AV-TEST certifies Avira Antivirus Pro as Top Security Product
Avira confirms again the long series of recognition for its great performance products. The Avira Antivirus Pro was awarded the “AV Top Product” seal following its high scores in the independent testing organization’s search for the best antivirus software for Windows Home User.
The test looked at security software for computers with Windows 10 from three perspectives: Protection – how well the AV protected the device against a barrage of malware; Usability – the impact of the AV on the whole computer, especially false positives; and Performance – the negative impact from the software on the device’s day-to-day operation.
Avira Antivirus Pro achieved the top overall score possible in the protection and the usability categories, thanks to its high malware detection rates and complete absence of false positive alerts on Windows software and legitimate downloads of popular apps.
We managed to achieve the maximum possible in protection and usability, earning 6 out of 6 points each. In the performance category, we’ve scored 5.5 out of 6 points. All total, this means Avira received 17.5 out of 18 points and earned the TOP-rated product seal. — Alexander Vukcevic, Head of the Avira Protection Services
AV-Test ran this two-month test with fully updated computers running the latest version of Windows 10. All the 21 antivirus programs tested were installed according to the default settings and were connected to the internet for the full use of cloud detection and update services. The two rounds of testing took place in September and October of 2017.