I challenged Symantec because of their scaremongering and misinformation about Free Anti Virus products. They said Free did not protect!
Just as a refresher, here is some of what they said:
in USA Today, (2010-09-22)
“Freeware vendors have created a false perception that free, basic security is enough to protect you from today’s online threats,” says Janice Chaffin, president of Symantec’s consumer business unit. “The reality is, free is not enough. It’s like wearing a light windbreaker in a snowstorm.”
So when Symantec was confronted with our challenge they said:
“When it came to answering Comodo’s challenge, Symantec said in a statement to several media outlets that Norton is included in a variety of independent, third-party tests from labs such as AV-Test and AV Comparatives”
So we obliged and asked AV-Test to do a test.
And here is the result:
Dynamic (Behaviour-Based) Detection of Malware
AV-Test GmbH (www.av-test.org)
Overall Detection and Blocking Rate
Comodo CIS Free | Norton Internet Security 2011
100% | 90%
Symantec….you were challenged…you responded by saying, go get tested…so we did!
Now what are you going to say?
Stop scaremongering, stop misleading users in an attempt to extract their hard earned $$.
Its time to apologise publicly Symantec, for spreading misinformation. Will you?
Free Security Protects not just as well, but better than Symantec/Norton according to this test!! Yes the very test Symantec told Comodo to take.
Comodo is the first company to publicly challenge and beat Symantec at offering a superior protection and do so with a totally FREE product!
PS: Here is another test that PC Magazine did comparing many products..again Norton (a paid product) is behind Comodo (a FREE product) in its ability to Prevent Infection.