AV-Test Certifies Antivirus Programs

By bobcat
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. The experienced, independent German test laboratory AV-Test has begun certifying antivirus programs that fulfil certain minimum performance requirements.

    6 points are awarded for each of the 3 categories: Protection – Repair – Usability. Usability includes burden on the computer and false positives. The user interface has not been evaluated. For a program to pass the test and gain certification, a minimum of 12 points from the maximum 18 are required.

    So far, 19 antivirus solutions have been tested for Windows Windows 7 in the previous quarter, and now XP. As regards XP, 13 products fulfilled the minimum requirements and gained certification. At the top were placed: Norton Internet Security 2010/2011 (16 points), PC Tools Internet Security 2010/2011 and F-Secure Internet Security 2010/2011 (15.5), followed by G Data Internet Security 2011 (15) and Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (14).

    However, Microsoft Security Essentials just failed the test gaining 11.5 points instead of the minimum 12. Other failures are: McAfee Internet Security 2010/2011 (11) and Norman Security Suite 8.0 (8). Another 3 developers whose products did not gain certification have chosen not to be named.


  2. ohmy28

    ohmy28 TS Rookie

    very interesting i have msse and now im thinking of avast free haha

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