AV-Comparatives has performed a new series of tests to determine the best antivirus solution for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and unsurprisingly, Kaspersky, Avast, AVG, Bitdefender, and Avira earned the highest scores.
Out of a total of 20046 recent samples of malware, Avast, AVG, Tencent, and Trend Micro managed to block them all, achieving a protection rate of 100 percent.
Symantec, Bitdefender, and Panda got pretty close with 20045 blocked threats and 99.99 percent protection rate, while AVIRA and Microsoft detected 20044 of the samples for the same rate, but with 2 compromised records.
Windows Defender, in particular, performed remarkably well, but lost points due to way too many false positives. Panda was the king of the false positives with 327 such alarms, followed by Trend Micro with 166 and Tencent with 93. Windows Defender issued 70 false positives on clean files.
Offline detection tests
AV-Comparatives also conducted offline and o…