Total Defense awarded the highest rating from AV-Comparatives on Real-World Protection Tests

Total Defense has been awarded the highest ranking (Advanced+) in the three-month Real-World Protection test carried out by independent testing laboratory AV-Comparatives. This test assesses the real-world protection capabilities of top antivirus software, simulating the typical PC use experience. The real-world protection test is one of the most comprehensive, leveraging all protection features antivirus programs provide to avert infections. The published results detail the performance of 16 antivirus programs from top cybersecurity brands.

AV-Comparatives awards Total Defense highest "Advanced+" rating

“We’re honored to receive this recognition from AV-Comparatives in Real-World Protection Tests. These commendable results for our antivirus software — tested in the most realistic setting — further attest to Total Defense’s dedication to providing our customers with superior protection every day,” said Larry Guerin, General Manager at Total Defense.

AV-Comparatives in Real-World Protection Tests Chart

According to the report, Total Defense performed exceptionally well, successfully blocking 519 out of 520 test case samples, resulting in a total detection rate of 99.8%. Total Defense earned the highest Advanced+ three-star rating, standing among the leading antivirus programs in the industry.

To understand how AV-Comparatives conducts their independent studies and to see all related test conclusions, please visit their website. Real-World Protection Test, February-May 2023.


About Total Defense  

Since 1992, Total Defense has been devoted to protecting consumers and small businesses. 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. 

About AV-Comparatives  

AV-Comparatives is an independent body that conducts systematic testing to verify whether security software, including PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, fulfills its promises. With one of the world’s largest sample collections, it creates a real-world environment for precise testing. AV-Comparatives makes its results freely available to individuals, news organizations, and scientific institutions. Its certification is a globally recognized endorsement of software performance. Visit: https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/