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AV-TEST awards Avast 100% in real-world protection

Charlotte Empey, 7 December 2017

Independent research lab puts Avast Free Antivirus to the test.

The independent IT-security institute AV-TEST evaluated twenty-one home user security products through September and October 2017. Avast Free Antivirus passed with flying colors, successfully protecting against ALL of the 9,999 malicious files thrown at it.

The test focused on challenging leading antivirus products against real-world threats, using realistic scenarios. About two hundred of the malware samples were zero-day threats, meaning real-world online risks currently threatening the web. This was the most important part of the research, as it really tested the antivirus software’s mettle in dealing with unknown, real-time threats that suddenly crop up.

The other harmful samples tested against the products consisted of widespread and prevalent malware discovered during the previous four weeks leading up to the test period.  These samples included viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and more.

Avast Free Antivirus demonstrated complete competence and capability in identifying each of these samples as threats and warding them off. This is next-gen cybersecurity in action.  Read the full AV-TEST report to learn more. To get 100% protection against today’s malware threats, download Avast Free Antivirus today.