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Test Title: “Consumer Product Security Review 2018 Test Series”
AMTSO Test ID: AMTSO-PP1-TP203

  • Statement from Test Lab:

    “The AV-Comparatives Public Consumer Main-Test Series of 2018 consists of the following tests.

    10x Real-World Protection Tests + FP (false positive) Test, with results published in monthly factsheets and two Overall Real-World Protection Test Reports covering 5 months each
    2x Performance Tests (1x on low-end machine, 1x on high-end machine)
    2x Malware Protection Tests (samples are executed) + FP Test
    1x Malware Removal Test (opt-out possible)
    1x Summary Report (including awards given for all the year’s tests, and product UI reviews).”

    Participants: 6
    These Vendors chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, gaining certain guaranteed rights in return for attestations

    “Included” Vendors: 12
    These Vendors did not chose to adopt Participant status under the AMTSO Standard, but may have engaged with the test lab in other ways

    Compliance Status: H1 test components CONFIRMED COMPLIANT with Draft Standard v6.1

    Publication Date: Regular release of component test reports throughout the year; H1 2018 reports now available

    Real World Protection Test Feb-Jun 2018:
    Published Test Report

    Performance Test Test Apr 2018:
    Published Test Report

    Malware Protection Test Mar 2018:
    Published Test Report

    Participation information
    Test Subject Vendor Status Phase 1 Feedback Attestations Comments (Phase 1) Phase 2 feedback Comments (Phase 2)
    Avast INCLUDED None None None None None
    AVG INCLUDED None None None None None
    Avira INCLUDED None None None None None
    Bitdefender PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    BullGuard INCLUDED None None None None None
    Emsisoft INCLUDED None None None None None
    ESET PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    F-Secure PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None None None
    K7 PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    Kaspersky Lab PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None Completed None
    McAfee INCLUDED None None None None None
    Microsoft PARTICIPANT Completed Completed None None None
    Panda INCLUDED None None None None None
    Quick Heal INCLUDED None None None Completed (Submitted)*
    Symantec INCLUDED None None None None None
    Tencent INCLUDED None None None Completed None
    Trend Micro INCLUDED None None None None None
    VIPRE INCLUDED None None None None None

    * “Included” Vendors do not have automatic Commentary rights at Phase 2, although all Commentary submitted may be reviewed and actioned by AMTSO if required. In this case, Commentary submitted by an “Included” Vendor was not considered relevant to the test execution and has not been published here.

  • Notification date: January 19, 2018
    Notification method: Publicly posted test plan, Contact List notice

    Test Plan

    Commencement date: March 14, 2018
    H1 2018:
    Phase 1 Commentary Completion Date: March 23, 2018
    Phase 2 Commentary Due Date: July 25, 2018
    H2 2018:
    Pending

    Completion date (expected): Test components issued throughout year

    Publication Date: Regular release of component test reports throughout the year; H1 2018 reports now available

    Real World Protection Test Feb-Jun 2018:
    Published Test Report

    Performance Test Test Apr 2018:
    Published Test Report

    Malware Protection Test Mar 2018:
    Published Test Report

  • AV-Comparatives “Consumer Product Security Review 2018 Test Series” (ID AMTSO-PP1-TP203) covered the following products:

    Avast Free Antivirus
    AVG Free Antivirus
    Avira Antivirus Pro
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    BullGuard Internet Security
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware
    ESET Internet Security
    F-Secure SAFE
    K7 Total Security
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    McAfee Internet Security
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Panda Free Antivirus
    Quick Heal Total Security
    Symantec Norton Security
    Tencent PC Manager
    Trend Micro Internet Security
    VIPRE Advanced Security

  • H1 2018:
    Phase 1 Commentary Completion Date: March 23, 2018
    Phase 2 Commentary Completion Date: July 25, 2018

    H2 2018: Pending

    • Avast

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • AVG

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Avira

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • BitDefender

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): None

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED SATSIFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Bullguard

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Emsisoft

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • ESET

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): None

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED SATSIFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • F-Secure

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): None

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • K7

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): None

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED SATSIFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Kaspersky Labs

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): None

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED SATSIFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • McAfee

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Microsoft

      Vendor Status: PARTICIPANT

      Vendor Attestation Status: ALL ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): None

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Panda

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: Pending

      Commentary (Phase 2): Pending

    • Quick Heal

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED SATSIFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): (Submitted)*

      * “Included” Vendors do not have automatic Commentary rights at Phase 2, although all Commentary submitted may be reviewed and actioned by AMTSO if required. In this case, Commentary submitted by an “Included” Vendor was not considered relevant to the test execution and has not been published here.

    • Symantec

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Tencent

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: ALL ITEMS MARKED SATSIFACTORY

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • Trend Micro

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

    • VIPRE

      Vendor Status: INCLUDED

      Vendor Attestation Status: NO ATTESTATIONS PROVIDED

      Commentary (Phase 1): NO COMMENTARY SUBMITTED

      Vendor Confirmation Status: None

      Commentary (Phase 2): None

  • Compliance Status: H1 test components CONFIRMED COMPLIANT with Draft Standard v6.1 – 2018-07-31

    Compliance Report