Antivirus Performance Comparison
When choosing an antivirus software security experts and consumers alike take into consideration a variety of factors other than the software’s protection capabilities. Cost and system impact compatibility, usability, and personal opinion about the company’s practices could all be important elements that influence a user’s decision to choose an antivirus program.
Avira located in Germany is a good choice for anyone looking for an antivirus suite that has excellent test results. They also offer an option to pay monthly. The AV program boasts impressive lab scores across all categories, and offers a number of useful extras like a password manager. Avira’s scans feature a subtle background effect and aren’t very resource-intensive. The full-scan speed is reduced by 53%. This is one of our most notable results.
Some of our top picks are not perfect. Kaspersky can slow down your system by as much as 53% thanks to its powerful background effect, while Avast is only a little slower at 44%. Bitdefender on the other hand has a great free version and an AV subscription solution that has top independent testing lab ratings. Its feature set includes a VPN and is large, making it stand out among the rest of the competitors.
The top-rated paid AV applications include F-Secure, McAfee Total Protection and Trend Micro Internet Security. Microsoft Defender, the built-in antivirus that is included with Windows 10 and 11, is comparatively lightweight, only having an impact on background of 9.9%. However, it can create a lot of system slowdowns performing full system scans.