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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Nov-Dec/2017
Version 17.7 & 17.8
Platform Windows 7 (SP1, 64 bit)
Report 174931
Date Nov-Dec/2017

Antivirus Business

During November and December 2017 we continuously evaluated 15 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)
185 samples used
100% 100% 99.5%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
10,684 samples used
99.9% 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
18% 17% 16% 16%
Slower download of frequently-used applications
20 downloaded files
10% 3% 3% 1%
Slower launch of standard software applications
12 test cases applied
4% 5% 17% 12%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications
19 installed applications
15% 29% 21% 34%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network)
7,195 files copied
5% 7% 4% 9%
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
1,324,143 samples used
1 3 4
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
0 1
Usability Score