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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar-Apr/2015
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Version 13.1
Platform Windows 7 (SP1, 32 bit)
Report 151637
Date Mar-Apr/2015
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AntiVirus Business

During March and April 2015 we continuously evaluated 11 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

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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March April Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
187 samples used
99.1% 96.0% 96.8%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
28,002 samples used
99.9% 99.9% 98.6%
Protection Score
5.5/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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March April Industry average
Use cases: visiting websites, downloading software, installing and running programs and copying data
Number of test cases: 5
3s 3s
Performance Score
4.5/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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March April 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
376,881 samples used
1 1 2
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
39 samples used
0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
39 samples used
0 0
Usability Score
6.0/6.0