Antivirus performance comparison
Every computer user should think about installing a third-party antivirus tool. These tools will help you identify and remove malware on a PC, and they can also block malicious sites that might try to take over or corrupt data. These tools can decrease the performance and speed of a PC when they conduct a scan, or update their database with infected documents. This article examines the performance of different antivirus software by testing how much they slow a computer down.
The independent AV Comparisons lab carries out several tests to evaluate security software products. The tests focus on protection in real-world scenarios as well as the detection of files infected (classical testing) as well as the performance. AV-Comparatives awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards depending on the results of each test type.
This particular test was prompted by a real-life scenario for a customer. Many customers use complex PowerShell scripts to dump data from one file system to another and these processes can take hours or even days to complete. These scripts are complex and run on high-performance hardware, so we wanted to know how the antivirus scanner impacted this. We also wanted to know how the software used the resources on each computer.
Avira Prime was a top performer in the AV-Comparatives tests, which included 100% Mac malware and PUA protection, and 100% Windows Malware detection. It requires a subscription to access all features. Its marketing messages are irritating.