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July 20th, 2012

avast! Free Antivirus Outperforms Competitors in Independent Test

avast! Free Antivirus outperformed multiple free and paid-for antivirus products in AV-TEST’s analysis of thirty-one consumer and business internet security products. The test, which concluded in June, included familiar names in the antivirus sector. Even a well-known paid-for ‘Internet Security 2012’ product which sells for $79.99 a year, was bested by AVAST Software’s free antivirus product.

Both home-user and corporate products analyzed by cover a range of metrics, including protection against ‘real-world’ zero-day malware attacks, detection of a representative set of malware discovered in the last 2-3 months, false positive rates, and scanning speed. avast! Free Antivirus detected 100% of widespread and prevalent malware (such as viruses, worms or Trojan Horses), and its cumulative score earned it the top spot for overall performance among competitors.

AV-TEST uses specially developed processes to examine products in accordance with the high standards of the IT security field. The aim of the research work carried out by AV-TEST is to directly detect the latest malware, to analyze it using state-of-the-art methods and to inform consumers of the results obtained.

  • RejZoR

    I just don’t like graphs that don’t start from zero percent…

  • tbouquet

    Congratulations to all of the hard working people at AVAST on being a top performer in the antivirus program! Thank you for keeping me safe all of these years ~

  • bob3160

    Which also explains why as of June 2012 avast! is now the most used Antivirus program in the world:

  • howareyou

    In my opinion, Avast is one of the best ‘free antivirus’. And when we do upgrade it would be great. In addition we don’t have to spend a lot of money. That’s why I’m using Avast.