Why popular antivirus apps “do not work”

Munir Kotadia:

Antivirus applications from Symantec, McAfee or Trend Micro — the three leading AV vendors in 2005 — are far less likely to detect new viruses and Trojans than the least popular brands.

Not because they are flawed, but because malware/spyware writers test their stuff against the market leaders.

I use Ad-Aware and Spybot. What do you use?

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