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April 23rd, 2012

AVAST gets Advanced Plus rating in AV-Comparatives’ Test

Avast! Free Antivirus 7 has the distinction of being the only free antivirus to receive the Advanced Plus certification rating from the annual “On-Demand Detection of Malicious Software” test from Anti-Virus Comparatives.

Approximately 300,000 pieces of malware were used in the testing, and avast! Free Antivirus 7 detected 98% of them; the highest detection rate of all tested free solutions which outperformed a number of paid-for products from other AV vendors. Complementing the high malware detection rate, avast! was also recognized for detecting few false positives during the test. The number of avast! false alarms was 14. The average was 48 false positives. Avast! Free Antivirus 7 is the only free antivirus to receive the Advanced Plus certification rating.

AV-Comparatives chooses which antivirus products are to be tested from a field of internationally well-known, up-to-date antivirus products. In order to ensure that test results give a complete and accurate picture of a product’s capabilities, AV-Comparatives has strict rules about which tests every product must take part in, and which tests are optional. A dynamic “real world” protection test is conducted which measures file-detection rates, the number of false positive alerts raised, as well as other tests that cover different features of the products.

  • vadimmitropolsky

    Why ONLY one???? And how about Panda FREE Cloud Antivirus?! o_O

  • Omar Adham

    It is my duty to thank you, You are doing a great job, you understand well the meaning of humanitarian work.
    We thank you very much, and in the near we get the Visa Card to update the avast, I reiterate my thanks
    Legal person and you. I wish you well.
    Omar Adham / Cairo / Egypt.