I read the below in http://betanews.com/2014/03/12/forced-to-use-windows-xp-past-april-10-ways-to-make-the-best-of-a-bad-situation/
i have read before in ee that some free av were just fine for residential.. but in the light of below have things started changing that free av does not pass the test?
what is the verdict of ee forum experts? if free ones are not good enough anymore, that does not mean any paid one is always good, right? the below author recommend eset..
i would appreciate your input. thanks
We've been able to move over 90 percent of our client base off XP at this point. Pretty impressive, but we still have our holdouts. For all these lone rangers, we have been very strict about ensuring that they are not relying on any of the free AV products (Avast, AVG, Security Essentials, etc) out there. These programs provide a false sense of security, and for a situation where a "wild west" of exploits is just about certain to erupt soon, it's silly to place all your eggs into the basket of a free AV product.
It's not that I have something against free antivirus. In fact, I used to recommend them back in the day when they actually did a good job. But I don't see this as being the case anymore. As I tell clients, the bad guys are too good -- and the free products just can't keep up. Aside from a few instances here or there, free products rarely breach the top 5 list of any of the major independent testing bodies, namely Virus Bulletin and AV-Comparatives.