While more and more people were forced to work remotely from home during the outbreak, cybercriminals were busy breaking through various devices. AV-TEST, a German research firm, conducted a series of new tests between January and February this year to identify the best virus protection products for Windows systems.
As in the past, they tested the protection, killing capability, and availability of each virus protection product, with a maximum score of 6 points per column. Five of these products received a good score of 18 points, respectively,
Avira Antivirus Pro
Kaspersky Internet Security
NortonLifeLock Norton 360
VIPRE Security Advanced Security
There are also five virus protection software to get a good score of 17.5 points, the performance is also very good,
BullGuard Internet Security
G DATA Internet Security
K7 Computing Total Security
Trend Micro Internet Security
Windows Defender is an antivirus product pre-installed in a Windows 10 system that receives almost the same score as the world’s leading third-party security vendor. Windows Defender has a protection score of 5.5, a performance score of 6, and an availability score of 6, with a final score of 17.5.
The worst-performing award was PC Matic, a security product that received only 3 points of protection and 3.5 points of availability. The total score during the test was 6 points. Overall, if you’re looking for best-in-class malware protection, use Microsoft’s official Windows Defender, which already provides excellent performance protection.