Who is the winner?
According to the test results, as reported in the laboratory, Bitdefender Internet Security and ESET Internet Security were the best antiviruses for Windows software. It is these products that protect the computer well, one of the most convenient to use.
No less excellent was the free version of the program that took first place, namely the Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition antivirus, which protects the computer almost as well, but it has a reduced number of functions.
Not the first, but not the last
In fourth place was Norton Security Deluxe antivirus, in fifth – Avast Free Antivirus, which, according to research, is less convenient than the four previous ones, but at the same time protects the computer well and consumes few resources.
Seats from 6th to 10th were distributed between Trend Micro Internet Security, Avast Internet Security, F-Secure SAFE, AVG Antivirus Free and AVG Internet Security. The default Windows program improved its performance compared to the results of similar tests last year, showing itself worthy in the test of protection against threats from the Internet and stopping all ransomware viruses, so this product also remained at the top of the best.
How were the products tested?
Comparative tests are conducted in leading European laboratories, whose names are not announced to avoid possible pressure from manufacturers, as well as influence on the results.
The current antivirus study was conducted during 2019 to identify best internet security of 2019, during which 35 programs of 19 manufacturers were selected (both paid and free versions). All antiviruses were scanned for 365 quality and security indicators in three categories: anti-malware protection efficiency (65% of the total rating), usability (25% of the overall rating) and resource consumption (10% of the overall rating).
As explained in the AV test, each product with the help of laboratory tools was examined for the ability to fight various types of viruses, worms, and trojans:
In general, tests were conducted with thousands of programs and an overall assessment was made.
To Sum Up
The fight against malware continues. Because of this, the developers of anti-virus software try to keep up with new threats and carefully come up with new solutions. Do they succeed? – the answer is yes.
According to the latest research from the international AB-Test laboratory and the International Assembly of Consumer Testing Organizations, the best of the best virus control solutions are:
- Bitdefender Internet Security
- ESET Internet Security
- Norton Security Deluxe antivirus
- Avast Free Antivirus
- Trend Micro Internet Security
- Avast Internet Security
- F-Secure SAFE
- AVG Antivirus Free and AVG Internet Security
Windows Defender showed equally worthy results, having successfully coped with computer protection tasks and showing convenient features for the user.
Therefore, if you want to protect your computer, these solutions can be a great chance to improve the resistance of your device against viruses, trojans, and spies.
However, remember that not a single antivirus provides perfect protection, even the most expensive and the best. Therefore, in addition to good software, stock up on attention and vigilance, especially when downloading files and visiting web pages.