February 20, 2019 | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2018 for Avast

Only the best IT protection solutions are contenders for the internationally recognized AV-TEST Awards. After all, with this award, the independent test institute honors only the most effective security products that have shown outstanding performance during a one-year test phase and thus set new standards for the IT security industry. Avast made an impressive showing, continuously delivering peak performance throughout the 2018 test season, and thus receives the AV-TEST Award 2018 in the test category of "Best Repair".

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Simply the Best!

Products certified by the AV-TEST Institute are tested according to the state of the art in technology and have a worldwide reputation for reliable protection. End users, corporate users, public agencies, providers of IT security products and media around the globe trust in the exact product analyses "Made in Germany". Products tested and certified with utmost due diligence by AV-TEST guarantee the best possible protection against current threats.
Once a year, manufacturers of antivirus products also have the opportunity to set themselves apart from other security products and to become 'knighted' with an AV-TEST Award. However, this requires continuous peak performance in at least one test category and throughout the test period of an entire year.
 

The AV-TEST Awards – a year of peak performance

In the daily fight against cyber attacks, an antivirus software manufacturer wages battle on many fronts. Thus, it is not only a question of ensuring that a product can match up against international competition, it is also about implementing a service-minded security promise made to the customer when the product is purchased. Only the most innovative research and development achievements can lead to consistent peak performance, which the AV-TEST Institute regularly puts to the test in its monthly side-by-side tests. With "Free Antivirus", Avast succeeded at fielding a top product in 2018 which was able to meet the high standards of the AV-TEST Institute.

In the area of consumers, Avast receives recognition for best repair performance after malware infection. With the "Free Antivirus" suite, the rescue of infected files successfully allows the user to reliably regain control over infected systems. "Free Antivirus" is recognized for its outstanding rescue performance with the Best Repair 2018 Award from the AV-TEST Institute.

Maik Morgenstern, CTO AV-TEST GmbH: The outstanding security solution from Avast achieved top results in repair performance testing throughout 2018, thus garnering the AV-TEST Award in the category of "Best Repair 2018".

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