independently tested. results in depth here......no awards for AVG (no surprise)http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2010.pdf
Avira's full product does very well.
as does the HDUK hated Norton! (joint gold award)
Product of the year was F-Secure
joint was Symantec's Norton internet security
with Avira and Kaspersky in 2nd and 3rd places.
very thorough testing and reviews.
but I guess that even though Norton Security is in the top 2 for the 2nd year (last years number 1), its still the software that is the worst in some people's eyes...cos of its past rep and people being closed minded and not wanting to accept that things CAN and DO change.
the results speak for themselves.
good reviews for most of the software but make your own minds up.....to continue to **** off Norton.
me...I'm happy with Kaspersky but am interested in giving F-Secure a trial to see what the fuss is about!