avast! in the AV-Comparatives Security Survey 2011

avast! in the AV-Comparatives Security Survey 2011


The AV-Comparatives Security Survey 2011 (pdf) released by AV-Comparatives.org in mid-March reveals that, from a list of 70 well-known security solutions, avast! ranks second in terms of which products respondents wish to continue to see reviewed.

Notably, 5 of the top-7 requested brands are based in Central and Eastern Europe.

Laboratories that respondents considered the most “trustworthy / reliable / independent” for testing security products? AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin, AV-Test, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs.

Respondents were also asked which features and other aspects they find most important in a security product. The top 3 responses were:

  1. Good detection rate of malicious files (without cloud)
  2. Good generic detection / heuristic (without cloud)
  3. Low impact on system performance

Read all 14 key observations and corresponding analyses in the AV-Comparatives Security Survey 2011 (pdf)


Considering that AV-Comparatives survey respondents are perhaps a bit different audience than readers of the avast! Blog, what do YOU think are the most important aspects in a security product?

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