Antivirus performance comparison
Every computer user should install an anti-virus third-party tool. These tools help to identify and remove malware on computers, and can also block malicious websites that might try to take over or corrupt data. However, these tools can significantly slow down a computer’s speed as well as performance when running an analysis or updating their database with infected files. This article will look at how different antivirus software performs in tests designed to assess the extent to which they slow down the speed and performance of a computer in comparison to other similar solutions.
The independent AV Comparisons lab conducts various tests to test the security software products. The tests focus on protection in real-world situations and the detection of a virus (classical testing) as well as the performance. Each type of test is run several times over the period of a year. upon the basis of these results, AV-Comparatives issues Gold, Silver and Bronze awards to security products.
This test was in response to a real-life customer scenario. Many customers use complicated PowerShell scripts to dump files from one file system to another and these processes can take a few hours or days to complete. These scripts are complex and run on high-performance equipment therefore we wanted to determine how the antivirus scanner affected this. We also wanted to understand how the tools used resources on each machine.
Avira Prime performed well in AV Comparatives tests. It provided the 99% of protection against Mac malware, PUAs, and Windows Malware. It requires a paid subscription to access all features and its marketing messages are irritating.