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AV products certified for phishing protection in AV-Comparatives´ 2023 test

Anti-Phishing test: security products published passing the 2023 test

Every year we publish the results of our phishing protection certification test. These tests evaluate the protection provided against phishing websites. These deceptive websites can pose a real threat to Internet users as they attempt to steal sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details.

AV-Comparatives releases reports of certified anti-phishing products

Seven popular security products for Windows approved for protection against fraudulent websites

Security testing lab AV-Comparatives has released details of its 2023 anti-phishing certification tests. Phishing is a means of stealing confidential user login data, giving attackers access to the victim’s accounts. The technique involves creating unauthentic copies of, for example, online banking portals and enticing users into registering via spoof email messages that purport to be from the respective institution.

Many antivirus and internet security products today protect against phishing. If a user accidentally clicks a link to a phishing website, the page should be blocked, and the user should receive an alert.

AV-Comparatives evaluated products submitted by twelve vendors against more than 250 phishing URLs. To be certified, a product had to detect and block at least 85% of these. A false-positives test was carried out to ensure that the security programs do not protect at the expense of false alarms. Products had to demonstrate that they do not block legitimate sites such as Internet banking websites.

Of the twelve vendors’ products tested this year, seven products were certified. These are, in alphabetical order: Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Free Antivirus, Avira Prime, Bitdefender Internet Security, ESET Internet Security, Fortinet FortiClient and Kaspersky Plus.

It is worth noting that anti-phishing protection is crucial for all operating systems and IoT devices. Cybercriminals can use phishing attacks to steal personal and financial information, install malware, and cause other damage. By using effective anti-phishing protection, users can reduce their risk of falling victim to these attacks. 

AV-Comparatives continues to conduct tests to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-phishing protection and other cybersecurity solutions. Users can use these test results to decide which products to use to protect themselves from cyber threats. 

AV-Comparatives test reports are public and free of charge. For further details of our methods and the individual scores obtained, please see: