The best Windows antivirus software for business users
During January and February 2023 we continuously evaluated 17 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.
Windows 10: February 2023
|AhnLab V3 Endpoint Security 9.0||100||91.7||100›|
|Avast Ultimate Business Security 22.12||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security 7.8||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Endpoint Security (Ultra) 7.8||100||91.7||100›|
|Check Point Endpoint Security 86.60||100||100||100›|
|Kaspersky Endpoint Security 11.11||100||100||100›|
|Kaspersky Small Office Security 21.8||100||100||100›|
|Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection 1.2||91.7||100||100›|
|Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Enterprise) 4.18||100||83.3||100›|
|Seqrite Endpoint Security 18.00||91.7||100||100›|
|Sophos Intercept X Advanced 10.8||100||91.7||100›|
|Symantec Endpoint Security Complete 14.3||100||91.7||100›|
|Trellix Endpoint Security 10.7||100||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Apex One 14.0||100||100||100›|
|Vmware Carbon Black Cloud 3.8||100||83.3||100›|
|WithSecure Elements Endpoint Protection 22.9 & 23.1||100||91.7||100›|
|Xcitium Client Security 12||100||83.3||100›|
Evaluation based on a point system
All products can achieve a maximum of 6 points each in the three categories of protection, performance and usability. This means 18 points are the best possible test result.
At 10 points or higher, a product is awarded the AV-TEST seal of approval.
At 17.5 points or higher, AV-TEST also issues the "TOP PRODUCT" award. Additional details ›
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