Awards and Certifications
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Our most recent awards for 2020
Our winning streak continued in March with 2two wins: Stiftung Warentest gave Antivirus Pro and Avira Free Security top honors, declaring both test winners for “Best Protection.” During the grueling workout, participating antivirus solutions faced down over 40,.000 malware attacks, malicious websites, and phishing emails. Not for the faint- hearted.
We continued our winning streak into February: Antivirus Pro emerged as CHIP’s test winner, scoring top marks (score: 1.0) for best protection, as well as good ease of use, and minimal system impact.
All in all, it was rated the “most comprehensive and consistently excellent bundle of 2020.”
The year’s first “Oscar” for “Top Product” goes to Antivirus Pro. Our antivirus protection achieved full marks in AV-TEST, earning both the “AV-TEST Certified” seal of approval and the coveted title of “Top Product.”
Not to be outdone, Internet Security Suite emerged victorious as the best antivirus protection against all types of threats in Computer Bild’s Internet Security Test. The Avira solution was the only test candidate to offer protection from malicious websites. It also earned points for reliably detecting infected files with very few false positives (clean files mistakenly labelled as malicious), and minimizing the effect on overall device speed.
It really was a happy new year. Germany’s PC Magazin tested 12 security bundles in January and crowned Avira Prime the best antivirus protection.
Avira’s Android app, Antivirus Security Pro, achieved full marks in AV-TEST, scoring 18 out of 18 points!
We look back on a golden year. Antivirus Pro stepped onto the AV-Comparatives winner’s podium no less than 3 times! Our solution was awarded gold in the “Real-World Protection” category, in which, as the name suggests, all products are tested in real-world conditions. It also earned silver for its low number of false positive detections in the “Malware Protection” category.
That’s not all. Avira was also awarded the “Approved Security Product 2019” certificate for its cross-platform, premium antivirus protection (PCs, Macs, and Androids can rejoice).
No sheep in wolf’s clothing here! AV-TEST rewarded the consistently low false positive rate of Antivirus Pro with its “Best Usability 2019” award.
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Our top product celebrated the end of a top year with a top score: AV-TEST awarded Antivirus Pro 17.5 out of 18 possible points for outstanding performance in the fields of protection, performance, and ease of use. The solution also earned a quality seal of approval.
Last but not least, our Antivirus Pro for Mac walked away with a prestigious AV-TEST certification. The solution won over the judges with its ease of use and accuracy—with a grand score of zero false positives!
A detection rate of 100% and just one false positive! That was our score in the Real-World Protection test by AV-Comparatives, earning Avira “Advanced+” status. So, we ended 2019 with a 100% detection rate and a total of only 2 false positives. Happy New Year.
Also in November, our antivirus app for Android added another chapter to its success story, by scoring the highest possible number of points to earn AV-TEST’s certification.
Antivirus Pro excelled in CheckLab’s tough Advanced in the Wild Malware Test, finishing with a heroic 100% malware detection score and earning a place on the winner’s podium with a “Best+++” seal of approval.
Do antivirus solutions weigh down system performance and slow down speed? AV-Comparatives conducted their Performance Test to find out. Our Antivirus Pro proved that it’s truly light on its feet and tiptoed its way to success, achieving the prestigious “Advanced+” rating for minimal system impact.
AV-TEST was so satisfied with the performance of our Antivirus Pro, that they awarded us twice: once with its quality seal of approval and again with the “Top Product” certification for protection, performance, and ease of use.
Meanwhile, our Free Antivirus was put through its paces by CheckLab in the rigorous Advanced in the Wild Malware Test. Our solution bravely conquered all, achieving the highest possible “Best+++” score for outstanding threat detection.
AV-Comparatives crowned Antivirus Pro with the top “Advanced+” distinction for outstanding protection against cyberattacks and the lowest number of false positives.
Antivirus Security Pro for Android was proudly recertified by AV-TEST. Our antivirus app achieved 17.5 out of 18 total points in their Mobile Security Test.
In July 2019, CheckLab introduced its new Advanced in the Wild Malware Test to review the performance of various anti-threat solutions in systems running Windows 10 Pro. Antivirus Pro earned “Best++” certification for its high threat detection rate.
August was a great month for Avira, as we were again awarded “Top Product” by AV-TESTest. Antivirus Pro scored 17.5 out of 18 possible points and now carries the prestigious “AV-TEST Certified” quality seal of approval.
CheckLab tested our Antivirus for Windows 10 under real-world conditions with the latest threats. Avira bravely blocked all 995 attacks to achieve the highest level of certification. Yes!
They weren’t finished with us yet... AV-Test then examined our protection for Windows. The Avira solution achieved 17 out of 18 possible points and obtained a certification.
Our Antivirus for Android also performed well in the AV-Test Mobile Security Test. It achieved full marks for protection, performance, and ease of use.
In July, AV-Comparatives put our Antivirus for Android through its paces. The result? We’re in top-top shape with a detection rate of 99.9%, zero false positives, and minimal battery drain.
How effective is an antivirus against phishing attacks? AV-Comparatives wanted to find out. Thankfully, our antivirus passed their rigorous anti-phishing test. There wasn’t “one that got away”…
The biannual Real World Protection Test by AV-Comparatives is one of the industry’s most prestigious tests. We were delighted to achieve no less than a 100% protection rate and the highest distinction: Advanced+.
In June it was time for our Antivirus for Mac to flex its muscles. It scored 17 out of 18 possible points in three categories—protection, performance, and ease-of-use—earning the coveted AV-Test-certified MacOS seal.In another AV-Comparatives test, our Mac solution achieved a detection rate of 99.8%, gaining a recommendation.
May was a strong month for our antivirus. Antivirus Security for Android was in full bloom for spring and achieved great test results, scooping up an AV-Test certification.
Full points from...Poland! Thank you to the Polish AVLab test institute for recommending our Free and Pro Antivirus. Both versions detected and blocked all 253 live threats in a test.
No April Fool’s joke (we promise): Antivirus Pro was crowned the top product for outstanding performance in AV-Test’s monthly Consumer Product Test.
And that’s not all: Our antivirus for Android smartphones also achieved AV-Test certification.
The AV-Comparatives Malware Protection Test really puts security software through its paces. Antivirus Pro achieved a 100% success rate as it fended off all attacks, whether from the web or via network drives and external devices.
This time our Antivirus solution blocked 99% of all unwanted applications in the AppEsteem Deceptor Test. It also correctly identified all legitimate and certified software as safe.
Independent testers, AVLab, recommended Antivirus Pro and praised our browser extension, Avira Browser Safety.
Avira scored highly for performance, protection, and ease of use to scoop AV-Test’s Top Product award in February.
We secured AV-Test Awards in 2018 in the test categories of Best Performance and Best Repair.
We got off to a strong start in the New Year: The AV-Comparatives Test runs for a full year and Antivirus Pro emerged as the Top Rated Product 2018.
The Deceptor Test by AppEsteem checks if antivirus protection also blocks potentially unwanted applications. Avira Antivirus scored 100%.