Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

All computer users should install a third party anti-virus tool. These tools aid in identifying and remove malware from a PC and can also block malicious websites that might try to hijack or corrupt user data. These tools can decrease the speed and performance of a computer when they run a scan or update their database with infected documents. This article will look at how different antivirus programs perform in tests that are designed to determine how much they slow the speed of a computer and its performance when compared to other similar solutions.

The independent AV Comparatives lab performs numerous separate tests to test security software products. The tests focus on protection in real-world situations such as detection of infected files (classical testing) and the performance. Each test type is tested repeatedly over the time of the year. upon the basis of these results, AVComparatives awards Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to security products.

This particular test was prompted by a real-life situation for a customer. Many customers use complex PowerShell scripts to transfer content from one file system to another and these processes can take a few hours or even days to complete. These complex scripts are run on high-performance equipment, therefore we wanted to determine how the antivirus scanner impacted this. We also wanted to know how the tools utilized resources on each machine.

Avira Prime performed well in AV Comparatives tests. It offered 99percent protection against mac malware, PUAs, and Windows Malware. However it requires a monthly subscription for full functionality and its marketing messages are often quite irritating.