Antivirus performance comparison
All users of computers should install a third-party anti-virus tool. These tools can help identify and eliminate malware on additional info the PC, and they can also block malicious websites which may attempt to sabotage or corrupt data. However they can also significantly slow down a computer’s performance when running scans or updating their database to remove infected files. This article examines the performance of various antivirus programs by testing the extent to which they slow down a computer.
The independent AV Comparatives lab conducts a large number of separate tests to evaluate security software products. Its tests look at protection in real-world situations such as detection of infected files (classical testing), and performance. Each test type is tested several times during the time of the year. upon the basis of these results, AVComparatives awards Gold, Bronze and Silver awards to security products.
This test was inspired by a real-world customer scenario. A lot of customers use PowerShell scripts that can take hours or days to complete. These complicated scripts run on high-performance hardware, so we wanted see how the antivirus scanner affected this. We also wanted to know how the tools used the resources on each computer.
Avira Prime did well in AV Comparatives tests. It provided 99% protection against mac malware, PUAs, and Windows Malware. However it requires a monthly subscription to get full functionality and its marketing messages can be very annoying.