March 11, 2024 | Text: Markus Selinger | Awards
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AV-TEST Awards 2023 for Avast

It’s award season again! With its AV-TEST Awards 2023, the AV-TEST Institute is honoring the vendors of security products for consumer users and corporate users for the thirteenth time. Throughout the year 2023, the renowned institute examined a multitude of products on Windows, MacOS and Android platforms in its labs and awarded its highly coveted test certificates for excellent performance. Only the products that constantly proved their worth by consistently achieving top values throughout all tests are now being presented with one or even several of the sought-after AV-TEST Awards 2023 as a trophy to honor their success. The AV-TEST Institute is looking forward to not only presenting its awards but also celebrating its 20th anniversary. The 2023 Awards in the test categories of Best Protection for Consumer Users and Best Protection for Corporate Users under Windows, and also for Best MacOS Security for Consumer Users go to Avast from the Gen Digital group.

AV-TEST Awards 2023

for Avast


The AV-TEST Award – valuable confirmation of consistent IT security

Vendors, companies and users all expect a test structure that is constantly transparent and understandable, and AV-TEST fulfils every aspect of these expectations. All of the products tested at the AV-TEST Institute are subjected to a clearly defined test structure. The results of the tests are clearly documented, valid and authoritative. In the entire year 2023, the institute examined and evaluated security products at regular intervals in the test areas of Protection, Performance and Usability, using Windows, Mac and Android platforms. As an additional series of tests, the Advanced Threat Protection tests identify the special defensive capabilities of products, for example their ability to fend off ransomware or data stealers, in extremely detailed individual examinations.

All products that meet AV-TEST’s high criteria are awarded a certificate for tested security against IT threats. Products with achievements clearly above the industry standard when tested under Windows are additionally rewarded with the “TOP PRODUCT” label. At the end of 2023, all of the values recorded and labels awarded were combined to determine the winners of the AV-TEST Awards.

2024 is a special year for AV-TEST, marking the company’s 20th anniversary and its thirteenth award ceremony. At this year’s ceremony, 33 strong awards are being presented to 14 different vendors. Over the past twenty years, AV-TEST has conducted thousands of highly professional tests in its laboratories and published an abundance of expert reports. These have, in turn, provided IT security specialists and IT publications with a reliable source of information time and time again. Throughout the twenty years of the AV-TEST Institute to date, many vendors have also used the test certificates and awards presented by the company as evidence of their trustworthy status among retailers, traders and buyers.

AV-TEST Awards for Avast – outstanding IT security

The databases at AV-TEST have now registered nearly 850 million Windows malware samples, adding throngs of new attackers to the list daily. For its lab tests, AV-TEST utilizes two particularly interesting and constantly revised test sets for Windows: The first test set is teeming with hundreds of brand-new zero-day malware samples that were trapped in honey pots or originate from e-mails. In the second set, there are thousands of already known, but extremely dangerous, malware samples. The Avast protection packages had to stand up against all these attackers in the 2023 tests.

For the especially strong and consistent performance in all AV-TEST lab evaluations in the year 2023 under Windows, Avast's Free Antivirus product received the Best Protection Award for Consumer Users. Moreover, the institute conferred on the Avast solution, Ultimate Business Security, the Best Protection Award for Corporate Users under Windows, for its top scores in 2023.




But PCs under MacOS are also endangered by malware the whole year around. The number of malware samples already registered is indeed lower than with Windows, yet each sample is dangerous all the same. For the top performance consistently measured in the lab, the protection program Avast Security received the Best MacOS Security Award for Consumer Users.

"The vendor, Avast, a Gen Digital brand, sets the same high bar of security with its free product as with its licensed products. In all Windows tests for consumer users and for corporate environments, Avast showed only peak performance during the entire year of 2023. That is why for this quality, we are particularly pleased to be able to confer on Avast not only the Best Protection Award for Consumer Users, but also the Best Protection Award for Corporate Users. In addition, as a third accolade for its protection performance on MacOS systems, we are presenting Avast the Best MacOS Security Award for Consumer Users. Congratulations!", says Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.

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