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This is how well security packages protect porous XP systems

In April 2014, Microsoft ended its support for Windows XP, although thousands of XP PCs are still running in private homes and company offices. That is why AV-TEST decided to test one last time how well security suites for private users and security solutions for companies now protect porous...

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17 software packages in a repair performance test after malware attacks

Can antivirus software packages or recovery/clean-up tools completely clean and repair a Windows system after a virus infection? Lab experts at AV-TEST resolved this question in an extremely comprehensive ten-month endurance test. The result: Yes, they can!

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36 Security Apps for Android Are Put Under Constant Fire

In the latest endurance test carried out in the AV-TEST laboratory, 36 apps had to face a number of complex examinations. Over a period of 6 months, the protection, usability and functions of the protection programs for mobile devices were evaluated in three rounds of testing.

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Press Review

Every month, a multitude of different print and online media refer to the latest test results released by the AV-TEST GmbH laboratory. They often use the test values produced by the company's security experts as basic data for product comparisons. Some magazines, however, also use our test results...

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Test: Smart Home Kits Leave the Door Wide Open – for Everyone

Smoke detectors in the form of Internet alarms, burglary warnings sent by text message and lighting and heating controlled via smartphone apps are all now possible thanks to smart home components. Nevertheless, as the major test recently carried out by AV-TEST shows, all of the ingenious features...

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8 Security Solutions for Companies Complete an Endurance Test

AV-TEST recently spent the entire 6-month period between September 2013 and February 2014 testing eight security solutions for small and medium-sized companies. This endurance test proves the reliability of a large number of solutions.

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Win XP, 7 & 8.1: Internet Security Suites Complete an Endurance Test Lasting 6 Months

Between September 2013 and February 2014, the laboratory experts at AV-TEST subjected 24 Internet security suites to a multitude of complex tests. This endurance test carried out on protection packages quickly shows which packages are always on the ball, even in a stressful testing situation, and...

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30 Security Apps for Android Take On 2200 Pieces of Malware

30 current security apps for Android recently had to fend off 2200 pieces of the latest malware in the AV-TEST laboratory. This amount may sound like an easy task, but the 2200 attackers used represent the most dangerous and widespread malware around and were collected in the four weeks leading up...

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25 Internet Security Suites Are Put to the Test Using Windows 8.1

According to Microsoft, Windows 8.1 is already equipped with good tools for increased protection when installed on PCs. The latest test carried out by AV-TEST, however, shows that these tools are insufficient. Only by using an additional protection package can you be sure that your system has the...

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The Protection Provided by Security Solutions for the Office Workplace on Windows 8 Systems

Which option provides better protection for your company PC: the protection solution from Microsoft supplied with computers as a server/client package or a product from a well-known security software manufacturer? The laboratory experts at AV-TEST recently compared 8 current client security packages...

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