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AV-Comparatives tested 27 different Windows and Android security products for consumers! How protected are you against cybercrime in your daily life?

Antivirus test for Windows: https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/testmethod/real-world-protection-tests/
Antivirus test for Android: https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/testmethod/mobile-security-reviews/

We hope that with these tests, we can keep users and vendors engaged in system security and mitigate the ever-changing threat landscape,” said Peter Stelzhammer, co-founder of AV-Comparatives. “For these solutions to continue to grow and evolve, testing like these is essential to ensure accuracy and accountability.”

Details and tips for Windows users:

The real-life protection test carried out by AV-Comparatives simulated real conditions as experienced daily by users. The test accurately determined whether each threat used was capable of making changes to the test system. To ensure that security programs do not plague users with false alarms, AV-Comparatives submit all products to a false positive test.

A total of 5 products achieved the highest award level, ADVANCED+, in this real-world protection test. These were (in alphabetical order): Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender and Kaspersky.

Details and tips for mobile users

  • Download only from official stores like Google Play
  • Avoid side loading
  • Look at in-store reviews
  • Avoid side loading
  • Check fake apps, even fake security apps
  • View the Mobile Security Review at https://www.av-comparatives.org

AV-Comparatives used more than 3,000 recent malicious apps for the Android operating system in the Mobile Malware Protection Test. The results clearly showed the benefit of using a third-party antivirus product to protect smartphones against Android malware.

The past criticism of security programs is that they cause severe battery drain of the device. AV-Comparatives solved this problem by running a battery drain test. Each product’s effect on battery life during everyday phone use (such as making calls, surfing the Internet, watching videos, and sending emails) was measured.

Along with test results, the report includes general security tips and information for Android device users. Android’s built-in security measures are considered, as well as the effect on third-party security apps. Security tips for Android users are also provided.

All tested Android products passed the criteria of AV-Comparatives but Google.

Like all AV-Comparatives public test reports, both of these reports are available for free at this link: https://www.av-comparatives.org/latest-tests/

About AV-Comparatives
AV-Comparatives is an independent organization providing systematic testing to examine the effectiveness of security software products and mobile security solutions. Using one of the largest sample collection systems in the world has created a real world environment for truly accurate testing.
AV-Comparatives offers AV test results that are freely available to individuals, news organizations, and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official, globally recognized seal of approval for software performance.

Contact: Peter Stelzhammer
E-mail: [email protected]
phone: +43 720115542

SOURCE AV-Comparative