Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

Every computer user should consider installing a third-party antivirus software. These tools can help identify and eliminate malware from a computer and can also block malicious websites that may try to hijack or corrupt user data. However these tools can dramatically slow down a computer’s speed and performance when they are running scans or updating their database to remove infected files. This article examines the performance of different antivirus software in tests designed to assess how much they slow the speed and performance of a computer when compared to other similar programs.

The independent AV Comparatives lab conducts a large number of separate tests to assess security software products. Its tests focus on security in real-world situations, detection of infected files (classical testing) as well as performance and other functions. Every test type is conducted repeatedly over the period of one year. upon the basis of these results, AVComparatives awards Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to security products.

This test was in response to a real-life customer scenario. Many customers utilize complex PowerShell scripts to dump files from one file system to another, and these processes can take a few hours or even days to complete. These scripts are complex and run on high-performance equipment so we wanted to know how the antivirus scanner affected this. We also wanted to understand how the tools used resources on every machine.

Avira Prime performed well in AV-Comparatives ‘ tests, including 99% mac malware and PUA protection as well as 100% Windows Malware detection. It requires a paid subscription to gain access to all features and its marketing messages are annoying.