AV-Comparatives is an independent testing laboratory that specializes in antivirus programs. A few days ago I have updated his “real protection test”, with data collected between February and May. It is one of the many tests that the company carries out throughout the year, but the one that is most interesting is that, given that it maximizes the functionality and reliability of the analyzed programs, putting into practice all the protection tools in place. just going through a routine scan, so to speak.
“A suite can intervene in many points of the protection process: when accessing to URL, downloading to file, consolidating it in the storage unit, accessing it or when executing it”, comments AV-Comparatives in his report “Thus our test collects the most realistic results to determine the level of protection offered by each product. Since each suite can use all the components to protect the equipment, it is possible that they take good note in protection of use, but not when blocking URLs. “
In terms of results we found a triumvirate exercised by Bitdefender, Avira and Kaspersky, who have received an” Advanced + “assessment in the tests. One of the most striking phases is the “False positives”, which analyzes the blocking quality of URLs: if the programs block that do not pose any danger to the computer by mistake. We do not want to get too involved in flour, because the original report is very clear and educational, so we encourage you to go through the AV-Comparatives page if you want to go deeper. A fact that we advance, in case you do not like to spend money on antivirus: Microsoft Defender has taken a rating of “Advanced”, which would be a silver.