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Current Risk Scenario: AV-TEST Security Report Facts at a Glance

Five new malware programs per second, the return of traditional virus attacks on Windows systems, the Top 10 threats for macOS and Trojan attacks on Android: facts at a glance concerning these and other developments in IT security and the current status of online hazards are found in the latest...

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AV-TEST Media Coverage III/2016

Last quarter saw quite a number of reports on the fitness tracker security study. With even more media coverage of the highly controversial topic the momentum continued into this quarter as well. Protection for Android and Windows also remained as a focus of interest. In case a portal is missing in...

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Analysis of 160 Million Websites: Are Google and Other Search Engines Platforms for Distributing Malware?

Search engines such as Google and others provide access to roughly more than 1 billion websites and globally handle 4 to 6 billion search queries – daily. But how many malware threats lurk among the search results? In 2015 and 2016 respectively, AV-TEST analyzed 80 million websites and discovered an...

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Test: 12 Security Solutions for Corporate Networks and Windows 7 Clients

The fact remains: Windows 7 is the most widely-used Windows version. It is running on over 40 percent of Windows computers worldwide – above all in companies. AV-TEST examined 12 enterprise solutions in terms of how well they protect their Windows 7 clients.

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23 Security Suites Put to the Test Under Windows 7

Although Microsoft has been giving away its Windows 10 for some time now: Windows 7 is still being run on over 40% of all PCs worldwide. The latest test of 23 Internet security suites from the labs of AV-TEST reveals the solution with which users are in the best hands.

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Data Protection or Virus Protection?

How many private users read long and drawn-out privacy policies when buying or installing software anyway? Especially when it comes to security software. After all, these programs promise not only protection from cyberattacks but also greater privacy. The data experts of AV-TEST fought their way...

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Test: Parental Control Apps for Android

With a smartphone, children also have the Internet in their pocket and are usually online 24 hours a day. Is security software for Android with parental control functions sufficient to protect our children or is it better to have a special parental control app? The team at AV-TEST examined this...

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AV-TEST Media Coverage II/2016

The second quarter saw quite a flurry of articles and publications by AV-TEST. Particular areas of focus, in addition to normal tests of security packages for private and corporate users, included the test of Mac software and the security study on fitness wristbands. In case a known portal is...

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Parental Control Software for Windows Put to the Test

The Internet offers many suitable playgrounds for children, but surely many more unsuitable ones. But how can the activities of children on the Web be controlled without parents constantly standing there next to them? One solution can be parental control software. The experts of AV-TEST have...

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Seven Fitness Wristbands and the Apple Watch in a Security Check 2016

Fitness wristbands and smart watches are extremely popular, not only with sports fans. Health insurance companies are now even subsidizing the purchase of a tracker or rewarding their use, as fit people cost the insurance companies less. That is why the experts from AV-TEST examined 7 of the latest...

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