The best antivirus software for Windows Home User

During July and August 2015 we continuously evaluated 21 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 7: August 2015

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All tested manufacturers

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

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