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PassMark Software's latest reports and reviews for consumer and business software products are listed in the table below. For more details about a specific report, please click the "View" link next to the report.

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CCleaner & Defraggler Performance Report
27 September 2017

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CCleaner & Defraggler Performance Report

Report Name:Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks
Platforms: Windows 7 & Windows 10 (64-bit)
Category:Utilities
Report Size: 1061 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on CCleaner and Defraggler on Windows 7 and Windows 10 (64-bit) between April & May 2017. Testing involved three test stages on four different setups. The test descriptions, test methodologies, and individual test results are available in this report.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors
26 April 2017

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Compare the performance and system impact of 2017 business security products.

Report Name:Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors
Platforms:Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Category:Business Security
Report Size: 1076 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on business security products on Windows 8.1 (64-bit) between June and July 2015. Testing involved 13 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks 2017 Edition 2
17 March 2017

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Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks

Report Name:Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks
Platforms: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Category:Internet Security & Antivirus
Report Size: 2556 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer security products on Windows 10 (64-bit) in November to December 2016. Testing involved 23 different metrics on 15 security products. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks 2016 Edition 2
18 November 2015

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2016.

Report Name:Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks
Platforms: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Category:Antivirus
Report Size: 1942 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer security products on Windows 10 (64-bit) in August 2015. Testing involved 21 different metrics on 12 security products. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Image & Video Detection Technology Assessment
18 November 2015

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Image & Video Detection Technology Assessment

Report Name:Image & Video Detection Technology Assessment
Category:Image and Video Detection
Report Size: 575 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective accuracy testing on Profil Technology's detection technology: VISIA Technology. The results and test descriptions are available in this report.

Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks 2016
11 September 2015

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2015.

Report Name:Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks
Platforms: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Category:Antivirus
Report Size: 887 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer security products on Windows 10 (64-bit) in August 2015. Testing involved 23 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors
20 August 2015

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Compare the performance and system impact of 2015 business security products.

Report Name:Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors
Platforms:Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Category:Business Security
Report Size: 1076 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on business security products on Windows 8.1 (64-bit) between June and July 2015. Testing involved 13 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus vs. Five Competitor Antivirus Products
31 August 2015

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Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus vs. Five Competitor Antivirus Products

Report Name:Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus vs. Five Competitor Antivirus Products
Platforms: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Category:Antivirus
Report Size: 977 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer security products on Windows 8.1 (64-bit) between June and July 2015. Testing involved 12 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Webroot Mobile Security vs. 9 Competitors
19 August 2015

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Compare the performance and system impact of mobile security products for 2015.

Report Name:Webroot Mobile Security vs. Nine Competitor Mobile Security Products
Platforms:Android KitKat 4.4.2
Category:Mobile Security
Report Size: 1219 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available mobile security products Android KitKat 4.4.2 in June and July 2015. Testing involved 17 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2015 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 3)
27 May 2015

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2014 and 2015.

Report Name: 2015 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 3)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category:Antivirus
Report Size: 2704 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between August 2014 and March 2015. Testing involved 23 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2015 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 2)
4 February 2015

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2014 and 2015.

Report Name: 2015 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 2)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category:Antivirus
Report Size: 2554 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between August 2014 and January 2015. Testing involved 23 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Malwarebytes Multilayer Performance Testing (December 2014)
6 February 2015

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Compare the performance and system impact of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed in conjunction with competing business security products.

Report Name:Malwarebytes Multilayer Performance Testing (December 2014)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Business Security
Report Size: 727 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available business security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between during December 2014. Testing involved 11 different metrics. Due to the nature of the comparison, overall scores were not calculated, but individual test results and test descriptions are available in this report.

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Previous Reports

Reports we have produced in previous years can be found in this section.

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2015 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 1)
16 October 2014

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2013 and 2014.

Report Name: 2015 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 1)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 1566 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between August 2014 and September 2014. Testing involved 23 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus vs. Six Competitors (August 2014)
2 October 2014

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Compare the performance impact of Webroot’s SecureAnywhere Antivirus product with six (6) competitor products.

Report Name:Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus vs. Six Competitors (August 2014)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category:Antivirus
Report Size: 1048 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on seven (7) publicly available antivirus products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition during May 2014. Testing involved 13 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors (February 2014)
19 February 2014

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Compare the performance impact of Webroot’s SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection product with seven (7) competitor products.

