Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

All users of computers should install an anti-virus third-party tool. These tools can help identify and remove malware from a computer and can also stop malicious websites that could attempt to steal or corrupt user data. These tools can decrease the performance and speed of a system when they conduct a scan, or update their database with infected files. This article looks at how different antivirus software performs in tests to measure how much they slow down the speed and performance of computers when compared to other similar solutions.

The independent AV Comparisons lab runs numerous tests to evaluate the security software products. Its tests examine protection in real-world scenarios, detection of infected files (classical testing) as well as performance and other functions. The AV-Comparatives award Gold, Bronze, and Silver awards according to the outcomes of each test type.

This test was inspired by a real-life customer scenario. Many customers employ complex PowerShell scripts to dump files from one file system to another and these processes can take a few hours or days to complete. These scripts are run on high-performance hardware. Therefore, we wanted to know how long the antivirus scanner would impact this and how the tools utilized the resources available on each machine.

Avira Prime performed well in AV Comparatives tests. It offered 99% protection against mac malware, PUAs, and Windows Malware. It requires a paid subscription to access all features and its marketing messages are annoying.

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