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    Real-World Protection Test

    The fact-sheet of the Real-World Protection Test (August) is now available! The results can be found here.

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    Mobile Security Report 2017

    The latest Mobile Security Report 2017 is now available! 10 security products for Android have been thoroughly tested and reviewed!

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    Mac Security Review & Test

    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.

  • Free vs Paid

    Free vs. Paid AV Solutions

    In this review 15 free AV solutions were reviewed and compared against their paid counterparts.

Latest News

Real-World Protection Test factsheet August 2017 t.co/uXVkI8Q73U

The latest Mobile Security Report 2017 is now available! t.co/pplMK05OrO


Awards Overview


View the AV-Comparatives awards, statistics, test results and progress charts in a detailed yet easy to access interface.




Main Test-Series Vendors 2017

avast bitdefender escan kaspersky quickheal vipre
avast bullguard eset mcafee tencent
avg emsisoft fsecure microsoft tencent
avira emsisoft fortinet fortinet trendmicro

About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is globally recognized. Currently, AV-Comparatives' Real-World Protection Test is the most comprehensive and complex test available when it comes to evaluating the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software. Put simply, the test framework replicates the scenario of an everyday user in an everyday online environment – the typical situation that most of us experience when using a computer with an Internet connection. AV-Comparatives works closely with several academic institutions, especially the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Computer Science, to provide innovative scientific testing methods.
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