February 20, 2019 | Awards
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AV-TEST Awards 2018 go to Avira

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. Avira continuously demonstrated top performance throughout the entire 2018 test season, and therefore receives the AV-TEST Award 2018 in the test categories of "Best Performance" and "Best Repair".

AV-TEST Awards 2018 go to Avira
AV-TEST Awards 2018

go to Avira


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 "Antivirus Pro", Avira succeeded at fielding a top product in 2018 which met the high standards of the AV-TEST Institute in several categories.

In the consumer field, AV-TEST is recognizing the product Avira "Antivirus Pro" with the Best Performance 2018 Award for its good protection with minimal reduction of system performance.

In the area of repair performance after malware infection, Avira's suite reliably regained control over infected systems and was able to clean and recover infected files without leaving any remnants. "Antivirus Pro" receives the Best Repair 2018 Award for outstanding rescue performance.



Guido Habicht, CEO AV-TEST GmbH: The AV-TEST Institute recognizes "Antivirus Pro" from Avira with the AV-TEST Award in the categories of "Best Performance 2018" and "Best Repair 2018" for consumer users for outstanding performance throughout the year 2018. 

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