Tettnang, July 25th 2017 | Avira Antivirus Pro got the best possible score in the latest AV-TEST for Windows Home Users. Avira antivirus obtained perfect 18 out of 18 points, receiving top scores in Protection (6/6), Performance (6/6) and Usability (6/6).
Avira continues to honor its reputation. The June AV-TEST award is the sixth distinction our product received this year. During the first half of 2017 Avira security solutions already earned 5 other prestigious distinctions, including AV-TEST’s Top Product award for the best antivirus software for Windows Home Users in April 2017.
The independent analysis was performed among 18 home user security products through tests in three key categories – Protection, Performance, and Usability. AV-TEST then tallied up the results by category, providing each antivirus with the opportunity to succeed or fail in each of the three categories. AV-TEST designed their Consumer Full Product Test to resemble the actual equipment and working conditions of an average home computer user. The test looked at detection of new and widespread threats, impact on computer performance, and several types of false positives during typical daily operation.
Avira Antivirus Pro provided complete protection against 0-day malware attacks, as well as widespread and prevalent malware discovered within the previous 4 weeks (viruses, worms and Trojan horses), while having minimal impact on the computer speed.
“Computer users deserve a well-balanced security product that doesn’t slow them down or complicate their lives – and we are pleased to provide this with Avira Antivirus Pro. The best security is one that offers reliable detection to protect the user against cybercriminals,” said Alex Vukcevic, Head of Avira Protection Services.
AV-TEST is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products. The AV-Test check was run during May and June 2018, among home user security products, based on realistic threats scenarios and against real-world threats. The test platform was Windows 10 Version 1703 (64 bit).
Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently lead in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a family-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Munich, Bucharest, Beijing, and Silicon Valley. A portion of Avira’s sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit www.avira.com.