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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar-Apr/2013

Bitdefender: Internet Security

Version Tested
2013
Website Platform
Windows XP (SP3, 32 bit)

During March and April 2013 we continuously evaluated 26 home user security products using their default settings. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

Protection
Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
Mar Apr
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
Industry average: 93
Samples used: 133
in %
100
100
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
Industry average: 99
Samples used: 22,517
in %
100
100
Protection Score: 6.0/6.0
Performance
Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
Mar Apr
Use cases: visiting websites, downloading software, installing and running programs and copying data
Industry average: 6
Number of test cases: 5
in s
3
Performance Score: 5.0/6.0
Usability
Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
Mar Apr
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites
Industry average: 0
Samples used: 500
in #
0
0
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan
Industry average: 5
Samples used: 636,473
in #
2
0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
Industry average: 1
Samples used: 30
in #
0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
Industry average: 1
Samples used: 30
in #
0
Usability Score: 6.0/6.0
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