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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – May-Jun/2014
McAfee
Version 2014
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Platform Windows XP (SP3, 32 bit)
Certificate 142367
Date May-Jun/2014
McAfee

Internet Security

During May and June 2014 we continuously evaluated 23 home user security products using their default settings. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)

May June Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
158 samples used
99% 100% 97%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
24,105 samples used
100% 100% 98%
Protection Score
6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

May June Industry average
Use cases: visiting websites, downloading software, installing and running programs and copying data
5 samples used
1s 3s
Performance Score
5.5/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)

May June Industry average
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites
500 samples used
0 0 0
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan
448,343 samples used
1 0 3
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
0 1
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
0 1
Usability Score
6.0/6.0
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