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

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 AVG.

AV-TEST Award 2022 for AVG
AV-TEST Award 2022

for AVG


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 AVG – more than just recognition

The protection of Windows systems and the evaluation of security software available in the market always has been and is a core task of the AV-TEST experts. During the entire test year, AVG, with its security package Internet Security for Windows, always showed outstanding protection, far exceeding standards. For this performance, AVG Internet Security earned the AV-TEST Best Protection 2022 Award for Consumer Users under Windows.

The protection of mobile user devices for consumer users running on Android has increasingly come into focus in today's world of cyberattacks. It is a task to which the security app from AVG is successfully committed. For consistent peak performance in the protection of Android devices, the protection app AVG AntiVirus Free earned the AV-TEST Best Android Security 2022 Award for Consumer Users.

It may be true that there is not as much malware for a MacOS system as for Windows by a long shot, but the internal AV-TEST statistics have still identified hundreds of thousands of dangerous attackers for Macs. Because even a lone successful attacker can cause devastating damage, it is necessary to effectively protect MacOS. In the tests in the year 2022, AVG achieved consistent peak results with its MacOS security solution for consumers. For this outstanding performance, the lab conferred the AV-TEST Best MacOS Security 2022 Award for Consumer Users on the solution AVG AntiVirus for MacOS.

"The manufacturer AVG demonstrated in the test year 2022 how well its solutions protect consumer users in particular. AVG was able to consistently achieve top scores in a total of three categories, thus earning the awards. For its exceptionally good protection for Windows, AVG earned the Best Protection Award for Consumer Users. Add to this the equivalent award for MacOS, the Best MacOS Security 2022 Award. And for what was also outstanding protection on consumer Android systems, AVG received as a third accolade the Best Android Security 2022 Award. That was a superb year full of successful tests for AVG security products", said Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.




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