As I do twice a month, AV-TEST published the test results that they send to the most used Internet antivirus in Windows 10. They analyze factors like Protection, performance and use, eventually awarding them a "Top product"If it exceeds 17.5 out of 18 possible points.
Only six antivirus programs get 18 total points, with the best performance, protection and use
In each of the tests, there are usually no significant changes, especially when most of the products analyzed are already enjoying high marks in all points analyzed. The 18 points are taken:
- Avira Antivirus Pro
- Bitdefender Internet Security
- BullGuard Internet Security
- Kaspersky Internet Security
- Microworld eScan Internet Security Suite
- Symantec Norton Security
Interesting, eScan and BullGuard They are at the tip of the best antivirus, which fits into the benefits of other products that are more expensive. Since the top top some antivirus like McAfee Internet Security and AhnLab V3, who receive 5.5 points out of 6 in protection. Despite this, they still get the Top Product recommendation.
Windows Defender loses points this month, but remains one of the best Windows 10 antiviruses
Interestingly, anyone who misses this recommendation is Windows Defender in Windows 10, which lost points on the two tests conducted in June and August. antivirus Microsoft has reached 17.5 points on both dates, up to just 5.5 points in terms of protection. However, in October this month it fell in both protection and performance to 5.5 points, reaching a total score of 17 pointss, and has lost the Top Product Award which we obtained in the two previous tests.
If we compare Norton with Windows Defender, we find that the first is protected against 100% of the 311 samples of zero-day attackswhile Windows Defender only protects against 99.3%. For the most common and common malware, with 21,257 samples, both protected against 100% of malware. In addition, none of them launched false alarms or blocking malicious content, improving for September, where both have detected one of the samples from the 1.34 million files analyzed.
The rest of the antivirus in the analysis obtained 5.5 points in protection, which is a very good figure. However, the only one that gets less is Malwarebytes Premium, with 4 points, obtaining 13.5 of the total amount. We therefore recommend this do not use that antivirus as it does not protect your computers properly.
Among the most affected performance we find G Data InternetSecurity with 4 points. In terms of usage, it's convenient to stay away from Malwarebytes Premium and PC Pitstop with 4.5 and 3.5 points, respectively.