Real-World Protection TestReal-World Protection Test (Factsheet)

    The monthly factsheet report for the Real-World Protection Test (October 2014) is now available! Find out which product scored best in this very demanding and sophisticated test!

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    lrPerformance Test
    (October 2014)

    Programs such as real-time protection security software has some performance impact on your system. Find out how much!

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    Business ReviewBusiness Security Review (October 2014)

    The latest report of the Business Security Review is now available!

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Main Test-Series Vendors 2014

ahnlab   baidu   escan   kaspersky   microsoft   tencent   Previously Tested Vendors
avast   bitdefender   eset   kingsoft   panda   trendmicro   G DATA   Norman
avg   bullguard   fortinet   lavasoft   qihoo   vipre   TrustPort   Webroot
avira   emsisoft   fsecure   mcafee   sophos       Symantec Norton   Full List

About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an independent not-for-profit 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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