AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – May-Jun/2017
During May and June 2017 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.
Windows Defender Antivirus
|Platform||Windows 10 (64 bit)|
|Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 202 samples used||100%||99.0%||99.0%|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set) 10,252 samples used||99.9%||99.8%||99.7%|
|Industry average||Standard PC||Industry average||High end PC|
|Slowing-down when launching popular websites 39 websites visited||14%||8%||18%||6%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 20 downloaded files||3%||0%||2%||0%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 12 test cases applied||19%||19%||11%||16%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 18 installed applications||24%||56%||27%||68%|
|Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 7,510 files copied||13%||1%||21%||2%|
|False warnings or blockages when visiting websites 500 samples used||0||0||0|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 1,235,229 samples used||3||9||7|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 40 samples used||0||0|
|False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 40 samples used||0||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 ›