Which is best Quickheal or Kaspersky

AV test: Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Symantec offer the best antivirus protection for Windows 10

The independent security institute AV-Test has published the results of a test of 22 antivirus programs for home users and twelve security solutions for companies. The aim of the investigation was to determine the best protection program for Windows 10.

Bitdefender performed best in both enterprise and consumer products. In addition to Bitdefender Endpoint Protection, Bitdefender Internet Security also achieved the maximum possible number of points (18 points). This results from 6 possible points in each of the three test areas “protective effect”, “system load” and “usability”. According to the AV-Test, it can be concluded from this that the solutions mentioned not only protect against malware and are user-friendly, but also only place a slight load on the Windows 10 computer and its resources.

In the corporate solutions category, Kaspersky Small Office Security and Symantec Endpoint Protection follow closely behind with 17.5 points each. A similar picture emerges with the antivirus software for Windows 10 private users: In addition to Kaspersky Lab (Internet Security) and Symantec (Norton Security), Trend Micro and Avira with their Internet Security and Antivirus Pro products achieved a total of 17.5 points achieve. This was the minimum requirement for the award of the “Top Product” certificate by AV-Test.

The bottom of the AV test ranking is the company solutions with a total of just 11 points, the product Seqrite Endpoint Security, among the end user solutions, the product Quick Heal Total Security comes in last with a total of 10.5 points.

Microsoft occupies a place in the back quarter of the test field both in the business area with System Center Endpoint Protection (a total of 14 out of 18 possible points) and in the consumer segment with Windows Defender (a total of 13.5 out of 18 possible points). With the latter, however, the software company has always emphasized that it only wants to provide basic protection. The installation of third-party software is therefore necessary anyway and the test result should not be rated as a failure.

Probably the most important test category is the protective effect of the 34 tested programs. In “real-world testing”, the protection against zero-day attacks from the Internet was checked, for which malicious websites were called up and e-mails were opened in order to test the defenses of the respective antivirus product. In addition, the solutions had to prove that they could also detect widespread and frequently occurring malware from the last four weeks (AV test reference set).

Almost all of the business and consumer programs tested showed consistently good results. On average, they were able to repel 97.6 percent of all attacks. In addition, 99.8 percent of current malware threats were detected.

In terms of protection, only Intel Security with McAfee Endpoint Security (3 points) and Seqrite with the product Endpoint Security failed. The consumer products also included Intel Security with McAfee Internet Security (3.5 points) and Quick Heal with Total Security (3 points).

With regard to the system load, AV-Test carried out individual performance tests. These included calling up websites and downloading, installing and running standard software. Then there was the copying of files. What is new in the test environment of the Magdeburg Institute is that the performance of protection programs for private users as well as that of corporate solutions can now be measured both with standard PCs and with the configuration of high-end PCs.

The usability or usability of the protection products was examined in particular on the basis of two factors. On the one hand, the researchers recorded the distraction of the user through warning messages for unknown programs or due to false alarms. On the other hand, the false recognition of legitimate programs as malicious software was included.

[with material from Rainer Schneider, silicon.de]

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