security: Real World Antivirus Protection Test: 20+ Antiviruses Tested

Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2014 @ 10:56:15 EDT by meshal

Your antivirus tool has many different opportunities to protect your PC from attack. It can totally block access to a malicious URL, wipe out the downloaded code on sight, recognize and prevent malicious behavior, even roll back the system changes made by a malware attack.

The full report goes into great detail about the exact test methodology. Briefly, researchers install 20 or more antivirus products on identical PCs. Every day they gather the latest malicious URLs and test whether each product protected the system. 

 

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