Mage: If user education was ever going to work - don't you think that it would have worked by now?! For every moron you manage to train, hundreds of new ones appear. :-( The average user has the intelligence of a chimp - and I'm probably offending the chimps; they can be pretty smart sometimes.
Stone Fox: Norton passed: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE4 But remember what I told you - *any* test results based on the WildList are pretty much meaningless.
Ash: Without commenting on the quality of NOD32, I must stress again that *any* AV test results based on WildList detection are flawed. An AV program might be good - but passing such a test is no proof of that and vice versa.
Dave Morris: The Avast! results are there: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE9 You folks really should learn the names of the companies that make your favorite AV products. :-) As far as the open source ones (like ClamAV) - they are total crap. They haven't been tested, because their authors *know* how crappy they are and that they will fail even such mediocre tests and *refuse* to submit them to VB for testing. Remember, VB tests only products submitted to them for testing by their producers - not just any random AV products of VB's choice.
Wade Burchette: McAfee's product is quite good, actually. But you're right to doubt the results in general. Let me stress it again - *any* AV test results that are based on the WildList are flawed and bear no resemblance with the real quality of the products tested.
John Boyarsky: There's plenty of malware in-the-wild for your beloved Mac. For instance, just recently several Mac sites were plagued by a Trojan horse - it's the one that David Wilkinson is referring to: