• Real-World Protection Test July - November 2016

    The overall report of the Real-World Protection Test (July-November) is now available! It can be found here.

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  • Business Security

    The Business Security and “Next-Gen” Security Test 2016 have been released!.

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  • Performance Test October 2016

    We released our latest Performance Test Report for Windows security products under Microsoft Windows 10. 19 products were tested regarding their impact on system performance. But keep in mind: Protection is much more important than speed!

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The overall report of the Real-World Protection Test (July-November) is now available! t.co/uXVkI8Q73U

The “Next-Gen” and Business Security Test 2016 have been released! t.co/7uIHYGQWcr


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Main Test-Series Vendors 2016

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

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AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is globally recognized. Currently, AV-Comparatives' Real-World Protection Test is the most comprehensive and complex test available when it comes to evaluating the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software. Put simply, the test framework replicates the scenario of an everyday user in an everyday online environment – the typical situation that most of us experience when using a computer with an Internet connection. AV-Comparatives works closely with several academic institutions, especially the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Computer Science, to provide innovative scientific testing methods.
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