The best Windows antivirus software for home users
During September and October 2023 we continuously evaluated 17 home user security products using their default settings. 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.
Windows 11: October 2023
|AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0||75||100||100›|
|Avast Free Antivirus 23.8 & 23.9||100||100||100›|
|AVG Internet Security 23.8 & 23.9||100||91.7||100›|
|Avira Internet Security for Windows 1.1||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Internet Security 27.0||100||100||100›|
|Bkav Internet Security AI 8.2||50||91.7||58.3›|
|F-Secure Total 19||100||91.7||100›|
|K7 Computing Total Security 16.0||83.3||100||100›|
|Kaspersky Standard 21.14||100||100||100›|
|Malwarebytes Premium 4.6||91.7||91.7||100›|
|McAfee Total Protection 1.10||100||100||100›|
|Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Consumer) 4.18||100||91.7||100›|
|MicroWorld eScan Internet Security Suite 22.0||91.7||100||91.7›|
|Norton Norton 360 22.23||100||91.7||100›|
|PC Matic Application Allowlisting 3.0||100||100||66.7›|
|Protected.net Total AV 5.23||83.3||91.7||100›|
|Trend Micro Internet Security 17.7||100||100||100›|
Evaluation based on a point system
All products can achieve a maximum of 6 points each in the three categories of protection, performance and usability. This means 18 points are the best possible test result.
At 10 points or higher, a product is awarded the AV-TEST seal of approval.
At 17.5 points or higher, AV-TEST also issues the "TOP PRODUCT" award. Additional details ›