The best Windows antivirus software for home users
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
|AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0||100||58.3||75›|
|Avast Free Antivirus 2015||91.7||75||100›|
|AVG Internet Security 2015||100||66.7||100›|
|Avira Antivirus Pro 2015||100||83.3||100›|
|Bitdefender Internet Security 2015||100||100||100›|
|BullGuard Internet Security 15.1||100||83.3||91.7›|
|Comodo Internet Security Premium 8.2||50||91.7||91.7›|
|ESET Smart Security 8.0||83.3||58.3||100›|
|F-Secure Internet Security 2015||100||91.7||91.7›|
|G Data InternetSecurity 2015||91.7||50||100›|
|K7 Computing Total Security 14.2 & 15.1||100||75||91.7›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 & 2016||91.7||100||100›|
|McAfee Internet Security 2015||100||91.7||100›|
|Microsoft Security Essentials 4.8||50||83.3||100›|
|MicroWorld eScan Internet Security Suite 14.0||91.7||75||100›|
|Norman Security Suite Pro 11.0||83.3||66.7||91.7›|
|Norton Norton Security 2015||100||83.3||91.7›|
|Panda Security Free Antivirus 15.1||100||83.3||100›|
|Qihoo 360 360 AntiVirus (BD+QVM) 5.0||100||66.7||100›|
|Quick Heal Total Security 16.0||75||50||91.7›|
|Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 & 2016||100||83.3||91.7›|
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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