. . .we continuously evaluated 20 home user security products using their default settings. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.
Avast passes the AV-TEST Product Review with flying colors
Avast Free Antivirus 2016 obtained five out a maximum six points in performance and all six points in both protection and usability tests. In AV-TEST’s review, the product was tested on Windows 8.1 Professional (64 bit).
The performance test measures the average influence of the product on a computer’s speed in daily usage. The Protection test consists of real-world testing methods against zero-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and email threats. Lastly, the Usability test examines the impact of security software on the usability of a user’s entire computer.
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