Malware Protection Capabilities
Any antivirus program should be able to detect and protect you against malware and viruses.
In the most recent AV-Test results, we can see how McAfee and Avast compare to each other when it comes to malware protection capabilities.
McAfee Test Results;
According to this AV-Test done, McAfee detected 100% of all zero-day attacks, and widespread malware attacks over the course of 4 weeks.
Avast Test Results;
Avast also detected 100% off all malware attacks used to test its capabilities. This makes it incredibly difficult to choose a winner.
This means we need to look back across their scores from the last few tests to see who consistently scored better.
In 2020, McAfee scored a perfect 100% every month except April and February, where they scored 5.0 and 5.5 out of six respectively.
Avast, on the other hand, only had a drop to 5.0 out of six in April, the rest of the months were perfect scores. As such, Avast outperformed McAfee just slightly on consistency.
|Best for malware protection: Avast