AV-Comparatives Announces Test Results for Consumer Antivirus Products – September 2022
Leading antivirus testing lab releases 2022H2 malware protection test results for 17 popular security programs for home users
—Andreas Clementi, AV-Comparatives Founder
INNSBRUCK, TYROL, AUSTRIA, Oct. 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — As part of its ongoing Consumer Main-Test series, AV-Comparatives has released the results of its September 2022 Malware Protection Test for consumer security solutions. 17 popular anti-malware programs were evaluated to assess their ability to detect and block malicious files before, during or after execution.
The test examines a product’s ability to prevent malware from making changes to the system. The test set used for this test consisted of 10,019 malware samples. To ensure that the tested programs do not protect the system at the expense of a high rate of false alarms, a false positive test is also run.
The products tested by AV-Comparatives were:
Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Free Antivirus, Avira Prime, Bitdefender Internet Security, ESET Internet Security, G Data Total Security, K7 Total Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, Malwarebytes Premium, McAfee Total Protection, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, NortonLifeLock Norton 360 Deluxe, Panda Free Antivirus, TotalAV Antivirus Pro, Total Defense Essential Antivirus, Trend Micro Internet Security and VIPRE Advanced Security.
A total of 11 products achieved the highest award level, Advanced+. These were Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, G Data, Kaspersky, McAfee, NortonLifeLock, TotalAV, Total Defense and VIPRE. These all achieved very high protection rates with low false positives.
Like all AV-Comparatives public test reports, the Malware Protection Test 2022H2 report can be downloaded free of charge and without registration from the lab’s website:
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, it has created a real 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.
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