Thursday, January 16, 2014

Avira Awarded “Top Rated Product” from AV-Comparatives

Burlingame, CA --- January 16, 2014 – Security expert Avira announced today that it earned a Top Rated Product award from AV-Comparatives for its overall performance against competitive security products in AV-Comparatives’ Summary Report. Avira scored high in testing on Malware Removal and earned solid scores on each test AV-Comparatives performed throughout the year. In total, 22 competitive products were tested.

For AV-Comparatives’ Top Rated Products, all competitors are tested for their ability to protect against real-world Internet threats, identify thousands of recent malicious programs, and provide protection without slowing down the PC. Additionally, optional tests check how well the products can remove malware from an infected PC, block new and unknown threats, and protect the user against phishing attacks. The AV-Comparatives Summary Report highlights the high-scoring security vendors tested throughout the prior year. Each comparative test can be found here:

“Recognition by independent testing results is a key metric used to ensure we are providing the best possible protection to our users,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira. “A major component in achieving these results was due to the addition of our Avira Protection Cloud technology in our products. We are now able to continue achieving top detection and removal scores without slowing down the computer, a critical combination to achieve for an AV product, which we are proud of.”


Media Contacts:


Rocket Science PR, for Avira
Rich Mullikin, APR
Tel: +1 415 464 8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925 354 7444


Flutlicht GmbH, for Avira
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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 lead in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a family-owned company that employs 500 people. Its headquarters are near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and the company has additional offices in Munich, Bucharest, Beijing, and Silicon Valley. A portion of Avira's sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information about Avira visit