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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – May-Jun/2016
Version 6.0
Platform Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
Report 162341
Date May-Jun/2016


During May and June 2016 we continuously evaluated 13 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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May June Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
163 samples used
94.4% 94.6% 97.5%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
16,735 samples used
100% 100% 99.8%
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
40 websites visited
8% 13% 13% 20%
Slower download of frequently-used applications
19 downloaded files
1% 5% 0% 3%
Slower launch of standard software applications
12 test cases applied
6% 13% 13% 16%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications
17 installed applications
5% 27% 6% 27%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network)
8,285 files copied
11% 8% 1% 5%
Performance Score


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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May June 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
1,387,635 samples used
82 137 21
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
39 samples used
1 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
39 samples used
1 0
Usability Score