Monday, February 16, 2015

Avira Antivirus Pro Wins Best Usability Award from AV-TEST

Tettnang, Germany --- Feb. 16, 2015 – Security expert Avira announced today that its Avira Antivirus Pro received the “Best Usability 2014 Award” for consumer users from AV-TEST.

AV-TEST reported that Avira AntiVirus Pro showed the best results in the category of Usability in all six certification tests during the entire 2014 year. The AV-TEST labs evaluate how severely the installed security software affected the user-friendliness of the overall computer, in particular with respect to false positives. In the tests, the laboratory visited clean websites, scanned over 400,000 benign applications per test and logged any blocked actions during the installation of programs. Avira Antivirus Pro achieved outstanding results in all the test units.

“Avira is a security solution that offers the user a wide range of freedom and is only heard from when the situation requires it,” said Guido Habicht, CEO of AV-TEST GmbH. In addition to winning Best Usability, Avira security software always demonstrated good results in additional test categories such as Protection and Performance (speed).

“When we perform well on independent tests from groups like AV-Test, it solidifies our belief in the work we do to protect users while offering a product that is easy to use“, said Philipp Wolf, EVP Protection Labs of Avira.  “It continues to be important to Avira to provide our customers with third party validation that we’re good at what we do, and it provides our product team with real-time results and feedback that tells us we’re on the right track with our product creation.“

AV-TEST is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use in comprehensive comparative testing of security products.

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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 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.