Emsisoft Anti-Malware earns Advanced+ rating in AV-Comparatives Performance Test

  • October 31, 2016
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On Thursday, 3rd November 2016 AV-Comparatives released the latest Performance Test: Impact of Security Software on System Performance. We are proud to announce that Emsisoft scored 99.5 PC Mark 8 points – rating high in performance but low impact on your system. Of the 19 participants, no security software scored the full 100 points.

We proudly present the AV-Comparatives Award – Three Star Rated

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Please note that the performance test only tells you how much impact a security product may have on a system compared to other security products. It is not a measure of protection capabilities. See how our products performed in recent tests of performance and file detection.


It is also important to point out that this test included anti-virus, anti-malware and internet-security products – both referred to as security products in the test. The Performance Test used SSDs on the test machines as many computers are equipped with SSDs nowadays. The awarding levels have been adjusted to reflect this change. The activities/tests were performed under an up-to-date Windows 10 64-Bit system. They measured the extra time required/slowdown of the system while performing common actions. Emsisoft Anti-Malware proved a high performer with low system impact. View the full report here (PDF).



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