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Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

Every computer user should consider installing an anti-virus program from a third-party source. These tools aid in identifying and eliminate malware from your PC and can also block malicious websites that may try to hijack or corrupt the user’s data. These tools can reduce the performance and speed of a computer whenever they conduct a scan or update their database of damaged documents. This article will look at the performance of different antivirus software during tests designed to gauge how much they slow down the speed of a computer and its performance when compared to other similar programs.

The independent AV Comparisons lab carries out a number of tests to test the security software products. Its tests examine protection in real world scenarios, detection of files infected (classical testing) and performance as well as many other functions. AV-Comparatives awards Gold, Bronze, and Silver awards in accordance with the results of each type of test.

This test was inspired by 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 complex scripts are run on high-performance equipment, therefore we wanted to determine how the antivirus scanner impacted this. We also wanted to understand how the tools used the resources on each computer.

Avira Prime scored highly in the AV-Comparatives tests, which included 99percent Mac malware and PUA protection as well as 100 percent Windows Malware detection. However, it requires a subscription for full functionality and its advertising messages can be a bit annoying.

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