AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – May-Jun/2020

During May and June 2020 we continuously evaluated 22 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.

certified

PC Matic

Version3.0
PlatformWindows 10 Professional (English), (64-Bit)
Report202419
DateMay-Jun/2020

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageMay June
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 339 samples used 98.8%99.4%100%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set) 21,851 samples used 100%100%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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Industry averageIndustry averageStandard PC Industry averageIndustry averageHigh end PC
Slowing-down when launching popular websites 50 websites visited 14%7%11%8%
Slower download of frequently-used applications 20 downloaded files 1%0%1%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 12 test cases applied 12%6%9%5%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 20 installed applications 27%10%22%10%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 7,254 files copied 2%2%6%0%
Performance Score 6.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageMay June
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites 500 samples used 0 0 0
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 1,159,543 samples used 16 24 11
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 83 samples used 0 1
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 83 samples used 1 1
Usability Score 4.0/6.0

All tested manufacturers

AhnLab
Avast
AVG
Avira
Baidu
Bitdefender
BullGuard
Check Point
Comodo
Cylance
Emsisoft
ESET
F-Secure
Fortinet
G Data
K7 Computing
Kaspersky
Lavasoft
Malwarebytes
McAfee
Microsoft
MicroWorld
Norton
Panda Security
PC Matic
PC Tools
Protected.net
Qihoo 360
Quick Heal
Sophos
Tencent (PC)
ThreatTrack
Total Defense
Trend Micro
VIPRE Security
Webroot