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Here you will find links to all our test reports and reviews.

AV-Comparatives redesigned website

About one month ago we launched the redesign of your new AV-Comparatives website, which illustrates our expanding role as a global leader in IT security testing for consumer and enterprise users.

To make it easier to find what you want quickly, we have split the site into two areas, Consumer and Enterprise. Each area gives you easy access to the relevant test results, methodology and charts. In both areas, the charts and test results pages have been completely redesigned.

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Performance Test April 2018

AV-Comparatives released their latest Performance Test Report for consumer security products under Microsoft Windows 10.

18 consumer products were tested regarding their impact on system performance. But keep in mind: Protection is more important than speed!

Biggest-ever test of security apps against Android malware

Major new test of Android security apps shows that less than half provide effective protection – Out of 204 mobile apps tested, the majority were dubious, unsafe or ineffective.

AV-Comparatives have released their report on the biggest-ever test of Android security apps and their effectiveness against Android malware. The independent testing lab put 204 Android AV apps to the test against an array of common threats, and found that some are much more effective than others. Less than 1 in 6 of the apps tested defended against all 2,000 malicious apps, while over a third failed to reach a block rate of even 30%.

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Advanced Endpoint Protection Test

AV-Comparatives has published the findings of an Advanced Endpoint Protection Test, consisting of the following component tests:

  • PowerShell-based file-less attacks and file-based exploits test, including false alarm test
  • Proactive Protection Test, including false alarm test
  • Real-World Protection Test, including false alarm test
  • Ransomware test

The tests were performed between November 2017 and January 2018. The primary goal was to compare the automatic prevention and detection capabilities of different endpoint protection solutions. The test was commissioned by Bitdefender. Products by the following vendors were tested (please note that the results apply only to the specific program versions and settings that are described in the report): Bitdefender, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, SentinelOne, Sophos and Symantec. The full report can be downloaded from here (PDF).