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Consumer - News Archive

15. April 2018
Malware Protection Test March 2018
The Malware Protection Test is an enhancement of the File Detection Test which we performed in previous years. It assesses a security program’s ability to protect a system against infection by malicious files; what is unique about this test is that in addition to checking detection in scans, it additionally assesses each program’s last line of defence.
15. April 2018
False Alarm Test March 2018
This report is an appendix to the Malware Protection Test March 2018 listing details about the discovered False Alarms.
29. March 2018
Android Test 2018 – 200+ Apps
Biggest-ever test of security apps against Android malware released! Read the report for details.
31. December 2017
Summary Report 2017
At the end of every year, AV-Comparatives releases a summary report to comment on the various anti-virus products tested over the year, and to highlight the high-scoring products of the various tests that took place over the course of the year.
15. December 2017
Real-World Protection Test July-November 2017
The second half year results of the ongoing Real-World Protection Test are now available.
1. November 2017
Malware Removal Test 2017
AV-Comparatives released their annual Malware Removal Report for Windows security products. From February to September we tested 17 products on their malware removal capabilities. We rated ease of use for home user to clean up their system. Read the report for details.
17. October 2017
Performance Test October 2017
We released our latest Performance Test Report for Windows security products under Microsoft Windows 10. 21 products were tested regarding their impact on system performance. But keep in mind: Protection is much more important than speed!
15. October 2017
Malware Protection Test September 2017
The Malware Protection Test is an enhancement of the File Detection Test which we performed in previous years. It assesses a security program’s ability to protect a system against infection by malicious files; what is unique about this test is that in addition to checking detection in scans, it additionally assesses each program’s last line of defence.
15. October 2017
False Alarm Test September 2017
This report is an appendix to the Malware Protection Test September 2017 listing details about the discovered False Alarms.
25. August 2017
Mobile Security Review 2017
The latest Mobile Security Report 2017 is now available! 10 security products for Android have been thoroughly tested and reviewed!
15. August 2017
Anti-Phishing Certification Bitdefender 2017
Bitdefender Internet Security has been certified by AV-Comparatives as Approved Anti-Phishing product.
15. August 2017
Anti-Phishing Certification Avast 2017
Avast Free Antivirus has been certified by AV-Comparatives as Approved Anti-Phishing product.
15. August 2017
Anti-Phishing Certification Fortinet 2017
Fortinet FortiClient has been certified by AV-Comparatives as Approved Anti-Phishing product.
15. August 2017
Anti-Phishing Certification Kaspersky 2017
Kaspersky Internet Security has been certified by AV-Comparatives as Approved Anti-Phishing product.
15. August 2017
Mac Security Test & Review 2017
We have reviewed and tested nine antivirus solutions on Apple’s macOS Sierra. Read our Mac Security Test & Review to see which antivirus solutions have been approved.
15. August 2017
Parental Control Review 2017 – SafeDNS
SafeDNS for Windows reached the above requirements and therefore receives the 2017 AV-Comparatives Approved Parental Control Award.
15. August 2017
Parental Control Review 2017 – Kaspersky Safe Kids Premium
Kaspersky Safe Kids Premium for Windows reached the above requirements and therefore receives the 2017 AV-Comparatives Approved Parental Control Award.
15. August 2017
Parental Control Review 2017 for Android – ESET
ESET Parental Control for Android reached the above requirements and therefore receives the 2017 AV-Comparatives Approved Parental Control Award.
27. July 2017
Review of Free Antivirus Software 2017
In this review 15 free AV solutions were reviewed and compared against their paid counterparts.
15. July 2017
Real-World Protection Test February-June 2017
The first half year results of the ongoing Real-World Protection Test are now available.