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AV-Comparatives Names Antivirus Product of The Year

INNSBRUCK, Austria, 18th January 2022 – The independent ISO-certified security testing lab AV-Comparatives has named its antivirus Product of the Year. During 2021, AV-Comparatives subjected 17 consumer security products for Windows to rigorous long-term testing. All tested products received the test lab’s Approved Security Product Award. This is given...

Consumer Summary Report 2021

Austrian antivirus testing lab AV-Comparatives has released its annual Summary Report for consumer security products (PDF available here). This includes results of all the individual tests carried out during 2021, a user-interface review for all 17 tested products, and awards given to individual programs in various categories. AV-Comparatives tested...

Business Security Test August-November 2021

The second half-year report of AV-Comparatives’ 2021 Enterprise main-test series containing a Real-World Protection, Malware Protection and Performance Test has been released. Also product reviews are included. Please read the report for details. https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/business-security-test-2021-august-november/ AV-Comparatives Reveals...

AV-C Survey 2022

It’s that time of the year when we do our annual Security Survey. If you could spare 5 minutes of your time to complete it, we would be grateful. Your feedback is important to us, as it helps us understand the needs of real-life users. Please feel free to share the link to the survey […] Der Beitrag AV-C Survey 2022 erschien zuerst auf AV-Comparatives.

AV-Comparatives Explains the Implications of Takeovers in the IT-Security Industry

In recent years, there have been many acquisitions of security software manufacturers. This article considers the implications of such takeovers, with regard to cybersecurity, consumer choice and other factors. AV-Comparatives notes that their test results can help uncover any technical changes resulting from AV-vendor acquisitions. McAfee’s consumer...

AVAR 2021 virtual conference is taking place on 2nd and 3rd December

AV-Comparatives is again supporting the AVAR security conference. AVAR 2021 Virtual is the 24th edition of AVAR’s international conference. The event is taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of December, and registration is free. The program of live events over the two days features presentations on the most important cybersecurity issues faced this year....

Consumer Real-World Protection Test July-October 2021

The second half-year results of the ongoing Consumer Real-World Protection Test are now available! https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-july-october-2021/ Leading antivirus testing lab releases report of latest protection test for 17 popular home-user security programs As part of its ongoing Consumer Main-Test Series, AV-Comparatives...

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Test 2021

AV-Comparatives has released the results of its 2021 Advanced Threat Protection Tests. Eight consumer-antivirus products and eight enterprise endpoint-security programs for Windows were put through their paces. https://www.av-comparatives.org/testmethod/advanced-threat-protection-tests/   AV-Comparatives’ Advanced Threat Protection Test uses a variety...

Consumer Performance Test October 2021

As part of its ongoing Consumer Main-Test Series, AV-Comparatives has released the results of its October 2021 Performance Test for consumer security solutions. 17 popular anti-malware programs were evaluated to assess their speed impact.   AV-Comparatives releases results of Autumn 2021 Speed-Impact Test for Consumer Antivirus Products  The Performance...

Product-specific AV test files and URLs to verify product functionality

Many security-software vendors provide some means of verifying that the product in question is working properly. In a lot of cases, this is just the industry-recognised EICAR Standard Anti-Virus Test File or a variant of this. However, a number of vendors provide their own utilities, which are intended to check whether specific aspects of their […]...

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