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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jul-Aug/2017
Version 14.0
Platform Windows 7 (SP1, 64 bit)
Report 173278
Date Jul-Aug/2017

Endpoint Protection

During July and August 2017 we continuously evaluated 14 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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July August Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
198 samples used
100% 100% 100%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
10,793 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
23% 15% 19% 17%
Slower download of frequently-used applications
20 downloaded files
1% 2% 2% 1%
Slower launch of standard software applications
11 test cases applied
11% 11% 11% 15%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications
18 installed applications
27% 27% 46% 37%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network)
7,744 files copied
5% 6% 8% 6%
Performance Score


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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July August 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
1,437,401 samples used
0 2 15
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
3 1
Usability Score