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Test: 12 Android Apps for more Parental Control on Smartphones

Many children between the ages of 7 and 14 already have their own smartphone. That's why parents ought to ensure that one of the many installed apps provide parental control. AV-TEST thoroughly tested how these apps perform in everyday use, and how well they can be controlled.

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Test: Parental control software for Windows and Mac OS X

Those who don't want their children to be exposed to early unattended lessons in the birds and the bees ought to use parental control software. It is available either as a standalone product or is usually an enhanced feature built into an Internet security suite. AV-TEST labs examined 17 solutions...

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AV-TEST Media Coverage II/2015

The test results published by AV-TEST on security suites for consumer and business users, security apps for Android, as well as additional security news items, provide a source to many media for their coverage. Here is a synopsis of reports and articles over the past months. In case your article in...

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Android Apps: 25 system watchdogs – put to the test for 125 days

The AV-TEST Facebook page repeatedly answers the same question: "Which Android app is actually the best?" In order to provide a well-founded answer to this question, the labs at AV-TEST subjected 25 Android protection apps to an endurance test for 125 days.

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Strong protection for corporate networks with Windows 7

Windows 7 is the most widely used operating system in companies. It is run on at least one out of two PCs. The newer Windows 8.1 was unable to have any effect on these numbers. AV-TEST examined 11 solutions for companies under Windows 7 in terms of their protection function, and can recommend most...

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Internet Security Packages: the best products at modest prices

AV-TEST lab recently tested 22 Internet security suites for their protection, performance and usability. Well-known suites that charge a fee for their services scored the best results. Depending upon the type of license, the cost of protecting a Windows PC is only around 1 Euro per month.

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Test: Fitness Wristbands Reveal Data

Fitness wristbands save and transmit the wearer's data directly to the smartphone, then normally without any detours directly into the cloud. Is this secure? Is it possible for everyone to see, manipulate or even exploit the data? AV-TEST examined 9 fitness wristbands and urgently recommends to...

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Mac OS X under attack – 10 security packages put to the test

The legend that Mac OS X is supposedly invincible is not borne out by the facts. In the aftermath of major attacks by Flashback, the police Trojan Browlock or Shellshock, the number of assaults on Mac OS X continues to increase. That is why the AV-TEST laboratory tested 10 security packages for Mac...

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Endurance Test: Does antivirus software slow down PCs?

Critics maintain that protection software for Windows really puts the brakes on PCs. In a 14-month, extremely comprehensive performance endurance test, AV-TEST examined the trade-off of performance versus protection, and came up with some conclusive answers.

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AV-TEST Media Coverage I/2015

Many media, e.g. computer magazines, IT portals, daily newspapers, along with news websites, report on current tests or studies from AV-TEST. Below you'll find a brief synopsis of the key media and published news stories. In case you have reported on AV-TEST but are not named here, please do not...

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