In order to determine which antivirus product provides the best market security, the AV-TEST Security Testing Institute conducted a survey in March and April to test the most popular applications running on Windows 10 and the results were a little strange.
Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Symantec antivirus programs that have been on top of the list for a long time have probably begun to lose ground.
This time, only two softwares managed to score the highest score and receive 6 at 6 points in protection, performance and usability tests for 18 unit final scores: Kaspersky and Avira.According to the institute AV-TEST Microsoft, Symantec and Bitdefender applications come in second on the charts and are very close to the top with 17,5 points due to the 5,5 points in usability tests. They all got 6 points for protection and performance.
Especially disappointed was ESET, whose security products only received 5,5 units for protection, 4 performance grades and 6 units for usability. This means that the company's software not only failed to detect all malware samples but also slowed down the Windows 10 system much more than the applications mentioned above.
Avast's security product has received 6 degrees to protect, but only 4,5 in performance and 5,5 grades for usability.
As far as Microsoft's Windows Defender is concerned, it appears to be one of the worst security solutions after collecting 15 units as a final score. He noted 4,5 units in protection and performance tests, and 6 grades in usability.
The latest security solution on our list by AV-TEST is the Comodo software, which received 5,5, 4,5 and 5 units, respectively.