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Avast Free Antivirus named “Best Consumer Anti-Malware”

Grace Roberts, 27 October 2020

SE Labs awarded the software its top honor for “consistently strong results”

SE Labs is a London-based company dedicated to testing all emerging security technology and services in an effort to help consumers make sense of all the options available. The company recently published its Annual Report 2020, in which Avast Free Antivirus was bestowed with the “Best Consumer Anti-Malware” award. 

CEO Simon Edwards commented, “Avast won this award for its Avast Free Antivirus as the program has shown consistently strong results against the world’s most challenging endpoint detection test. At SE Labs, our tests are based on real-world threats rather than on an artificial testing environment.” Additionally, the company takes into account experiences reported by other users. “We identified the worthy winners of our 2020 awards through this testing,” said Edwards, “and also by collating user feedback.”

According to the annual report, the company’s tests are “always accurate, transparent, and based on real-world threat intelligence.” To achieve that transparency, SE Labs follows the AMTSO Testing Protocol Standard, a new method of testing introduced in 2018 that demonstrates a fair and transparent process. 

Earlier this year, Avast received another commendation from SE Labs, this time in the 2020 3rd quarter Home Anti-Malware Protection report where Avast Free Antivirus earned a score of “AAA,” denoting the highest “Total Accuracy” score it could receive and meaning that the software effectively performs as advertised. 

“At Avast, we believe everyone has the right to be safe online,” commented Avast Chief Product Officer Vita Santrucek, “which is why we offer our award-winning antivirus to millions of people around the world for free. Our focus has always been to deliver best-in-class cyber protection, and we are thrilled that this has been recognized by SE Labs.”

Download Avast Free Antivirus today and let our award-winning software protect you and your data against all current and future threats in this unprecedented technological year.