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Consumer Malware Protection Test September 2023

As part of its ongoing Consumer Main-Test Series, AV-Comparatives has released the results of its September 2023 Malware Protection Test for consumer security solutions. 16 popular anti-malware programs were evaluated to assess their ability to detect and block malicious files before, during or after execution.

Presenting the Latest Consumer Malware Protection Test Results for September 2023

AV-Comparatives is pleased to announce the release of the results of its September 2023 Malware Protection Test for consumer security solutions as part of the ongoing Consumer Main-Test Series. This renowned independent testing institute has evaluated 16 leading anti-malware programs to gauge their effectiveness in detecting and blocking malicious files, whether before, during, or after execution.

The Test Focus

The evaluation goes beyond mere detection rates; it delves into the ability of each product to prevent malicious programs from making any system alterations. The extensive test set utilized for this examination comprised around ten-thousand malware samples. To ensure that the tested programs don’t prioritize system protection at the cost of generating excessive false alarms, a meticulous false-positives test was conducted in conjunction with the Malware Protection Test.

The Tested Products

AV-Comparatives subjected the following consumer security products to rigorous testing: Avast Free Antivirus, AVG AntiVirus Free, 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 Antivirus, Norton Antivirus Plus, Panda Free Antivirus, Total Defense Essential Antivirus, TotalAV Antivirus Pro, Trend Micro Internet Security.

Achievements and Recognitions

A remarkable total of eleven products attained the highest award level, designated as “Advanced+.” These distinguished products include Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, ESET, G Data, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, TotalAV and Total Defense. They demonstrated very good protection rates while maintaining low false-positive rates, showcasing their proficiency in safeguarding consumers against malware threats.

Accessing the Report

Just like all other public test reports by AV-Comparatives, the comprehensive report on the 2023H2 Malware Protection Test is available for download free of charge and without the necessity for registration. You can access the report on the institute’s website to delve into the in-depth findings: