March 01, 2022 | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2021 for

The internationally renowned AV-TEST Institute has crowned the best IT security products of the year for consumers and corporate users with the AV-TEST Award 2021. Over an evaluation period of 12 months, involving comprehensive testing, the experts documented the top scores of all the products and have now decided on the awards for these outstanding results. The 2021 Award in the test category of Best Performance for Consumer Users under Windows goes to Total AV.

AV-TEST Award 2021 for
AV-TEST Award 2021



AV-TEST Award – proof of IT security

Each product evaluated at the AV-TEST Institute is required to undergo demanding and realistic tests in the lab over the course of an entire year. The challenge is to consistently excel in the test categories of Protection, Performance and Usability. Successful products each then receive a test certificate for tested security against IT threats. To top it off, a Windows product that also performs significantly better than the industry standard receives the additional accolade of "Top Product".
If a product manages to maintain its stellar performance in several or all test categories throughout the entire year, it qualifies as candidate for the sought-after AV-TEST Awards. This well-known award is now in its 11th year, and for many companies, it serves as vital proof that their efforts to create a secure product have paid off. Because special award distinction by a renowned, independent institute fosters a high level of confidence, not only in the IT security industry but also among customers in the consumer and corporate sector. Likewise, it is a just reward to providers of security solutions who consistently invest in research and development.

AV-TEST Award for – in recognition of outstanding performance

In comparing the best protection products for consumer users under Windows, Total AV successfully proved in ongoing laboratory tests that it protects users effectively against attacks from the cyberspace. In doing so, compared to the industry average, the product demonstrated during the entire year of 2021 that it only requires very few system resources for its solid protection. For this outstanding performance, the AV-TEST experts recognized the consumer protection package for Windows 10, Total AV, with the AV-TEST Best Performance 2021 Award for Consumer Users.

"If protection software slows down a user's PC, the user may quickly lose confidence in the software. Total AV proved over the 12 months in 2021 with impressive test results that it treats the system resources of a user PC with extreme care. This special performance deserves a special award, represented by the Best Performance Award for Consumer Users under Windows", says Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.

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