The famous German testing lab, AV-Test has scored antivirus software for Windows, MAC and Android. The results were shared on the Madgeburg-based company’s lab and the periodical evaluation had a surprise: the McAfee antivirus has managed to surpass the malware crisis and stand once more in the Premiere League of antivirus companies.
Top antivirus companies
It will not come as a surprise for those who are familiar with antivirus software that companies such as Karspersky Lab, Norton, Bitdefender and Avira have taken the first spots as some of the best in the business. These companies had perfect and near-perfect scores in the latest round of Windows 10 antivirus ratings.
The German lab test gives each antivirus a score and the maximum of points is 18. Out of those 18 points, six are for protection; six are for impact and system performance and six for usability.
The biggest surprise was AhnLab which provided one antivirus products of a lacking quality. It appears that the AhnLab V3 Internet Security 9.0 received the best rating, the same as Karspersky Lab Internet Security 18.0. Both antivirus programs received 19 points. The rank continues with Avira Antivirus Pro 15.0, Bitdefender Internet Security 22.0, McAfee Internet Security 20.2, Norton Security 22.10 and Norton Security 22.11. All these antivirus softwares received 17.5 points each.
The bottom antiviruses according to Av-Test’s rank
Qihoo Total Security (Default Engine) 9.2 received a score of 10 points. The antivirus received only one point out of six in the protection category. Then, there was Qihoo Total Security (Avira+Bitdefender) 9.2 which received a total of 13 points. Comodo Internet Security Premium 10.0 received 13 points and Microsoft Windows Defender received 14 points.
Other antivirus programs to receive a low score are Computing Total Security 15.1, MicroWorld eScan Internet Security Suite 14.0 and PC Pitstop PC Matic 3.0.