As stated elsewhere in this thread by Lockdown, a vendor can commission a test. They pay for the test, and they set all the testing parameters. So obviously, when companies commision tests.... they often perform pretty well. Usually, they score highest in the test and beat all their designed competitors. Of course.... the vendor commissioning the test tries to design it that way. All the variables are accounted for by the design of the test by the vendor.Bottom line... To test a product, whether it be software, hardware, vehicles, you name it, you have to design the test around the design of the product to cover all variables. Not one of these sites do this.
Look at the test that Webroot commissioned. First, they elected to only test against Windows Defender, which was the punching bag of AVs at that time. So they set up a joke of a test.
And then they didn't even do that well in their own test which they designed.
Here it is discussed here:
Webroot vs Windows Defender - MRG Test June 2016
Bonus: Check out this last place dismal Webroot finish from 2014. Last place of 18 vendors. Webroot got Under 20%. The majority got over 90%.
Mac Antivirus Test Reveals Winners, Losers
Yes. Webroot is perfect for you.OK You guys have convinced me, I'm headed to Best Buy, to purchase Webroot.
Yep. Yep. And the Green Kool-Aid days seem to be thankfully waning.It's good to see the end of the Webroot Kool-Aid days with Triple Herxheimer even throwing in the towel over there.
Webroot is and always has been smoke and mirrors...
If anyone is shocked that Webroot is junk hasn't been paying attention - for years - and needs to lay off the green kool-aid.