PC Matic is excited to announce that we have received AV-Test certification after our first test with the organization this fall.
PC Matic 3.0 was recently tested by AV-Test in their Home Windows test for September and October. AV-Test is one of the three large testing organizations that make up the core independent test labs for antivirus. We were awarded AV-Test certification for our scores in the test, achieving high marks across protection and performance. PC Matic‘s Super Shield was able to block 100% of the real world ransomware/0-day threats used in the test set, further demonstrating that taking an approach that centers around prevention instead of remediation continues to show it’s importance. Ransomware infections can not only require a ransom paid, but recovery efforts and time lost for the business can often cost 10x more.
In the usability category AV-Test penalized our score for returning a small amount of false positives. The false positive test used by AV-Test is extremely robust, with over 1.4 million known good samples. After being tested against those samples, our highest number blocked was 48. This comes down to .003% false positive rate or 99.997% good file accuracy. The amount of false positives our users see in the real world is often even lower and further shows that our patent pending globally automated whitelist is a truly innovative approach.
If you’d like to check out the test results for yourself, head on over to AV-Test.
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