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AV-TEST Media Coverage IV/2014

The test results published by AV-TEST provide experts with a basis for commentaries, reports or tests. Accordingly, there are many publications in print and online media. Below we have assembled a condensed version of all the coverage. In case you have also reported on AV-TEST and have not yet been...

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35 Android Protection Apps Put to a 6-Month Endurance Test

At the turn of the year, the number of Android-based devices has been growing in leaps and bounds. This also increases the number of vulnerable smart phones and tablets operating without a decent protection app. AV-TEST labs put 35 security apps to the test over a period of 6 months, examining their...

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Protection for Windows 8.1: 24 Security Packages Put to the Test

Even if Windows 8.1 is considered the most secure Windows version yet, a good Internet security application is still considered absolutely essential. AV-TEST compared 23 security packages with the basic protection of Windows 8.1. The result: Many watchdogs are first-rate, the freeware applications...

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Test: 9 Security Solutions for Company Networks under Windows 8.1

For companies it's mandatory: the deployment of a good network security solution against malware and threats from the Internet. AV-TEST compared 8 well-known security solutions with the security package delivered by Microsoft in the client-server security package.

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Self-Protection for Antivirus Software

An Internet security suite provides full system protection, employing all available protection technologies. But what about the self-protection of the system protectors? Do they use protection technologies such as DEP and ASLR for their own use? AV-TEST examined 32 applications to find out.

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AV-TEST Media Coverage III/2014

The latest test results and background articles on the topic of security are quoted each month by numerous print and online media. The test results are used by editors and security experts as basic data for product comparisons. Moreover, many magazines quote the test results in fascinating articles...

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32 Protection Apps for Android Put to the Test

There are constant media reports about hacker attacks on smartphones and tablets, aided by infected Android apps. They always conclude with recommended protection apps for more security. But which of them are good? AV-TEST recently evaluated 32 security apps for their protection function, usability...

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Mac OS X in the Crosshairs – 18 Malware Scanners Put to the Test

For a long time, Mac OS users believed they were safe, that there was no malware for their system. As recent as April 2012 and the flashback attack on over 700,000 Apple PCs, it is clear that attackers also have the Macintosh in their crosshairs. AV-TEST has tested 18 antivirus products for Mac and...

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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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