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AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jul-Aug/2016
Check Point
Version 14.2 & 14.3
Platform Windows 7 (SP1, 64 bit)
Report 163127
Date Jul-Aug/2016
Check Point

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security

During July and August 2016 we continuously evaluated 23 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 against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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July August Industry average
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
162 samples used
97.6% 100% 98.1%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)
15,151 samples used
99.1% 100% 99.6%
Protection Score


Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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Standard PC Industry average High end PC Industry average
Slowing-down when launching popular websites
40 websites visited
22% 17% 8% 15%
Slower download of frequently-used applications
20 downloaded files
4% 6% 0% 4%
Slower launch of standard software applications
12 test cases applied
10% 6% 17% 20%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications
19 installed applications
37% 23% 82% 48%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network)
7,605 files copied
10% 19% 2% 20%
Performance Score


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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July August 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
1,332,434 samples used
0 0 6
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