Security News

AV-TEST rates Avast Free Antivirus 2016 as a top security product for Windows Home Users

Gracie Roberts, 26 January 2016

AV-TEST rates Avast Free Antivirus 2016 as a top security product for Windows Home Users

 Avast Free Antivirus 2016 obtained highly positive ratings in AV-TEST's recent Product Review.

AV-TEST, the leading and worldwide operating service provider for IT security testing services, has recently revealed the results of their Product Review and Certification Report for November-December 2015. AV-TEST describes the details of the review on their website:


. . .we continuously evaluated 20 home user security products using their default settings. We always used the most current publicly-available version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves at any time and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on realistic test scenarios and challenged the products against real-world threats. Products had to demonstrate their capabilities using all components and protection layers.

 

Avast passes the AV-TEST Product Review with flying colors

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 obtained five out a maximum six points in performance and all six points in both protection and usability tests. In AV-TEST’s review, the product was tested on Windows 8.1 Professional (64 bit).

The performance test measures the average influence of the product on a computer’s speed in daily usage. The Protection test consists of real-world testing methods against zero-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and email threats. Lastly, the Usability test examines the impact of security software on the usability of a user’s entire computer.

Our website includes further information, as well as download links, to all Avast 2016 products. Check them out online.


Follow Avast on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+ where we keep you updated on cybersecurity news every day.