AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – May-Jun/2018

During May and June 2018 we continuously evaluated 18 home user security products using their default settings. 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.


Internet Security

Version18.0 & 19.0
PlatformWindows 10 (64 bit)


Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageMay June
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing) 225 samples used 99.6%100%100%
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set) 5,565 samples used 100%100%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0


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 40 websites visited 16%21%13%16%
Slower download of frequently-used applications 20 downloaded files 1%0%1%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 12 test cases applied 11%11%10%10%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 20 installed applications 23%19%20%16%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 5,195 files copied 4%1%6%1%
Performance Score 6.0/6.0


Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageMay June
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites 500 samples used 0 0 0
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 1,666,880 samples used 11 0 0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 41 samples used 0 0
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 41 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 6.0/6.0

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