stealth rootkits, according to a study done by Thompson Cyber Security Labs.

In the study, which was commissioned by Symantec and conducted by veteran anti-virus expert Roger Thompson, 20 randomly chosen pieces of rootkit-laden malware files were pitted against the major anti-virus and anti-spyware vendors to rate detection and removal capabilities.

In both categories, Symantec's Norton came out tops, although the tool did not fully remove all 20 rootkits. Study: Symantec Best at Removing Rootkits; Microsoft Worst

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 4th November 2006 7:00AM