AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar-Apr/2022
During March and April 2022 we continuously evaluated 18 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.
|Platform||Windows 10 Professional (English), (64-Bit)|
|Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 408 samples used||99.5%||99.5%||99.0%|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set) 21,784 samples used||100%||99.9%||100%|
|Industry average||Standard PC||Industry average||High end PC|
|Slowing-down when launching popular websites 60 websites visited||14%||13%||13%||10%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 25 downloaded files||3%||10%||2%||1%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 63 test cases applied||10%||3%||10%||4%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 25 installed applications||15%||13%||14%||13%|
|Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 9,850 files copied||2%||1%||2%||0%|
|False warnings or blockages when visiting websites 500 samples used||0||0||0|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 1,556,244 samples used||2||0||0|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 45 samples used||0||0|
|False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 45 samples used||1||0|
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 ›