The factsheet of the Real-World Protection Test of March is now available! It can be found here.
We released our newly introduced Malware Protection Test. It assesses a security program’s ability to protect a system against infection by malicious files; what is unique about this test is that in addition to checking detection in scans, it additionally assesses each program’s last line of defence. Any samples that have not been detected e.g. on-access are executed on the test system, with Internet/cloud access available, to allow features such as behavioural protection to come into play. A false alarm test is also included.
You can find additional information in the following two blog posts:
Large scale test of mobile antivirus apps shows huge differences in malware protection. A quarter of 110 tested Android security apps failed to offer even basic protection, while one third offers very good protection. See details here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/mobile-security/
This year AV-Comparatives hosted the first Awards Ceremony for all participating vendors, at which all the 2016 Awards were presented. It was an amazing day up at 2,269 m (7,444 ft) on the Nordkette in the Tyrolean Alps.
Thanks to everyone who made it to Innsbruck to be a part of it!
We conducted our annual survey to improve our service to the end-user community. Respondents were asked for their opinions on various topics related to anti-virus software testing and anti-virus software in general.
The report of our latest annual security survey is now available here!
We published a special Network Performance Test commissioned by ESET, wherein 6 major business security suites were tested. The Network Performance Test compared resource utilization and management by six endpoint security solutions testing their impact on resources such as network traffic and machine load (CPU and RAM).