The Best Antivirus Software: Antivirus Lab Test Results

Updated: January 1, 2022
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AV-Test Icon AV-Test Icon AV-Test Icon This site aggregates the last test results from the most reputable independent antivirus testing labs AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST and SE Labs. Our comprehensive reviews, comparisons, and charts will help you select the right antivirus protection .

Summary of Antivirus Lab Test Results

Test Weights in % (Protection / False Alerts / Performance):
50/25/25 60/20/20 70/15/15 80/10/10
# Antivirus software Protection (%) False Alerts Perfor­mance* Auto-renewal? Free version?
AV-Comparatives Icon [1]
09/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
SE Labs Icon [3]
12/2021
AV-Comparatives Icon [1]
09/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
AV-Comparatives Icon [4]
10/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
SE Labs Icon [3]
12/2021
1 Kaspersky Icon Kaspersky 99.7 100 100 0 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes Yes
2 Bitdefender Icon Bitdefender 99.7 100 - 0 3 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
3 Norton Icon Norton 100 100 100 23 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
4 Trend Micro Icon Trend Micro 100 100 - 10 1 2 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
5 Avast Icon Avast 99.7 100 97 1 3 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
6 McAfee Icon McAfee 99.7 100 92 2 1 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
7 Panda Icon Panda 100 - - 15 - 3 Pt. - - Yes No
8 G-Data Icon G Data 99.5 100 92 3 2 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
9 Eset Icon ESET 98.8 99.87 - 0 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
10 Microsoft Icon Microsoft 99.7 99.97 98 0 1 1 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
11 Avira Icon Avira 98.7 99.85 93 1 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
# Antivirus software Protection (%) False Alerts Perfor­mance* Auto-renewal? Free version?
AV-Comparatives Icon [1]
09/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
SE Labs Icon [3]
12/2021
AV-Comparatives Icon [1]
09/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
AV-Comparatives Icon [4]
10/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
SE Labs Icon [3]
12/2021
1 Bitdefender Icon Bitdefender 99.7 100 - 0 3 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
2 Kaspersky Icon Kaspersky 99.7 100 100 0 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes Yes
3 McAfee Icon McAfee 99.7 100 92 2 1 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
4 Avast Icon Avast 99.7 100 97 1 3 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
5 Trend Micro Icon Trend Micro 100 100 - 10 1 2 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
6 Panda Icon Panda 100 - - 15 - 3 Pt. - - Yes No
7 G-Data Icon G Data 99.5 100 92 3 2 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
8 Eset Icon ESET 98.8 99.87 - 0 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
9 Avira Icon Avira 98.7 99.85 93 1 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
10 Norton Icon Norton 100 100 100 23 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
11 Microsoft Icon Microsoft 99.7 99.97 98 0 1 1 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
# Antivirus software Protection (%) False Alerts Perfor­mance* Auto-renewal? Free version?
AV-Comparatives Icon [1]
09/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
SE Labs Icon [3]
12/2021
AV-Comparatives Icon [1]
09/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
AV-Comparatives Icon [4]
10/2021
AV-Test Icon [2]
10/2021
SE Labs Icon [3]
12/2021
1 Kaspersky Icon Kaspersky 99.7 100 100 0 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes Yes
2 Bitdefender Icon Bitdefender 99.7 100 - 0 3 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
3 McAfee Icon McAfee 99.7 100 92 2 1 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
4 Avast Icon Avast 99.7 100 97 1 3 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
5 Trend Micro Icon Trend Micro 100 100 - 10 1 2 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
6 Panda Icon Panda 100 - - 15 - 3 Pt. - - Yes No
7 G-Data Icon G Data 99.5 100 92 3 2 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
8 Eset Icon ESET 98.8 99.87 - 0 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
9 Avira Icon Avira 98.7 99.85 93 1 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
10 Norton Icon Norton 100 100 100 23 0 3 Pt. 3 Pt. - No No
11 Microsoft Icon Microsoft 99.7 99.97 98 0 1 1 Pt. 3 Pt. - Yes No
Once you’ve found the best software for your needs, we encourage you to read the review before purchasing. Our reviews are thoroughly researched by experts in the field and will give you all the answers.
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Sources

  1. a b AV-Comparatives.org - Real-World Protection Test July-August 2021
  2. a b c AV-Test.org - Die besten Windows Antivirus-Programme für Privatanwender (Oktober 2021)
  3. a b Selabs.uk - Home Anti-Malware Protection (2021 Q4)
  4. a AV-Comparatives.org - Performance Test October 2021

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