March 02, 2023 | Text: Markus Selinger | Awards
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AV-TEST Award 2022 for Avast

With the AV-TEST Award 2022, the AV-TEST Institute declares the best products in the area of IT Security. The globally known and renowned research institute for IT security examined the lion's share of security products on the market for consumer users and corporate users for a whole year in its laboratories. The award assessment was based on all the findings the experts derived and recorded within the one-year cycle for each product. With its award, AV-TEST honors products that were able to achieve consistent peak ratings in the long-term results. The 2022 Awards in the three test categories of Best Protection for Consumer Users under Windows, Best Android Security for Consumer Users and Best MacOS Security for Consumer Users go to Avast.

AV-TEST Award 2022 for Avast
AV-TEST Award 2022

for Avast


AV-TEST Award – for tested IT Security

All products tested by the AV-TEST Institute are evaluated according to a predetermined test structure. This is always transparent for companies and users and can be logically understood at all times. In one year of tests, the security products are examined and evaluated multiple times in the test areas of Protection (protection function), Performance (speed) and Usability (user-friendliness). In addition, there are also the Advanced Threat Protection tests, in which the special effectiveness of products in fending off ransomware, for example, is put to the test. For the successful completion of a test, the security solution receives a test certificate for tested security against IT threats. Products for Windows completing a test with achievements clearly above the industry standard are honored by rewarding them the extra evaluation of "TOP PRODUCT".

Each individual value that a product delivers in a test year is added into a large, internal evaluation matrix of the AV-Test Institute. If a security solution is able to demonstrate peak results throughout the entire year, it has the opportunity to receive one of the coveted AV-TEST awards. All individual tests in the year 2022 now form the basis for choosing and presenting the awards in the spring of 2023. Many companies can look forward to one or several of the 26 awards in total at the 12th award ceremony of the AV-TEST awards, which has now become a rich tradition. In doing so, they receive not only a certificate for the tested security of their product but also recognition for their consistent development and research work. The presentation of an AV-TEST award is also proof for consumer users and corporate users that they are buying or already using a product with tested and award-winning security.

AV-TEST Award for Avast – more than just recognition

The malware variants used in the AV-TEST laboratory tests always originate from the latest samples from the Internet or e-mails. In addition to brand-new zero-day malware samples, the test sets also included dangerous exemplars of Trojans and all kinds of other viruses. Through the consistently high proven security performance in the AV-TEST test laboratory, Avast Free AntiVirus demonstrated that it reliably protects users against cyberattacks. For this outstanding performance, the experts conferred the AV-TEST Best Protection 2022 Award for Consumer Users under Windows on Avast Free AntiVirus.

In the world of cyberattacks, mobile devices such as smartphones are particularly worthy targets among attackers, as they are online 24/7. That is why it is also necessary to provide special protection for Android devices. In many tests in the year 2022, Avast Mobile Security demonstrated its capabilities in this regard. For its outstanding security performance on Android systems the institute gave the AV-TEST Best Android Security 2022 Award for Consumer Users to the security app Avast Mobile Security.

Many in the Mac world still feel too secure, trusting in the old rumor that supposedly no malware exists for MacOS. Avast Security for MacOS, in combatting online threats, demonstrated that this is not the case. Throughout the test year 2022, the product showed outstanding security performance, receiving the AV-TEST Best MacOS Security 2022 Award for Consumer Users.

"The well-known security specialist Avast received a total of three awards for its outstanding performance. The very important award in the category of Best Protection for Consumer Users shows how reliably and securely the security software renders its service on a Windows system. Yet the Best Android Security 2022 Award is also something special, as many end users count on the strong protection of their mobile device, and they receive it from Avast. When it comes to the group of MacOS users to be protected, perhaps not as large as for Windows, Avast also does a wonderful job protecting them and thus earned the third award, Best MacOS Security 2022 for Consumer Users", said Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.




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