Consumer Real-World Protection Test Factsheet Feb-Mar 2020
Independent Austrian antivirus testing lab AV-Comparatives has released a fact sheet for its February/March Real-World Protection Test of consumer security programs. 17 popular anti-malware apps were put to the test. The procedure imitates a real-life user encountering current threats while surfing the Internet. Tested programs can use any and all of their protection mechanisms to keep the user’s computer free from infection. To ensure that the tested programs do not protect the system at the expense of high false-alarm rates, a false-positives test is also conducted. The fact sheet shows both the protection and false-positive rates, and can be downloaded free from the AV-Comparatives website. The Real-World Protection Test continues in April and May, with overall results for the 4 months published in June.