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Mac OS X under attack – 10 security packages put to the test

The legend that Mac OS X is supposedly invincible is not borne out by the facts. In the aftermath of major attacks by Flashback, the police Trojan Browlock or Shellshock, the number of assaults on Mac OS X continues to increase. That is why the AV-TEST laboratory tested 10 security packages for Mac...

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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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