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About the Smokey’s Choice Awards

Smokey's 2011-2012 Award

Like the Smokey’s Security Weblog Hall of Shame Awards, the Smokey’s Choice Award has the sole purpose to improve users experiences and interests. Where the intention of our “Hall of Shame” is to achieve a change of mind in positive way and improvements in behavior and procedures by the Awardees, the Smokey’s Choice Award will be granted to security (related) products that has proven to be the very best quality software available on the market. Issue ‘real security’ and ‘serious improvement’ should have highest attention of security vendors, this all in customer’s interest. The  Smokey’s Choice Award is our acknowledgement of products of outstanding quality and effectiveness, in this way we honor exceptionally well software development by some vendors which results in such top-notch products no matter it concerns free software or paid products.

All Smokey’s Choice Awarded software is thoroughly tested/reviewed, in the decision to provide a product with the Award we also include a judgment concerning the price of the software compared with the competition and what will be offered for the price. Only when we are fully convinced about quality, effectiveness and price / performance, a product will be granted the Smokey’s Choice Award. Hence we highly recommend all software provided with the Award.

Currently following products are provided with the Smokey’s Choice Award:

– avast! Mobile Security Android (recent test/review here)
– F-Secure Internet Security 2012
– MBAM – Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
– Symantec Norton Internet Security 2012
– VIPRE Internet Security 2012
– WinPatrol ‘Scotty’

Again our congratulations to all Awarded vendors!



December 30, 2011 - Posted by | Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Norton Internet Security | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. And what about free versions of security software? You awarded just avast! for the mobile platform? But avast! for windows OS isn’t good enough? May you give me some recommendations about free security software? Which of the free editions are the closest to the smokeys choice award? You may also tell me what are the disadvantages of the free products. Thank you for your time and have a great week-end and a healthy life!


    Comment by Botezat Robert Andrei | September 15, 2012 | Reply

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