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In today's interconnected world, the risk of malwares is a major concern for users. Antivirus software is a ...
In today's interconnected world, the risk of malwares is a major concern for users. Antivirus software is a
device to prevent, discover, and eliminatemalwares such as, computer worm, trojan horses,computer
viruses,spyware and adware. In the competitive IT environment, due to availability of many antivirus
software and their diverse features evaluating them is an arguable and complicated issue for users which
has a significant impact on the efficiency of computers defense systems. The anti-virus selection problem
can be formulated as a multiple criteria decision making problem. This paper proposes an antivirus
evaluation model for computer users based on group fuzzy TOPSIS. We study a real world case of antivirus
software and define criteria for antivirus selection problem. Seven alternatives were selected from among
the most popular antiviruses in the market and seven criteria were determined by the experts. The study is
followed by the sensitivity analyses of the results which also gives valuable insights into the needs and
solutions for different users in different conditions.