AV-Comparatives Business Test Factsheet August-September 2020

  1. This test shows how an antivirus behaves with certain threats, in a specific environment and under certain conditions.
    We encourage you to compare these results with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
    Before buying an antivirus you should consider factors such as price, ease of use, compatibility, and support. Installing a free trial version allows an antivirus to be tested in everyday use before purchase.


Level 42
Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
We released the August-September factsheet of the Business main-test series. You can find the factsheet here:

Business Security Tests and Reviews Archive - AV-Comparatives

The full and more detailed report – containing also a Performance test and product reviews – will be released in December.
Business Security Test August-September 2020 – Factsheet:

Andy Ful

Level 67
Content Creator
Dec 23, 2014
The below group of AVs (0-3 missed samples) could have the same protection in the wild in August-September 2020 Real-World part of this test (despite different scoring): Avast, Bitdefender, Elastic, Eset, Fortinet, G-Data, K7, Kaspersky, Microsoft, Panda. Such spread of results is a natural statistical effect when one chooses 411 samples from tenths of thousands of different malware variants in the wild.

The SparkCognition result is slightly lower than expected by pure statistical reasoning.

The results of Acronis, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, FireEye, Sophos, and Vmware are hard to explain by pure statistics - it is very probable that their protection in the wild could be lower as compared to the first group.

Most AVs were set with no-default settings. For example, Microsoft Defender settings were as follows: Cloud protection level set to “High”, Cloud-delivered protection set to “Advanced”. Google Chrome extension “Windows Defender Browser Protection” installed and enabled.
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