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Endurance Test: Does antivirus software slow down PCs?

Critics maintain that protection software for Windows really puts the brakes on PCs. In a 14-month, extremely comprehensive performance endurance test, AV-TEST examined the trade-off of performance versus protection, and came up with some conclusive answers.

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AV-TEST Media Coverage I/2015

Many media, e.g. computer magazines, IT portals, daily newspapers, along with news websites, report on current tests or studies from AV-TEST. Below you'll find a brief synopsis of the key media and published news stories. In case you have reported on AV-TEST but are not named here, please do not...

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It's that easy to protect corporate networks under Windows 7

Seldom have cyber-attacks and corporate espionage been a hotter topic than of late. Because for many companies, data is their main capital, and it's up to them to protect this precious asset. AV-TEST subjected 9 corporate network security solutions to laboratory tests and was able to issue a...

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Windows 7: The best security packages at the end of mainstream support

Microsoft announced the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 as of January 13, 2015. Effective immediately, only essential security updates are available, and nothing else. That is why you ought to use one of the 28 security packages tested by AV-TEST to ensure perfect protection of Windows 7. A...

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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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