AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jan-Feb/2019

During January and February 2019 we continuously evaluated 19 home user products using settings as provided by the vendor. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.


Total Security

PlatformWindows 10 (64 bit)


Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 309 samples used 99%97.9%100%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set) 13,668 samples used 100%100%100%
Protection Score 5.5/6.0


Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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Industry averageIndustry averageStandard PC Industry averageIndustry averageHigh end PC
Slowing-down when launching popular websites 50 websites visited 19%38%17%37%
Slower download of frequently-used applications 20 downloaded files 1%1%1%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 12 test cases applied 12%7%11%6%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 20 installed applications 31%16%27%13%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 7,632 files copied 1%0%3%5%
Performance Score 5.5/6.0


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJanuary February
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites 500 samples used 0 0 0
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 1,605,917 samples used 6 1 0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 40 samples used 0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 40 samples used 0 1
Usability Score 6.0/6.0

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