Avira won the Top Rated Products seal, as well as Silver Award for Real-World Protection Test, in AV-Comparatives 2017 annual review
Throughout 2017, the independent test institute AV-Comparatives submitted 21 security products for Windows for rigorous investigation. All the programs underwent seven tests during the year, scanning their ability to protect against real-world Internet threats, identify thousands of recent malware samples, provide protection without slowing down the PC, and remove malware that had already infected a computer. Avira received 5 Advanced+ Awards during the year, which led AV-Comparatives to name us as a Top Rated Product for 2017.
Avira Antivirus Pro performance was also recognized via the Silver Award for the Real-World Protection Test. During 2017 our product significantly performed in the Real-World Protection Test, which analyzed AV solutions under realistic Internet usage conditions, investigating the level of protection and the false positives alarms during February – June, respectively July – November. In addition to the overall very strong and real-world protection, AV-Comparatives highlighted the user-friendliness of the Avira Antivirus Pro interface.
We are delighted by the results and the recognition of our product success. Avira Antivirus Pro for Windows is a highly reliable solution and the AV-Comparatives awards acknowledge its constant solid performance throughout 2017 tests. — Alexander Vukcevic, Director Avira Virus Labs
During 2017 Avira detected over 4.5 billion instances of malware attempting to infect devices protected by our AV software solutions. Trojan detections made up the largest single category in the malware basket clocking in at 1.62 billion for the year, with ransomware being an extremely visible part of the Trojan family.