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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Sep-Oct/2015
AVG
Version 2015 & 2016
Platform Windows 10 (64 bit)
Report 153770
Date Sep-Oct/2015
AVG

Internet Security

During September and October 2015 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.

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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September October Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
142 samples used
100% 100% 97.2%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
20,754 samples used
99.9% 99.9% 99.6%
Protection Score
6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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September October Industry average
Use cases: visiting websites, downloading software, installing and running programs and copying data
Number of test cases: 5
3s 3s
Performance Score
4.5/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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September October 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
1,468,321 samples used
0 0 2
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
41 samples used
0 0
Usability Score
6.0/6.0