Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Avira Security Downloaded 16 Million Times from One Website

Wins Top 11 Downloads of 2011 Award from CNET

Tettnang, Germany --- December 28, 2011 –Wrapping up an overall excellent year in terms of revenue and market share growth, IT security expert Avira announced today that its flagship Avira Free Antivirus software was downloaded 16,175,902 times from the CNET website, earning it a place on the Top 11 Downloads of 2011 list.

“CNET has been a strong partner for Avira, helping us to share our antivirus software around the world and particularly in the United States,” said Travis Witteveen, COO of Avira. “These downloads contributed to Avira becoming the number two largest antivirus software company in the world, as we announced earlier this month.”

The Top 11 Downloads of 2011 program recognizes the most popular downloads from CNET’s catalog of more than 800,000 products. The list is based on the number of user downloads from January 1, 2011 to December 12, 2011.

“Our Top Downloads of the Year program aims to honor the publishers who develop the excellent software that makes CNET possible, while also providing users with valuable insight and data about which programs were the most popular for the year,” said Peter Butler, Senior Content Manager at CNET “With the addition of category awards, we have ten times more winners this year than 2010--we're excited to expand the program even further in the future."

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.

Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit