- Oct 16, 2020
All these tests are designed merely as a guide, but due to melting differences now (not like long time ago with Symantec:98.9%, McAfee: 81.6%) they can no longer be even that.Quite frankly, this is where I'm situated, except I consider the AV tests and rabid fan user posts as novelty entertainment only, if I even bother to read them. K is fine, BD is fine, ESET is fine, WD is fine, they're all fine. Does it matter whether one of them scored .1% better than the rest in a sudden barrage of malware that won't happen in the real world? Of course not. But I've seen people switch AVs based on how they scored this cycle on some AV lab's "test". It's insane.
It's like when you buy a fridge, you have volume in litres, but you also have other factors to consider.
When considering which software will be used in the long run, there are factors, such as performance, lack of issues, alerts frequency/design and others. I personally wouldn't use an antivirus slowing me down or bothering me every 10 minutes, even if it was triple-engine with Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Avast.