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AV-TEST Just Ranked the Best Windows Antiviruses for Business and Home Users

Protecting your system from viruses will be a huge priority regardless of whether you are using your computer at home or in a business environment. Since Windows is the most popular operating system in the world, most users want to know what the best antiviruses and other forms of security software are for them, and AV-TEST has just released a ranking of currently available options for home and business users that include some of the most prominent programs on the market at present.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Ahn-Lab got the top spot in both the list for home Windows users as well as the list for business users. On the business side of things, their V3 Endpoint Security software got a full eighteen marks, making it one of the best options out there for business owners. The Business Antivirus Pro Plus from Avast and Endpoint Security from BitDefender both got full marks as well, scoring six out of a maximum possible six in all three categories, namely Protection, Performance and Usability.

Moving over to the home user side of things, Ahn-Labs scored top marks once again. Its V3 Internet Security received six out of six in all three categories, with G-DATA, Kaspersky and a few others managing to get full marks as well. A majority of antiviruses got full marks based on these tests with all things having been considered and taken into account, which should give users a relatively high level of confidence that any option they go for will be worthwhile.

An interesting thing to note is that Microsoft’s built in Defender Antivirus also got full marks based on the tests that this company conducted. Users should know about it because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing them to get high level threat protection free of charge since Microsoft offers Defender pre-installed on any operating systems that users buy from them as long as they have been updated to the highest level.

Two of the worst performers among antiviruses for business users were CheckPoint, which got 2 points knocked off in the performance category, and VMware, which got a point apiece deducted from the protection and performance categories. In spite of the fact that this is the case, there are plenty of options that got the maximum eighteen points, and things look even better for home based users as well since they have a wider pool of options and their security needs are not as intensive as those of businesses either.

These tests indicate that there are a very few antiviruses that are total failures, and this can give users more confidence as they search for the right one for them. Sticking with Microsoft’s default antivirus can be more than adequate, but some users might want to upgrade to a more robust system which is offered by Ahn-Labs or some other high end provider. Either way, users seem to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding antiviruses and most options would live up to their expectations in business and home settings.
The best Windows antivirus and security software for business users
The best Windows antivirus and security software for home users
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