Thursday, November 21, 2013

Avira Wins #1 Top Score in AV-Comparatives Performance Test

Tettnang, Germany --- November 21, 2013 – Security expert Avira announced today that it earned the #1 best score in AV-Comparatives’ Performance Test of antivirus suites. The Performance Test measures the impact of Internet security software on computer system performance, and Avira’s security software was found to have the lowest impact score. In total, 22 competitive products were tested.

Accordingly, AV-Comparatives awarded Avira its ‘Advanced+’ three-star certificate.

AV-Comparatives’ Performance Test measures the speed of common computer operations like opening a PDF document or Office document, downloading or copying a file, installing and uninstalling applications, archiving and unarchiving storage files, and encoding and transcoding multimedia files. The test then compares these speeds with and without the antivirus security software running. In every situation, Avira’s security suites were fastest and earned the top score.

“Our job is to protect the customer. And the customer wants to be secure, but not have that security impact what he wants to do on his PC or mobile device. Avira is focused on bringing those two worlds together: delivering the best protection without impacting the performance” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “These test results from AV-Comparatives prove that we are doing our job.”


Media Contacts:


Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
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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