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

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 under Windows and Best MacOS Security for Consumer Users go to AVG from Gen Digital.

AV-TEST Awards 2023

for AVG


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 AVG – outstanding IT security

Every 4 to 5 seconds, a new Windows or Mac malware sample appears on the world stage, increasing the number of already known threats. Already just under 850 million samples of Windows malware and one million digital MacOS malware samples are included in the statistics of AV-TEST's own service, AV-ATLAS. AVG is also highly capable of navigating this field of threats.

In the Windows tests of protection packages for consumer users, AVG also delivers consistently top performance in the detection of Windows malware. For this performance, AVG Internet Security earned the Best Protection Award for Consumer Users.

As already mentioned, the user group involving MacOS is also a worthy target for attackers. This is underscored by just under one million special MacOS malware samples, including all kinds of Trojans. Again in this test field, the product AVG Antivirus delivered consistent test results in 2023 and received the Best MacOS Security Award for Consumer Users for its strong performance.



"While the available range of protection packages for home users is vast, at the end of the day the evaluations of AV-TEST demonstrate which products actually provide consistent protection and didn't just happen to have a good day. We are pleased to present a total of two awards to AVG, a Gen Digital brand. In both cases, the protection of consumer users under Windows and MacOS is the top priority. That is why we are conferring on AVG the awards in the test categories of Best Protection for Consumer Users and Best MacOS Security for Consumer Users. We congratulate the award winner", says Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST.

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