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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jan-Feb/2015
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Version 13.1
Platform Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Report 150737
Date Jan-Feb/2015
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AntiVirus Business

During January and February 2015 we continuously evaluated 9 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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January February Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
208 samples used
95.0% 100% 94.7%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
12,207 samples used
99.9% 100% 97.1%
Protection Score
5.5/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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January February Industry average
Use cases: visiting websites, downloading software, installing and running programs and copying data
Number of test cases: 5
4s 3s
Performance Score
4.0/6.0

Usability

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
525,920 samples used
1 2 2
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
38 samples used
0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
38 samples used
0 0
Usability Score
6.0/6.0