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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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12 Security Suites for Mac OS X Put to the Test

While Mac OS X does already utilize its own internal system protection mechanisms, those wanting to be absolutely sure should ramp up their protection with good security software. The Magdeburg-based institute, AV-TEST, examined 12 of the latest applications, whereby some of them did not perform...

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Endurance Test: Do security packages constantly generate false alarms?

You trust your installed security solution: when its alarm goes off, your system is at risk – or was it a false alarm after all? Whether it is for private users or in companies – false positives should not occur. In a 14-month endurance test, AV-TEST evaluated which protection solutions are prone to...

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AV-TEST Media Coverage I/2016

The latest media coverage provides a brief overview of the key publications in the first quarter of 2016. The focus was on security packages under Windows 10, virus scanners put to the repair test, as well as scanners for Windows 7 and 8.1. Security for Android devices was also a major topic covered...

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The Best Android Guardians – 25 Security Apps Put to the Test

Don't even think twice about it, just do it: secure your Android device with a security app. Attackers are constantly exploiting Android security gaps with infected apps or attempting to install the latest ransomware. AV-TEST recently tested 25 apps in terms of protection and other features they...

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Follow-up: FitBit, shocked by the AV-TEST Security Check, has now provided protection for its fitness wristband.

Several months ago, the AV-TEST labs evaluated 9 fitness wristbands and their security approach. The FitBit Charge wristband received one of the worst ratings. It paired up without any delay with any willing smartphone and revealed its data. After intensive cooperation with AV-TEST, FitBit now...

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