av_realworld_mayReal-World Protection Test (Factsheet)

    The monthly factsheet report for the Real-World Protection Test (May 2015) is now available! Find out which product scored best in this very demanding and sophisticated test!

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    Linux Security Review 2015

    Our first review of Linux Security products is now available!

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    File Detection TestFile Detection Test March 2015

    The File Detection Test Report (including False Alarm Test) has been released! The products were tested for their ability to detect malicious files.

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Main Test-Series Vendors 2015

avast bitdefender eset lavasoft quickheal vipre Previously Tested Vendors
avg bullguard fortinet mcafee sophos AhnLab TrustPort
avira emsisoft fsecure microsoft tencent G DATA Webroot
baidu escan kaspersky panda trendmicro Symantec Norton Full List

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