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. Any samples that have not been detected e.g. on-access are executed on the test system, with Internet/cloud access available, to allow features such as behavioural protection to come into play.
File Detection Test March 2016
File Detection Test September 2015
Malware Removal Test 2015
We released the Malware Removal Test 2015! We have tested the removal capabilities of 16 security products for Windows. Read our report to see how the participating products fared in this test. You can find it here.
Parental Control Reviews 2015
The latest Parental Control Reviews are now available! 5 security products have been thoroughly tested and reviewed!
Mac Security Review/Test 2015
We just released the Mac Security Review/Test 2015 report. It can be found here.
Performance Test Security Products under Windows 8.1
The Performance Test for Security Products has been released. It can be found here.
Heuristic/Behavioural Protection Test 2015
We released the heuristic/behavioural protection test report. It can be found here.
File Detection Test March 2015
Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis of the File Detection Tests
These Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis reports are supplementary to AV-Comparatives’ main reports, already published, of the September 2013 and March 2014 File-Detection Tests. No additional testing has been performed; rather, the existing test results have been re-analysed from a different perspective, to consider what impact the missed samples are likely to have on customers, according to telemetry data of Microsoft.