Antivirus Performance Comparison

Antivirus performance comparison

All users of computers should install a third-party anti-virus tool. These tools can help identify and eliminate malware from a PC and can also stop malicious websites that could attempt to take over or corrupt user data. However, these tools can significantly slow down a computer’s performance when running an examination or updating their database to remove infected files. This article examines the performance of various antivirus software in tests that measure how much they slow a computer down.

The independent AV Comparatives lab performs numerous separate tests to evaluate security software products. The tests test security in real-world scenarios and the detection of a virus (classical testing), and performance. Each test type is tested several times over the time of the year. according to the results, AV-Comparatives awards Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to security products.

This test was an inspiration from a real-world customer scenario. Many customers use PowerShell scripts that can take a few hours or days to complete. These scripts are run on high-performance hardware, and we wanted to determine how long the antivirus software would impact this and how the tools utilized the resources available on each machine.

Avira Prime scored well in AV-Comparatives tests, including 99percent Mac malware and PUA protection, as well as 100% Windows Malware detection. However, it requires a subscription to fully function and its advertisements are often quite irritating.