Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

All computer users should think about installing a third-party antivirus tool. These tools can help detect and remove malware from the PC, and they can also block malicious websites which may attempt to sabotage or corrupt data. These tools can slow down the speed and performance of a system when they run a scan or update their database with infected documents. This article examines how different antivirus software performs in tests that are designed to determine how much they slow down the speed and performance of a computer when compared to other similar solutions.

The independent AV Comparatives lab conducts many separate tests to assess security software products. Its tests focus on security in real-world situations, detection of infected files (classical testing) and performance as well as many other functions. The AV-Comparatives award Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards based on the outcomes of each test type.

This test was an inspiration from a real-world customer scenario. A lot of customers use PowerShell scripts that can take hours or even days to complete. These complicated scripts run on high-performance equipment therefore we wanted to see how the antivirus scanner impacted this. We also wanted to know how the tools utilized resources on each machine.

Avira Prime was a top performer in AV-Comparatives ‘ tests, including 99percent Mac malware and PUA protection and 100 percent Windows Malware detection. However it requires a subscription to fully function and its advertisements can be quite annoying.