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Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

All computer users should think about installing a third-party antivirus software. These tools help to identify and remove malware from computers, and can also block malicious sites that might try to take over or corrupt 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 examines how different antivirus programs perform during tests designed to gauge the extent to which they slow down the speed and performance of computers when compared with other similar solutions.

The independent AV Comparatives lab performs many separate tests to assess security software products. The tests focus on protection in real-world situations such as detection of infected files (classical testing), and the performance. Each type of test is run repeatedly over the official statement period of one year. based on these results, AV Comparatives awards Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to security products.

This test was in response to a real-life customer scenario. Many customers employ complex PowerShell scripts to dump content from one file system to another and these processes can take a few hours or even days to complete. These scripts are executed on high-performance hardware, so we wanted to know how the duration of the antivirus scanner would affect 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 subscription to use all features and its marketing messages are annoying.