Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

Every computer user should consider installing an anti-virus program from a third-party source. These tools help to identify and eliminate malware from a computer and can also prevent malicious websites from trying to attempt to steal or corrupt the user’s data. These tools can slow down the speed and performance of a computer whenever they perform a scan or update their database with infected documents. This article examines how different antivirus software performs in tests designed to assess how much they slow down a computer’s speed and performance when compared with other similar solutions.

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

This particular test was inspired by a real-life scenario for a customer. Many customers run PowerShell scripts that could take hours or days to complete. These complicated scripts run on high-performance hardware, and we wanted to see how long the antivirus scanner would affect this – and how the tools used the resources available on each machine.

Avira Prime scored highly in AV-Comparatives tests, including the 99% Mac malware, PUA protection and 100% Windows Malware detection. It requires a paid subscription to use all features, and its advertising messages are irritating.

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