Antivirus Performance Comparison

Published in 25 de setembro de 2023 by

Security experts and consumers alike take into consideration many aspects when selecting an antivirus program, apart from its security capabilities. Cost, system impact, compatibility, usability and personal opinions about the company’s practices could all be important factors that influence the choice of an antivirus software.

Avira is a German company. Germany is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for an antivirus suite that has solid test results. They also offer an option to pay monthly. The antivirus program scores impressive scores in all categories. It also offers an array of useful extras, such as a password management tool. Avira’s scanners have a slight background effect and aren’t heavy on resources. The speed at which the full scan can be completed is reduced by 53%. This is among our most significant results.

It’s a challenge to choose the best free AV program since some of our top picks come with a few disadvantages. For example, Kaspersky’s heavy background effect can cause slowdowns of up to 53%, while Avast’s full-scan speed is slightly lower at 44 percent. Bitdefender however, offers an excellent free version as well as an effective subscription AV service which has excellent independent test lab ratings. The features it offers are extensive and includes an VPN which makes it distinguish itself from other competitors.

The top-rated paid AV software include F-Secure, McAfee Total Protection, and Trend Micro Internet Security. Microsoft Defender, the built-in antivirus that is included with Windows 10 and 11, is relatively light, only having a background impact of 9%. However, it could cause heavy system slowdowns when conducting full system scans.