Anti-virus research and data security organization AV-Test
recently spent three months testing 19 security products in the areas of protection, repair and usability. On Monday, August 16th they released the test results, and we’re excited that Microsoft Security Essentials has received another certification, this time from AV-Test.org.
According to the AV-Test Product Review and Certification Report, the "Protection" category covers static and dynamic malware detection, including testing for real-world 0-Day attacks. "Repair" evaluates the system disinfection and rootkit removal in detail, which is critical for ensuring AV solutions effectively clean malware off of consumers’ computers. The "Usability" testing criteria includes the amount of system slow-down caused by the tools and the number of false positives. You can read the full set of test reports here
As we mentioned
last week, the most important validation of AV quality comes from independent certification organizations like VB100
, AV-Test and others. With the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials and the new version now available in beta
, our commitment remains constant: to provide security you can trust that is easy to use and provides protection that runs quietly and efficiently in the background, ensuring a great Windows user experience.
You can get the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials at no cost by visiting the Microsoft Security Essentials website here