Total Defense awarded the advanced plus rating from AV-Comparatives on Malware Protection Test

Independent test lab AV-Comparatives recently published results from their security products Malware Protection test of 17 leading cybersecurity brands.  Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus was tested and received the highest Advanced+ AV-Comparatives awards.  

“It’s an honor to receive recognition from AV-Comparatives, which emphasizes the Total Defense team’s commitment to providing our customers the maximum level of malware protection without negative impact on speed and performance,” stated Larry Guerin, General Manager at Total Defense.

Total Defense receives the highest rating in Malware Protection Tests from AV-Comparatives.

Malware Protection  

To conduct the test, AV-Comparatives compiled a test set of 10,040 recent malware samples. All security products were installed on a fully up-to-date 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 10 system and tested using default settings with all latest updates installed. 

The Malware Protection Test assesses a security program’s ability to protect a system against infection by malicious files before, during or after execution. The Malware Protection Test checks not only the detection rates, but also the protection capabilities, i.e. the ability to prevent a malicious program from actually making any changes to the system. In some cases, an antivirus program may not recognize a malware sample when it is inactive but will recognize it when it is running. 

Malware Protection Test

Total Defense Anti-Virus awarded Advanced+ rating 

We’re proud to see Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus blocked 99.98 percent of all tested malware samples and generated just 8 false positives. Based on these results, Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus was awarded the Advanced+ rating, the highest possible award.  

Learn more about how AV-Comparatives conducts their independent studies and see all the Malware Test Results. 

About Total Defense  

Total Defense has been passionate about protecting consumers and businesses since 1992. Our product isn’t just software, but a commitment to your cybersecurity, from installing the software effectively to helping you with recovery in the highly unlikely event of a breach; we’re here to sweat the small stuff so you don’t sweat at all. Total Defense™ an OpenText™ company.

About AV-Comparatives  

AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance, which is globally recognized. Visit: https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/