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

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 two test categories of Best Performance and Best Advanced Protection for Consumer Users under Windows go to PC Matic.

AV-TEST Awards 2023

for PC Matic


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 PC Matic – outstanding IT security

Users expect of protection packages for Windows that on the one hand, they protect well, and on the other hand, they hardly slow down the PC at all. After all, no one wants their fast Windows PCs to suddenly only run at a snail's pace due to the good protection software.

That's why the lab examines in its performance tests how severely a protection package slows down a PC in its daily routines, such as surfing the Web, copying data or installing and launching applications. In all the tests in the year 2023, PC Matic Application Allowlisting delivered perfect performance, receiving the Best Performance Award for Consumer Users under Windows.

In the enhanced ATP tests under Windows, PC Matic not only did a good job, it also came out on top in many cases. The system protection demonstrates that it not only detects attackers effectively, but by means of EDR and additional protection techniques, it is also able to master every step of the attack. For this, AV-TEST Institute is rewarding PC Matic Application Allowlisting with the coveted award Best Advanced Protection for Consumer Users under Windows.



"For strong performance in all Windows tests throughout the entire year of 2023, PC Matic earned special recognition. Among the particularly coveted protection awards, PC Matic receives the Best Advanced Protection Award for Consumer Users under Windows. At the same time, PC Matic demonstrates that good protection under Windows does not have to be largely at the expense of performance. We are rewarding this strong development work with the Best Performance Award for Consumer Users under Windows. The entire team at AV-TEST extends its congratulations on the well-earned awards!", says Maik Morgenstern, CEO of AV-TEST.

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