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Avira Antivirus Pro: Best-in-class protection for your digital life

Great news everyone: If you were looking for a great Antivirus to protect your digital life you are at the right place.

Independent testing authority AV-Comparatives has awarded our Avira Antivirus Pro its highest “Product of the Year” award. Antivirus Pro won the renowned testing laboratory’s top Advanced+ score in all seven specialized tests conducted throughout 2016, leaving other products trailing. The award proves that Avira Antivirus Pro offers the best-possible protection against online threats such as malicious websites, ransomware, Trojans, spyware, and other types of malware.

Outstanding results in all tests

AV-Comparatives tested 19 Windows-security products, analyzing protection capabilities against malicious software, impact on PC performance, whether the program confuses with ‘false positives’ (blocking apps by mistake), and more. Over the course of 2016, Avira Antivirus Pro achieved top results in every test, also scoring points for ease of installation and user-friendly controls.

In addition to the Product of the Year award, Antivirus Pro took an additional four awards at AV-Comparatives: two Silver Awards for Real-World Protection and Malware Removal, and two Gold Awards for File Detection and Performance.

“We are extremely happy and proud that Avira Antivirus Pro was crowned Product of the Year,” said Alexander Vukcevic, Director Avira Virus Labs. “We are constantly enhancing Antivirus Pro to tackle emerging threats, and to offer our users the best-possible protection. This award from AV-Comparatives demonstrates once again that our approach is working.”

Wait for it – there is more!

But that’s not all: In addition to that our Antivirus Pro was also able to win AV-TESTs Best Repair Award for most effective PC malware removal and repair – again!

“Other brands didn’t come close to matching Avira’s ability to protect against hundreds of malware attacks in a variety of tests throughout the year. Avira Antivirus Pro was not only effective at ridding Windows systems of infections, but was also the best at healing afflicted files, even after any contamination by malware”, said Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST. “Avira Antivirus Pro proved itself dependable in the event of a successful malware attack, assisting users in saving infected files.”


We’re proud of these results and are honored to have been recognized with the above awards.

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Avira, a company with over 100 million customers and more than 500 employees, is a worldwide leading supplier of self-developed security solutions for professional and private use. With more than 25 years of experience, the company is a pioneer in its field.