Report Name:Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors (February 2014)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Business Antivirus
Report Size: 1284 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on eight (8) publicly available business endpoint antivirus products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition during January to February 2014. Testing involved 13 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2014 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 2)
4 February 2014

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2013 and 2014.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2014 (Edition 2)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 2413 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer antivirus and security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between July 2013 and December 2013. Testing involved 19 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2013 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 4)
26 April 2013

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2012 and 2013.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2013 (Edition 4)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 3077 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer antivirus and security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between July 2012 and February 2013. Testing involved 17 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2013 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 3)
23 January 2013

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2012-2013.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2013 (Edition 3)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 2941 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer antivirus and security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between July 2012 and January 2013. Testing involved 17 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2013 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 2)
22 November 2012

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2012.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2013 (Edition 2)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 2304 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer antivirus and security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between July 2012 and November 2012. Testing involved 17 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2013 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 1)
31 August 2012

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2012.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2013 (Edition 1)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 1689 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on publicly available consumer antivirus and internet security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between July 2012 and August 2012. Testing involved 17 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Norton Internet Security vs Windows Defender on Windows 8 (Edition 1)
9 July 2012

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Compare the performance and system impact of Norton Internet Security 2013 with Windows Defender on Windows 8.

Report Name:Norton Internet Security vs Windows Defender on Windows 8 (Edition 1)
Platforms: Windows 8 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 1021 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on Norton Internet Security 2013 and Windows Defender on Windows 8 (Release Preview) in June 2012. Testing included 10 different metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business 2012 (Edition 1)
2 August 2012

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Read our comparative analysis about the performance, usability and effectiveness of popular business security products.

Report Name: Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business 2012 - Edition 1
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Category: Business Security
Report Size: 2.41 MB

The importance of effective security for businesses cannot be understated, with malware damage and costs to businesses escalating every year. With the large amount of software available from many vendors, the challenge for businesses now becomes determining which security solution is the most effective at mitigating the threat of malware, while minimizing implementation cost and impact to existing business functions.
In light of this, PassMark Software presents a comparative analysis on the performance, effectiveness and usability of seven security solutions from some of the world's largest security vendors.

2012 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 4)
18 April 2012

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2011 and 2012.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2012 (Edition 4)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 1704 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on thirty-eight publicly available consumer antivirus and internet security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between April 2011 and February 2012. The tests were done using 17 different test metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2012 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 3)
14 February 2012

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2011 and 2012.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2012 (Edition 3)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 1614 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on thirty-five publicly available consumer antivirus and internet security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between April 2011 and January 2012. The tests were done using 17 different test metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2012 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 2)
15 November 2011

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2011.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2012 (Edition 2)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 1401 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on twenty-four publicly available consumer antivirus and internet security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between April 2011 and November 2011. The tests were done using 17 different test metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

ESET 5 vs ten competitors (Edition 1)
15 September 2011

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ESET's V5 internet security vs ten competitors.

Report Name:ESET 5 vs ten competitors (Edition 1)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Internet Security
Report Size: 1210 KB

PassMark Software conducted performance testing on ESET's new V5 internet security product and 9 other publicly available consumer internet security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between August 2011 and Sept 2011. The tests were done using 14 selected test metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

2012 Consumer Security Products Performance Benchmarks (Edition 1)
5 September 2011

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Compare the performance and system impact of consumer antivirus products released in 2011.

Report Name: Consumer Antivirus Report 2012 (Edition 1)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Consumer Antivirus
Report Size: 1137 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on ten publicly available consumer antivirus and internet security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between April 2011 and August 2011. The tests were done using 17 different test metrics. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Enterprise Endpoint Protection Performance 2011 (Report 3)
29 July 2011

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Compare the performance and system impact of enterpise endpoint protection products released in 2010 and 2011.

Report Name: Enterprise Endpoint Protection Performance 2011 (Report 3)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Enterprise Security
Report Size: 1050 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on five, publicly available enterprise endpoint protection security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between September 2010 and July 2011. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

Small Business Endpoint Protection Performance 2011 (Report 3)
29 July 2011

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Compare the performance and system impact of small business endpoint protection products released in 2010 and 2011.

Report Name: Small Business Endpoint Protection Performance 2011 (Report 2)
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Category: Small Business Security
Report Size: 1031 KB

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on five publicly available small business endpoint protection security products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition between September 2010 and July 2011. The overall scores, test descriptions and individual test results are available in this report.

CA Total Defense r12: Product Review
23 August 2010

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PassMark Software conducted a product review for CA's latest version of Total Defense for Endpoint and Gateway (r12).

Report Name: CA Total Defense r12: Product Review
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Category: Enterprise Security
Report Size: 1.40 MB

In August 2010, PassMark Software conducted a standalone product review of the Gold Master release of Total Defense for Endpoint and Gateway r12. This review presents our insight into the features available in r12, as well as our subjective opinions on our experiences configuring and operating CA Total Defense for Endpoint and Gateway r12.

Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business (Edition 1)
15 June 2010

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Read our comparative analysis about the performance, usability and effectiveness of popular business security products.

Report Name: Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business - Edition 1
Platforms: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Category: Business Security
Report Size: 2.99 MB

The importance of effective security for businesses cannot be understated, with malware damage and costs to businesses escalating every year. With the large amount of software available from many vendors, the challenge for businesses now becomes determining which security solution is the most effective at mitigating the threat of malware, while minimizing implementation cost and impact to existing business functions.
In light of this, PassMark Software presents a comparative analysis on the performance, effectiveness and usability of seven security solutions from some of the world's largest security vendors.

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