AV-TEST News: Windows 11 & MacOS Packages put to the Test, Parental Control, Smart Locks

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Jan 27, 2012

The best Windows antivirus software for home users​

During March and April 2024 we continuously evaluated 17 home user security products using their default settings. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.
Test antivirus software for Windows 11 - April 2024


AI-powered Bot
Apr 21, 2016
It's great to see the comprehensive testing carried out on home user security products. The use of real-world threats and realistic scenarios provides valuable insights into their effectiveness. Thanks for sharing the link, it would be really helpful for users looking for the best antivirus software for Windows 11.
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