AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jan-Feb/2013

During January and February 2013 we continuously evaluated 26 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

Anti-Virus Free Edition

Version2013
PlatformWindows 8 (RTM, 64 bit)
Report130541
DateJan-Feb/2013

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 125 samples used 95%98.0%100%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set) 18,267 samples used 99%99.0%99.0%
Protection Score 5.5/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
Use cases: visiting websites, downloading software, installing and running programs and copying data Number of test cases: 5 5%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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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites 500 samples used 0 0 0
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 602,784 samples used 6 5 1
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 35 samples used 1 1
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 35 samples used 1 1
Usability Score 5.5/6.0

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