Antivirus performance comparison

All computer users should consider installing a third-party antivirus tool. These tools help to identify and remove malware from a computer and can also block malicious websites that might attempt to steal or corrupt the user’s data. However malware detection methods they can drastically slow down a computer’s speed and performance when they run an analysis or updating their database with infected files. This article examines how different antivirus programs perform in tests designed to assess how much they slow a computer’s speed and performance when compared to other similar solutions.

The independent AV Comparisons lab carries out a number of tests to evaluate the security software products. Its tests examine protection in real-world scenarios, detection of infected files (classical testing) and performance, among other functions. Each test type is run multiple times over the period of one year. upon the basis of these results, AVComparatives awards Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to security products.

This test was inspired by a real-world customer scenario. Many customers use complex PowerShell scripts to dump data from one file system to another and these processes can take a few hours or days to complete. These complicated scripts run on high-performance hardware. So we wanted to determine how the duration of the antivirus scanner would have an impact on this – and also how the tools used the available resources on each computer.

Avira Prime performed well in AV Comparatives tests. It provided the 99% of protection against Mac malware, PUAs and Windows Malware. However, it requires a subscription for full functionality and its advertisements can be a bit annoying.

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