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AV-Test 2017: 12 months recovery test for 9 antiviruses and 7 special tools


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AV-Test 2017: 12 months recovery test for 9 antiviruses and 7 special tools


AV-Test examined 9 security suites and 7 special tools in terms of their performance after malware attacks. Test period was 12 months in 2017.

Nine security suites were installed on an already infected system. Then antivirus protection was switched off briefly for infection and reactivated. This simulates situation in which malware is able to penetrate the system, and the solution only receives the detection information after infection. Each security suite was required to repair system after 76 attacks in the entire test period.


In Antivirus class winners were Kaspersky and Bitdefender. They repaired completely 72 of 76 infections, and in other 4 cases only harmless remnants remained in Windows system. G Data, Avast, Symantec and Avira also performed very well and they left only harmless remnants. Malwarebytes found all malwares but failed repair system in three cases. Microsoft Security Essentials did not remove active malware components 4 times and even failed to detect 2 malwares. Spyhunter didn't detect 6 malwares.




In Special tool class winners were Kaspersky Removal Tool and Bitdefender Rescue Disk which removed all active malware components from infected Windows system. Heise Disinfect and G Data BootMedium also found all malware but they left much passive thrash in system. Two Microsoft tools and Avast Rescue Disk were not among the best choices in 2017.




Source: https://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/the-best-after-the-crash-16-security-suites-and-tools-in-the-recovery-test-for-12-months/

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