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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jan-Feb/2018
Version 17.8 & 17.9
Platform Windows 10 (64 bit)
Report 180631
Date Jan-Feb/2018

Antivirus Business

During January and February 2018 we continuously evaluated 16 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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January February Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
228 samples used
100% 100% 100%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
4,877 samples used
100% 100% 99.9%
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
39 websites visited
21% 16% 16% 14%
Slower download of frequently-used applications
20 downloaded files
19% 3% 10% 2%
Slower launch of standard software applications
20 test cases applied
14% 13% 13% 15%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications
12 installed applications
23% 27% 20% 29%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network)
3,150 files copied
2% 3% 4% 6%
Performance Score


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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January February 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
1,514,806 samples used
3 3 6
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
51 samples used
0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
51 samples used
0 1
Usability Score