The recent ILOVEYOU worm, was the most widely spread virus or worm reported as of yet. With so many anti-virus vendors to choose from, which one should you select? The three selection components are: the advisory, the anti-virus tool itself, and the price. This note takes a look at the advisories, and ranks them according to usability.
test tool criteria
In an April 2000 test of anti-virus products, Virus Bulletin found that both of these products achieved 100% detection on in the wild viruses. Cupertino based Symantec, showing a resiliency to the currently volatile market, is clearly out in front as far as understanding their market niche. With approximately 25% market share, and a lot of competition, it already has other anti-virus vendors nipping at its heels in the race for dominance of the global $1.2billion market. Figure 1. Symantec rises above