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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Nov-Dec/2016
Version 6.2
Platform Windows 10 (64 bit)
Report 164965
Date Nov-Dec/2016

Endpoint Security

During November and December 2016 we continuously evaluated 12 endpoint protection products using settings as provided by the vendor. 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 against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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November December Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
172 samples used
100% 98.7% 99.4%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
13,462 samples used
100% 99.9% 99.7%
Protection Score


Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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Standard PC Industry average High end PC Industry average
Slowing-down when launching popular websites
40 websites visited
15% 16% 21% 16%
Slower download of frequently-used applications
20 downloaded files
6% 4% 6% 4%
Slower launch of standard software applications
12 test cases applied
11% 16% 10% 10%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications
17 installed applications
13% 41% 11% 50%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network)
8,199 files copied
2% 7% 3% 10%
Performance Score


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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November December Industry average
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites
500 samples used
0 0 0
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan
1,269,257 samples used
2 0 2
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
40 samples used
0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
40 samples used
0 0
Usability Score