Tuesday, November 10, 2015
AV Comparatives Performance Test – Impact of Security Software on System Performance Report October 2015
AV Comparatives has released their Performance Test – Impact of Security Software on System Performance Report. Nineteen products were tested. Eleven products received three stars. The top three products were in order, Avira, Avast, and Kaspersky. Congrats to these three! Products tested were a combination of free and paid, antivirus, and internet security suites. The hall of shame award for this test goes to Fortinet and ThreatTrack; both received one star. Windows 10 systems were used during the test.
Note that this test doesn’t test an ability to protect against malware. For that, you would have to look at other tests by AV-Comparatives. In a tie-breaking situation between a few products that performed equally well at stopping and removing malware, the performance test could be a tiebreaker.
To access the and download the report: http://www.av-comparatives.org/performance-tests/
www.AV-Comparatives.org used the performance testing suite PC Mark 8 Professional, to measure system impact for the test.