AV-Comparatives Evaluated 27 different Windows and Android security Tools for consumers

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AV-Comparatives, the ISO-certified independent security software testing lab, has released the results of its long-term testing for Windows and Android internet security antivirus products.

Products from the following security companies were reviewed by AV-Comparatives: 
Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, ESET, G Data, Google, K7, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, McAfee, Microsoft, NortonLifeLock, Panda, Securion, TotalAV, Total Defense , Trend Micro, VIPRE.

Test anti-virus pour Windows : https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/testmethod/real-world-protection-tests/
Test antivirus pour Android : https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/testmethod/mobile-security-reviews/

”  We hope that with these tests, we can keep users and vendors engaged in system security and diminishing the ever-changing threat landscape,” said Peter Stelzhammer, co-founder of AV-Comparatives. “For these solutions to continue to grow and evolve, tests like these are essential to ensure accuracy and accountability. »

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Details and tips for Windows users:

  • Update all your software
  • Make backups
  • Use protections
  • Think before you click
  • View test results at https://www.av-comparatives.org

AV-Comparatives’ real-world protection test simulated real-world conditions as experienced by users every day. The test accurately determined whether each threat used was capable of making changes to the system under test. To ensure that security programs do not assail users with false alarms, AV-Comparatives subjected all products to false positive testing.

A total of 5 products reached the highest award level, ADVANCED+. These were (in alphabetical order): Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender and Kaspersky.

Details and tips for mobile users

  • Download only from official stores like Google Play
  • Avoid independent loading
  • Check store reviews
  • Avoid independent loading
  • Check for fake apps, even fake security apps
  • View the Mobile Security Assessment at https://www.av-comparatives.org

AV-Comparatives used more than 3,000 recent malicious apps for the Android operating system in the Mobile Malware Protection Test. The results clearly showed the benefit of using a third-party antivirus product to protect smartphones against Android malware.

Security programs have been criticized in the past for their ability to drain device batteries. AV-Comparatives addressed this issue by conducting battery drain tests. Each product’s effect on battery life during daily phone use (calls, web browsing, watching videos, and sending emails) was measured.

Along with the test results, the report contains tips and general security information for Android device users. Android’s built-in security measures were reviewed, as well as the effect on third-party security apps. Security tips for Android users are also provided .

All tested Android products passed AV-Comparatives’ criteria, except those of Google.

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