Independent software testing firm AV-Comparative shares their study as follows:

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/331532-av-comparatives-names-product-of-the-year-for-2014

 

An antivirus testing researchers’ work is never done. As soon as the research team finishes and report on one series of tests, it’s time to start another. Once a year, though, the team at AV-Comparatives takes a moment to sit back, review the previous year’s results, and name a Product of the Year. They also flag other products for overall outstanding achievement, specifically for excellent results in specific test areas. 2014’s product of the year is Bitdefender Internet Security 2015.

That’s not to say Bitdefender totally outperformed all of the other products tested by AV-Comparatives. In fact, there was a tie for the top spot, as Kaspersky Internet Security (2015) scored just as well as Bitdefender. In a case like that, the honor goes to whichever product had not won before, or, as in this case, the product that hadn’t won as recently. With Kaspersky, AVG, Avira, Emsisoft, F-secure, and Fortinet also made the cut-off for top rated products.