AV-TEST: the December antivirus test brings several changes to the top

AV-Test has published results from tests of antivirus programs for individual users. In December 2017, 20 solutions for protecting computers with Windows were tested. The highest distinction - "Top Product" - was awarded to the software:

  • AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0
  • Avira Antivirus Pro 15.0
  • Bitdefender Internet Security 22.0
  • Kaspersky Lab Internet Security 18.0
  • McAfee Internet Security 20.5
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 12.0
  • VIPRE Security VIPRE AdvancedSecurity 10.1

For people who do not follow AV-TEST tests on a regular basis, we must remind you that with the beginning of 2016, AV-Test changed the methodology for the first time since 2013. The changes include a hardware platform for performance testing tests and, most importantly, a special "Top-Product" certificate. Now, if the anti-virus will get at least 17.5 points out of 18 in 6 tests (6 for protection, 6 for performance and 6 for usability), it will receive a special distinction.

Before 2013, the manufacturer of the tested antivirus had to get at least 15 points in order to get the certificate. At that time, every developer of antivirus software was required to increase the work for detection, performance and usability. Currently, to get a certificate, it is enough that the antivirus will score only 10 points.

avtest results

Detailed results are available on this page.

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