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Antivirus Performance Tests

November 30th, 2011

AV-Test.org has just released the September & October test results of its Full Product Monthly tests. More information at http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/. This is the second batch of test reports in which Panda participates with Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE Edition.

Of course we are happy to see that Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE Edition has achieved certification with some good scores. But I would like to focus this post on the performance part of the test, which is where Panda Cloud Antivirus FREE Edition has really shined. Of course an AV product needs to detect as much malware as possible with as little false positives as possible. But nowadays the top AV products are very aligned in both these respects. So what is it that makes the difference then when choosing an AV? Many people will say its the performance and how it behaves on your individual system. Will it slow you down? Will it consume too much memory or CPU cycles? How will it impact your system? Many times a big performance hit will make the best of AVs with the highest detection rates and lowest FPs useless if they don’t allow the user to work with his or her PC.

There are some (not many) AV performance tests out there. Unfortunately most of the are sponsored by such or such vendor, which is not ideal as the vendor pays for the test and therefore choose what the test should look at, which coincidentally will be the performance areas the sponsoring vendor is good at, instead of looking at the overall performance hit. The Passmark tests sponsored by Symantec are a good example of this. Eugene has a good criticism of these type of sponsored tests (google it). Luckly the AV-Test performance review looks at the overall performance hit and this is where the architectural design of CloudAV really shows how it improves performance over traditional AV:

AV-Test.org September/October 2011 Full Product Test Reports available at http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/

  1. December 1st, 2011 at 00:42 | #1

    Very good news! This is what we want to know.

  2. tbb
    December 1st, 2011 at 11:52 | #2

    Any new version coming out anytime soon? That goes for us free users

  3. mike
    December 2nd, 2011 at 09:07 | #3

    Nice Work, Panda.

  4. josh
    December 8th, 2011 at 21:13 | #4

    great job panda. you did find a trojan on my computer, and nutrilized it.

  5. josh
    December 8th, 2011 at 21:14 | #5

    panda’s awesome

  6. February 1st, 2012 at 21:18 | #6

    Hallo ich habe eine Partnervermittlung, durch PandaCloud sind jetzt sogar auch meine Emails sicher.. vielen Dank- Muchas Gracias..

    Grüße aus der Dominikanischen Republik

  7. ariella
    February 27th, 2012 at 14:17 | #7

    panda’s awesome

  8. saira
    February 29th, 2012 at 08:28 | #8

    i personally use Comodo Antivirus and it serves best for my pc

    March 1st, 2012 at 00:17 | #9

    HI I have been using panda free edition for a while now with no problems at all so pleased,used to always use avg but had a bad virus got through and it dident stop it was very disapointed,as i lost loads of stuff and had to reinstall windows to get rid of this horrible thing wd panda

  10. De Keukeleire Noel
    March 1st, 2012 at 07:54 | #10

    Panda Cloud keeps my PC free of viruses, and so fast that I can’t even say “bamboo” before it ‘s done….. :)
    Many thanks to the Panda technicians.

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