Avast Awarded Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives Safety Testing Lab

Avast Free Antivirus was awarded the Product of the Year 2018 by one of the most prestigious AV-Comparatives testing laboratories in the industry. The “Product of the Year” award is awarded to an antivirus product that consistently demonstrates the best results throughout the year. Although the cost of the product is not included in the test evaluation criteria, with this award Avast Free Antivirus surpassed all paid security products tested by AV-Comparatives.

AV-Comparatives is an independent testing laboratory known for rigorous testing of security software products.

“AV-Comparatives is one of the leading independent antivirus testing agencies in the industry, so winning the“ Product of the Year ”award is the same as winning the world championship in antivirus products. The recognition of Avast Free Antivirus as “Product of the Year” is testimony to our technological leadership in the field of cyber security, ”said Ondrej Vlchek, CTO, Executive Vice President and Manager of the Avast consumer business unit. “Whether it is new types of crypto mining attacks, banking trojans or increasingly sophisticated phishing campaigns, the complexity of the threats is constantly evolving. In 2018, we saw the dawn of artificial intelligence and the growth of IoT devices as a growing target for hackers. To stay ahead of these threats requires constant technical progress and innovation, and this is exactly what we are concentrating on at Avast. ” The full report can be viewed on the AV-Comparatives website.

Avast was named the winner of the well-deserved award “Product of the Year” after he received the Advanced + classification in each test conducted by AV-Comparatives in 2018, receiving a high rating of protection against real threats. Reviewers also praised Avast Free Antivirus for its clear, modern, touch-friendly interface and the comprehensive Smart Scan feature. In addition to this top award, Avast also received a gold award for its anti-malware test.

Every year, AV-Comparatives tests about 18 security-compatible Windows products as part of its annual security report. All products are tested for their ability to: protect against real threats, detect malware, provide protection without slowing down the PC, and remove malware that has already infected the PC. The highly coveted “Product of the Year” award is awarded to a product that receives the highest overall scores for all tests in a series of core tests for government consumers.

The award-winning basic anti-malware technology Avast Free Antivirus is also included in the consumer safety product family: Avast Internet Security, Avast Premier and Avast Ultimate, as well as the Avast Business Endpoint offering.

About Avast:

Avast is a global leader in digital security products. With hundreds of millions of users online, Avast offers Avast and AVG brands that protect people from online threats and the changing IoT threat environment. The company’s threat detection network is one of the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and prevent threats in real time.

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