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Download as PDF AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – May-Jun/2014
ThreatTrack
Version 2014
Platform Windows XP (SP3, 32 bit)
Report 142316
Date May-Jun/2014
ThreatTrack

VIPRE Internet Security

During May and June 2014 we continuously evaluated 23 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.

Protection

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)
158 samples used
89.0% 96.0% 97.0%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
24,105 samples used
100% 100% 98.0%
Protection Score
4.5/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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May June Industry average
Use cases: visiting websites, downloading software, installing and running programs and copying data
Number of test cases
5s 3s
Performance Score
3.5/6.0

Usability

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
448,343 samples used
1 1 3
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
0 1
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
0 1
Usability Score
6.0/6.0