The Modular Structure that Leads to Certificates
We test the protective effect of security solutions by installing them on a non-infected system and examining how they respond to malware threats. We do so by simulating a variety of attack scenarios such as the threat of e-mail attachments, infected websites or malicious files that have been transferred from external storage devices. When carrying out these tests, AV-TEST takes the entire functionality of the protection program into account.
We investigate the influence that security software has on the usability of the system and the system interferences that occur, for example: warning messages, general messages and blockage as well as false positives during system scans.