Sorry AgentF, as I was comparing 2 differernt web sites, but maybe didn't clarify it enough. The tests Nick did with AV-Test.org and my MSE link, were from AV-Test.org web page. http://www.av-test.org/
The info provided on my graph photo was info provided from the AV-Comparatives site. http://www.av-compar..._od_aug2010.pdf
I know what you mean about the tests, as I've noticed the discrepancies also, and have mentioned it before in another thread here. That's why I tend to use AV-Comparatives.org as my main reference source, as I (personally) believe them to be more of the gold standard
Thank you for helping me to clarify my post, and I absolutely agree with your assessment on protection being first, then repair being second, and usability third. Yet, I think I know what they mean by usability in this sense, not so much that it's fancy, just not confusing. An example might be of older, 2-3 years ago, Kaspersky which could be pretty confusing to set up (not install) or understand, where people might cause themselves more grief if they didn't know what they were doing beyond the default settings. Another off the AV track would be the COMODO firewall of 1-3 years ago, which could be very confusing for the average "eBay user", and have now made it much more quiet and in the background, more usable, which in that sense, would deserve a higher rating for usability. So usability verses not confusing, would still be a good factor to consider, but I agree with you, should be the lesser concern as for the why and the intent of having an AV on our PCs is for. Learn how to use a good AV, and it wouldn't be an issue.
I also believe that most of the good
AVs can detect known malware, I'm more concerned and impressed with those that have a better heuristic engine in detecting new/unknown malware without the side effect of many false positives. To me, this is more important than known malware, which again, most of the good
AVs already have that covered and keep up with that as standard fair in their abilities and are in the 98.7 - 99.9 (G-Data) range.