Leading antivirus test lab releases new test results from its ongoing core test suite featuring real-world and malware protection tests in the first half of 2022
— Andreas Clementi, Founder and CEO of AV-Comparatives
INNSBRUCK, TYROL, AUSTRIA, April 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — AV-Comparatives, a provider of independent comparative testing and reviews for antivirus products, has released the latest security software benchmark results from its test protection against malware for the month of March, and the fact sheet of the Real-World Protection Test, conducted between February and March.
These tests looked at the performance of leading antivirus solutions to gauge their capabilities under the conditions that users around the world encounter daily.
“As threat tactics evolve and change, and the number of threats consumers need to protect against continues to increase dramatically, we believe the need to test products is ever-increasing. Users need to have full confidence that they have the right protections in place. »
“Our rigorous process is designed to provide consumers with the information they need to make the most informed decisions about the best protection for their needs.” said Andreas Clementi, founder and CEO of AV-Comparatives.
As part of AV-Comparatives’ ongoing Consumer Main-Test series, the Consumer Security Solutions Malware Protection Test evaluated 17 popular anti-malware programs to assess their ability to detect and to block malicious files before, during or after their execution. This test examines a product’s ability to prevent malware from making changes to the system. The test set used for this test consisted of 10,040 malware samples, assembled after reviewing telemetry data with the aim of including recent and prevalent samples that put users in the field at risk. To ensure that the tested programs do not protect the system at the expense of a high false alarm rate, a false positive test was also run.
The products tested by AV-Comparatives were: Avast Free Antivirus, AVG AntiVirus Free, Avira Prime, Bitdefender Internet Security, ESET Internet Security, G Data Total Security, K7 Total Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, Malwarebytes premium, McAfee Total Protection, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, NortonLifeLock Norton 360 Deluxe, Panda Free Antivirus, TotalAV Antivirus Pro, Total Defense Essential Antivirus, Trend Micro Internet Security and VIPRE Advanced Security.
A total of 11 products achieved the highest award level, Advanced+. These products were: NortonLifeLock, Bitdefender, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, Total Defense, VIPRE, McAfee, Avira, Microsoft and TotalAV.
The malware protection test report is also available as a pdf file:
The provisional results of this real-world protection test are based on a set of 362 live test cases (malicious URLs found in the field). The full report, covering four months of testing, will be released in June.
The following products (latest version available at the time of the test) were tested: Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Free Antivirus, Avira Prime, Bitdefender Internet Security, ESET Internet Security, G Data Total Security, K7 Total Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, Malwarebytes Premium , McAfee Total Security, Microsoft Defender, Panda Free Antivirus, NortonLifeLock Norton 360 Deluxe, TotalAV Antivirus Pro, Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus, Trend Micro Internet Security and VIPRE Advanced Security.
The test results showed that:
– Avira achieved perfect protection and a low false positive rate.
– AVG, Avast, ESET, Kaspersky, Microsoft and VIPRE achieved near perfect protection and low false positive rate.
– NortonLifeLock, Trend Micro and Malwarebytes achieved perfect protection and higher false positive rate.
While all products in the test are unanimously considered successful participants, AV-Comparatives cautions against products with a higher rate of false positives as this can lead to a less in-depth and more long.
The real world protection test is also available as a pdf file:
AV-Comparatives is an independent organization providing systematic testing to examine the effectiveness of security software products and mobile security solutions. Using one of the largest sample collection systems in the world, it has created a real environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers AV test results that are freely available to individuals, news organizations, and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official, globally recognized seal of approval for software performance.