Researchers at the German institute AV TEST conducted new tests in January and on February 2020 to determine the best security products for Windows.
As usual, they tested each application in protection, performance and usability, giving a maximum of six points for each category.
At the top of course we see well-known names of security companies, and all the following applications, had the highest score with 18 points:
Avira Antivirus Pro
Kaspersky Internet Security
NortonLifeLock Norton 360
VIPRE Security AdvancedSecurity
On the other hand, the following applications came very close to the maximum score of 17,5 points in the AV TEST tests:
BullGuard Internet Security
G DATA Internet Security
K7 Computing TotalSecurity
Trend Micro Internet Security
Windows Defender, the antivirus that comes with Windows 10, was again found to be reliable in performance, as it managed to have almost the same score as the top security companies. Windows Defender got 5,5 points in protection, 6 points in performance and 6 for utility with a final score of 17,5 points.
The worst score was given to PC Matic, a security product (3 points for protection and 3,5 points for usability. Its performance during the tests was excellent and got 6 points).