F-Secure tops AV-Tests antivirus protection list for Windows 8.1

When you have enormous choices of antivirus protection programs, it becomes difficult to choose the best and the most efficient one. The best way to choose the right program is to go with the tests and analysis done. One such analysis is done by AV-Tests and one of the antivirus protection programs that tops the list, is F-Secure.

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During the months November and December 2013, AV-Test evaluated 25 home user security products. The testing was using the default settings of these top antivirus protection programs. The most important thing is that the testing was done using the most current version of the products that is available for the public. The website mentions about the products that,

“They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.”

F-Secure is is the simple, easy-to-use program that works on the basic principles of acting against virus threats. Though it consists of less number of features, as compared to the other well-known antivirus protection programs, F-Secure efficiently does what any antivirus protection program should do. It monitors your PC closely, detects and removes any virus or malware threats before they can be harmful for your system.

During the test, F-Secure antivirus protection program showed positive results. In the test of protection against malware infections, F-Secure offered 100% protection in November as well as December. Its performance score is 5.5 out of 6, as its average influence on computer speed in daily usage came out to be 2 seconds. Under usability, F-Security’s score is 5 out of 6; where it showed some significant results in false warnings during installation of a software and false detection of legitimate software as malware during a system scan. However, the antivirus protection program did not show any false warnings while browsing websites or false blockages when using or installing legitimate software.

Others like eScan, Norton Internet Security, Trend Micro, Panda, BitDefender, Avira, G-Data & Kaspersky too performed equally well in terms of Protection offered.

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.