Thursday, October 01, 2015
AV-Comparatives Malware Removal Test – September 2015
AV-Comparatives has released the results of their AV-Comparatives Malware Removal Test for 2015. Products tested were a combination of free and paid solutions. Sixteen products were tested. Five received three stars or the Advanced Plus award. Kaspersky topped the list. BitDefender was third and the three “A’s”, Avast, AVG Technologies and Avira, rounded out the three star recipients.
The ABC or “Avoids Being Compared” Award
More data and testing by an unbiased test group help consumers make an informed decision when selecting products to secure their devices. The number of likes on a product’s web site doesn’t cut it for security when licensing a product. Comparative testing also motivates companies to improve their products. It’s disappointing when companies decline to be tested.
For the AV-Comparatives Malware Removal Test, the ABC Award or “Avoids Being Compared” Award goes to Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro. All three of these companies have solutions with sizeable share in the antivirus/internet security consumer marketplace. Perhaps they will step up for the next test. McAfee and Trend Micro are usually there. Symantec? Not so much.
The Malware Removal Test document is located at http://www.av-comparatives.org/removal-tests/
All of AV-Comparatives’ tests can be found at www.av-comparatives.org