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AV-TEST Media Coverage IV/2015

Included in the latest Media Coverage are many online media sources that have reported on the tests and articles published by AV-TEST. In this compilation, you'll find reports on: security suites for Windows 10, security software for Mac OS X, security suites for Windows 7 & 8.1, self-protection in...

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The Best Android Apps – 25 System Watchdogs in an Endurance Test

From July to December 2015, 25 protection apps for Android had to show their stuff. The object was to detect over 20,000 infected apps, some of which had only been in circulation for a few hours. Only 7 security apps achieved the top score of 13 points.

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More Security for Mac OS X: 13 Security Packages Put to the Test

Those really wanting to be on the safe side with their Mac OS X use protection software. The market offers freeware suites or paid programs that come with a bunch of good extras. AV-TEST tested 13 applications for their security and performance, yet only certified 10 of them.

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20 Security Suites Put to the Test: More Protection for Windows 10

Despite the new protection concept in Windows 10, it needs a security suite for optimal system security. As the first test laboratory, AV-TEST evaluated 19 security packages under Windows 10 in a comprehensive two-month test, comparing them with the embedded Windows Defender.

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Self-Protection in Windows Applications: How Secure are PDF Readers, Java and Browsers?

Well-known Windows software is repeatedly criticized for being an Achilles' heel for exploits. That is why AV-TEST tested the latest Windows software and also browsers, file archiving applications or PDF readers in terms of whether they deploy the additional protection technologies DEP & ASLR and...

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Test: 11 Security Solutions for Corporate Networks with Windows 7

In many companies, most PCs are still running on Windows 7. If analyst forecasts turn out to be true, then the transition to Windows 10 will only begin picking up momentum at the end of 2017. For the interim period, company networks require optimal protection. That is why AV-TEST examined 11...

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Check 2015: Self-Protection of Antivirus Software

How well do security packages protect themselves against threats? Already in 2014, AV-TEST examined each relevant security software package in terms of whether it used simple protection technologies such as DEP and ASLR. Now comes the follow-up test with 31 solutions, and even more sophisticated...

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AV-TEST Media Coverage III/2015

AV-TEST continuously publishes new test findings on Internet security suites under Windows or Mac for private users, protection solutions for company networks or security apps for Android. Add to this special tests such as security of smart-home devices or the best parental control software for...

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Linux: 16 Security Packages Against Windows and Linux Malware Put to the Test

As Linux PCs are increasingly used to connect Windows PCs, they ought to use a security package as well. The lab at AV-TEST put 16 current security solutions to the test under Ubuntu – against Linux and Windows threats. The result is bitter for several products: for some, 85% of the Windows malware...

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21 Internet security suites put to the test under Windows 8.1

The market offers many good Internet security suites – some even for free. But do the freeware guardians perform as well as those costing money? AV-TEST tested 22 applications and comes to the conclusion: the freeware solutions are good, and for the best solutions, users only have to invest a small...

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