The AV-TEST GmbH is the independent research institute for IT security from Germany. For more than 15 years, the experts from Magdeburg have guaranteed quality-assuring comparison and individual tests of virtually all internationally relevant IT security products.
One of the largest collections of digital malware samples in the world, the Institute's own research department, as well as intensive collaboration with other institutions, guarantee tests on an internationally recognized level and at the current state of the art. AV-TEST utilizes analysis systems developed in-house for its tests, thus guaranteeing test results uninfluenced by third parties and comprehensible at all times for all standard operating systems and platforms.
AV-TEST is also active in the fields of security of IoT and eHealth products, applications for mobile devices, as well as in the field of data security of applications and services.
In this, the AV-TEST Institute regularly makes its latest tests and current research findings available to the public free of charge on its website. This helps users in product selection, manufacturers towards product optimization and the media in publications. What's more, the Institute advises industry associations, companies and government institutions on issues of IT security.
We use Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 weeks (the AV-TEST reference set)