Features: We note whether the program features real-time protection, phishing protection, firewall etc.
System requirements: Supported Linux versions, according to the manufacturer’s documentation.
Test platform: All programs were initially tested on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. In the event that a program did not work at all on this platform, or that an included core feature such as real-time protection did not function properly, we additionally tested the program on 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. In such cases, we have noted which features worked on which Ubuntu version.
Version tested: The version number of the program tested; we note if there are separate 32 and 64-bit installers.
Home/business version: We state whether the program tested is marketed as a home or business program, or if there are separate home and business versions.
Licence: Is the program free or commercial? Is there is a free trial version?
Installation: How to install the program on the Linux system. Where Linux Terminal commands are needed, we have noted these, along with a description of GUI installation where this is available.
Deinstallation: How to remove the program from the computer, with Terminal commands where necessary.
Accessing the program: Whether there is a tray icon, entry in the applications menu, or context menu for scanning specific drives, files or folders.
Non-administrator access: Can a Linux user account without administrator privileges deactivate the protection?
Main program window: We describe the program’s main window, and note how to access the following functions: Status/Reactivation; Scan; Update; Logs; Quarantine; Scheduler; Licence information; Help; Settings.
Malware alerts: Description of the malware alert shown when a threat is detected.
Help: Help features such as manuals and knowledgebase articles.
Verdict: We summarise the functionality and ease of use overall.