The best Windows antivirus software for home users
During November and December 2018 we continuously evaluated 20 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 10: December 2018
|AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0||91.7||100||100›|
|Avast Free Antivirus 18.7 & 18.8||100||91.7||100›|
|AVG Internet Security 18.7 & 18.8||100||91.7||100›|
|Avira Antivirus Pro 15.0||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Internet Security 23.0||100||100||100›|
|BullGuard Internet Security 19.0||100||100||100›|
|Comodo Internet Security Premium 11.0||100||83.3||91.7›|
|F-Secure SAFE 17||100||91.7||100›|
|G Data InternetSecurity 25.5||91.7||75||100›|
|K7 Computing Total Security 15.1||83.3||91.7||100›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security 19.0||100||91.7||100›|
|Malwarebytes Premium 3.6||83.3||83.3||75›|
|McAfee Internet Security 22.1||100||100||100›|
|Microsoft Windows Defender 4.18||100||91.7||91.7›|
|MicroWorld eScan Internet Security Suite 14.0||83.3||100||100›|
|Norton Norton Security 22.16||100||100||100›|
|Panda Security Dome 18.06||100||83.3||91.7›|
|PC Matic PC Matic 3.0||100||100||58.3›|
|Trend Micro Internet Security 15.0||100||91.7||100›|
|VIPRE Security VIPRE AdvancedSecurity 11.0||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 ›
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