Monday, June 12, 2006

Avira receives again VB 100% award on Windows XP

VB100%Tettnang, 12 June 2006 - Avira is proud to announce that Avira AntiVir went on to detect all infected files in all test sets made by Virus Bulletin. The Virus Bulletin test focuses on virus detection and scanning speed, as well as looking at how each product fares when scanning a set of files that are known to be clean. Currently, Avira AntiVir was tested on Windows XP and its performance earned the product a well-deserved VB 100% award. The product detected all ITW viruses and did not miss any virus in any of the other test sets. Furthermore it did not cause any false positive.

According to Virus Bulletin, “The relevance of In The Wild (ITW) detection tests is that the viruses that appear on the WildList are known to be active, causing real-world virus incidents, and doing so in more than just one or two isolated places. Products that are unable to detect these viruses are unlikely to be of widespread appeal.”

Avira is among the security providers which are regularly priced with a VB 100% award for their hundred per cent ITW detection. Moreover, Avira will continue to participate in the Virus Bulletin certification in order to constantly document the quality of its security solutions.
Virus Bulletin is the world’s most renowned trade journal for antivirus and security. The security software performance tests and the criteria for awarding the coveted VB 100% are among the most demanding in the industry. The award entitles Avira to feature the VB 100% award logo as a seal of quality on its product packaging for the period of one year. This is the sixth VB 100% award in a row.

About Avira

Avira (formerly H+BEDV) is one of the pioneers in the IT security area. The security specialist has been developing as from 1988 cross-system security solutions for business and private customers under the brand name AntiVir. Some of these customers are leading national and international companies, various educational institutions as well as public entities.

The product portfolio comprises high-performance security solutions for workstations, file servers, web servers and mail servers as well as for PDAs and smartphones. The acquisition of the datapol technologies in 2006 provides Avira with additional leading technological solutions to protect and recover systems. The company doesn’t only have a wide range of products in the Windows environment; it is also one of the technology leaders in the UNIX market. Moreover, the company introduced the first SAP certified security solution for SAP NetWeaver in 2005 on the market.

The Avira AntiVir scanner is awarded the VB 100% on a regular basis and is proud to have a current TÜV Certificate (Technical Inspection Authority). The high competence of the company in the IT security area is also documented through the close collaboration with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

The Avira security solutions can be obtained from the numerous Avira resellers, who represent and distribute the products all over Europe and abroad.

Company Contact:
Avira
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Telefon: +49 (0) 7542-500 0
Telefax: +49 (0) 7542-525 10
Email: press@avira.com

Press contact:
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Email: antivir@lewispr.com  

About Avira

Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently achieve best-in-class results in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a privately-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Romania, India, Singapore, China, Japan & the United States. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit www.avira.com.