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  1.    25 Jul 2017 #1
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    German Lab AV-TEST Ratings


    In the neverending debate on the best AV for Win10... If you click on the article there is a graph with all AVs tested. Malwarebytes was not tested.

    Not familiar with AV-Test (Germany). Perhaps TairikuOaami can opine in reference to their reputation.



    German antivirus testing lab AV-TEST has performed a new research on Windows 10 to determine the best security products for Microsoft’s latest version of the operating system known as Creators Update (version 1703).

    This time, four different antivirus vendors managed to get the maximum score for their products, each getting 6 out 6 points for protection, performance, and usability during the tests. They are Avira, Kaspersky, Symantec, and Trend Micro, with the security solutions from Bitdefender and McAfee also coming very close with nearly the top score.


    Bitefender, for example, which has long been one of the top antivirus vendors worldwide, scored 6 points for protection and performance, but only 5.5 points for usability. McAfee, on the other hand, was rewarded with 6 points for performance and usability, but lost 0.5 points in the protection test.


    Microsoft’s performance"
    One particular test that’s more or less critical for Windows 10 Creators Update users concerns Microsoft, as the operating system comes with Windows Defender enabled by default.


    Furthermore, Windows Defender evolved to Windows Defender Security Center in the Creators Update, grouping all security features available in the operating system, including parental controls and system health information.


    In this new research conducted by AV-TEST, Microsoft received 15 points, getting 5.5 points for protection, 5 points for performance, and 4.5 points for usability. On the good side, Windows Defender got nearly the maximum score for the protection it offered to Windows 10 systems in the test, and this means that it blocked nearly all samples of malware.


    The worst performing antivirus during this new round of test is developed by Comodo, who once again disappointed despite blocking all malware samples. While it received the maximum 6 points for its performance during the research, Comodo’s security products were rewarded with just 2 points for performance, as it slowed down the system substantially, and 4.5 points for usability.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/best-...e-517155.shtml
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  2.    26 Jul 2017 #2
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    Here are the test results if anyone wants to evaluate the data.
    Test antivirus software for Windows 10 - June 2017 | AV-TEST
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  3.    26 Jul 2017 #3
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    What is interesting is the score by Symantec (Norton). Every time somebody mentions it, you get a flood of anti Norton comments saying it is garbage basically, and yet it has consistently scored high in all tests in recent years. Most anti comments are based on experiences of a decade ago!
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  4.    27 Jul 2017 #4
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  5.    27 Jul 2017 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    What is interesting is the score by Symantec (Norton). Every time somebody mentions it, you get a flood of anti Norton comments saying it is garbage basically, and yet it has consistently scored high in all tests in recent years. Most anti comments are based on experiences of a decade ago!
    They're remembering the situation from 10 years ago and haven't tried it since. I had Norton a few years ago and it felt light on my system.
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  6.    28 Jul 2017 #6

    They had a good 04/2017, but still languishing at the bottom of the pile though... nice and user-friendly maybe, but for protection?




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  7.    28 Jul 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    They had a good 04/2017, but still languishing at the bottom of the pile though... nice and user-friendly maybe, but for protection?




    I'm my own best protection, everything else is just a bonus or after the fact remedy. After all, it's there,it's free and at least a decent AV.
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  8.    28 Jul 2017 #8
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    Haven't fully switched over to Defender yet, despite my signature says for this Desktop, I just reluclant a bit, as not sure I fully trust it, after using Avast for the last 10 years, but maybe when I do the Fall Creators update i'll leave Avast out and see how I like Defender then.
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  9.    28 Jul 2017 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I'm my own best protection, everything else is just a bonus or after the fact remedy. After all, it's there,it's free and at least a decent AV.
    Quote Originally Posted by AMDMan2016 View Post
    Haven't fully switched over to Defender yet, despite my signature says for this Desktop, I just reluclant a bit, as not sure I fully trust it, after using Avast for the last 10 years, but maybe when I do the Fall Creators update i'll leave Avast out and see how I like Defender then.
    It has a way to go.. I wouldn't advocate it w/o knowing that persons surfing habits.. that's all.
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  10.    28 Jul 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    They're remembering the situation from 10 years ago and haven't tried it since. I had Norton a few years ago and it felt light on my system.
    If I remember correctly the 2009 version was a complete rewrite and it has been very good since then and use it on my systems. The biggest problem is with their version updates. Seems there are always a few bugs and takes a while to clean them up. In the past they would release a major update every year and the user could delay updating until all the bugs was squashed. Since version 22 was released a few years ago, all of their updates have used the same major number (22) but the minor number has changed and is at 10 now. No way for user to prevent these updates from installing as they are pushed through Live Updates. Its still my 1st choice as it does its job.

    Jim
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