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AV-Comparatives Releases the Half-Year Report of 16 Consumer Antivirus Products in Real-World Protection Test

Leading antivirus test lab releases full test results covering four months of testing of the Real-World Protection Test February-May 2023

As part of its ongoing Consumer Main-Test Series, AV-Comparatives has released the results of its February to May 2023 Real-World Protection Test for consumer security solutions. 16 popular anti-malware programs were evaluated to assess their protection against Internet-borne threats.

The Real-World Protection Test by AV-Comparatives simulated real-world conditions as users would find them daily. The test accurately determined if each threat used could make changes to the test system. The included False-positive test ensures that users are not receiving false alarms. Programs with high levels of false alarms had their award levels reduced.

The products evaluated by AV-Comparatives were Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Free Antivirus, Avira Prime, Bitdefender Internet Security, ESET Internet Security, F-Secure Internet Security, G Data Total Security, K7 Total Security, Kaspersky Standard, McAfee Total Protection, Microsoft Defender, Norton Antivirus Plus, Panda Free Antivirus, TotalAV Antivirus Pro, Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus and Trend Micro Internet Security.

In this Consumer Real-World Protection Test, nine vendors reached the highest award level, ADVANCED+. These were (in alphabetical order): Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, G Data, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft and Total Defense.