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Avira scores another top ranking in the latest AV-Comparatives tests

Avira got the highest possible ratings in real-world dynamic protection and malicious file detection from the leading independent tester of security software.

Tettnang, April 15 - Avira got the highest possible ratings in real-world dynamic protection and malicious file detection from the leading independent tester of security software.

The top results demonstrate Avira’s consistently high performance at defending computers against malware both on the street and in the testing lab.

In the Whole Product Dynamic Test, AV-Comparatives threw a collection of 449 live test cases at a computer. These test cases were all working exploits and URLs leading to malware – just the kind of experience that the better-than-average web surfer would encounter. And, when we say better-than-average, we mean that the test computer was running Windows 7 and was fully patched for known security vulnerabilities. Avira identified 100% of the malware samples and had zero false positives – a simply stellar performance.

In the File Detection Test, AV-Comparatives ran a larger set of 163,763 recent or prevalent malware samples by their test computers. The test examined the ability of antivirus software to detect these real malware samples and also their reliability in doing this – the ability to identify malware accurately, with a minimum of false positives. Avira detected 99.9% of all malware and matched this with a low number of false positives. These joint result qualified Avira to receive the Advanced+ award, the highest result.

“We are absolutely pleased with Avira winning the Advanced+ award on the basis of its results. The AV-Comparative tests are designed to mimic the conditions faced by real users, so we believe there is a close linkage between test results and what computer users will experience in their day-to-day lives,” said Philipp Wolf, Avira Protection Labs EVP.

A significant part of the File Detection test focused on false positives – when antivirus software incorrectly identifies a file as being malicious. The false positives were divided into fixed groups or ranges, with Avira placed in the number one grouping.      

“With our Whole Product Dynamic Real-World Protection Test and the File Detection Test of Malicious Software, we have created an environment for verifying that security software can actually perform as it should,” said Andreas Clementi, CEO of AV-Comparatives.“

AV-Comparatives is an independent testing organization focused on security software. Its tests have carved out a reputation within the industry as a primary measuring stick for the effectiveness and the efficiency of antivirus software.

You can check the results here.

Important: Your current Windows version is outdated and no longer supported.
For your security, we recommend switching to Windows 10 before downloading Avira software.
Update your Windows version here.
Wichtig: Ihre Windows-Version ist veraltet und wird nicht mehr unterstützt.
Zu Ihrer Sicherheit empfehlen wir Ihnen den Wechsel zu Windows 10 vor dem Download unserer Software.
Hier können Sie Ihr Windows aktualisieren.
Important: Votre version actuelle de Windows est obsolète et n’est plus prise en charge.
Pour votre sécurité, nous vous conseillons de passer à Windows 10 avant de télécharger le logiciel Avira.
Mettez à jour votre version de Windows ici.
Importante: Tu versión actual de Windows está desactualizada y ya no es compatible.
Por tu seguridad, te recomendamos que instales Windows 10 antes de descargar la solución de Avira.
Actualiza aquí tu versión de Windows.
Importante: La tua attuale versione di Windows è obsoleta e non è più supportata.
Per la tua sicurezza, ti consigliamo di passare a Windows 10 prima di scaricare i software Avira.
Aggiorna la tua versione di Windows qui.
Importante: Sua versão atual do Windows está desatualizada e não tem mais suporte.
Para sua segurança, recomendamos que troque para o Windows 10 antes de baixar o software da Avira.
Atualize sua versão do Windows aqui.
Важно: ваша версия Windows устарела и больше не поддерживается.
Из соображений безопасности перед загрузкой ПО Avira мы рекомендуем перейти на Windows 10.
Обновить Windows вы можете здесь.
Belangrijk: Uw huidige versie van Windows is verouderd en wordt niet meer ondersteund.
Voor uw veiligheid adviseren wij u om over te stappen op Windows 10 voordat u de Avira-software downloadt.
Update uw Windows-versie hier.
Önemli: Kullanmakta olduğunuz Windows sürümü eski ve artık desteklenmiyor.
Güvenliğiniz için Avira yazılımını indirmeden önce Windows 10 sürümüne yükseltmenizi öneririz.
Windows sürümünü buradan güncelleyin.
重要 : 現在お使いの Windows バージョンは古いため、サポートされなくなりました。
安全のため、Avira ソフトウェアをダウンロードする前に Windows 10 に切り替えることをお勧めします。
こちらより Windows バージョンをアップデートしてください
重要信息 : 您当前的 Windows 版本已过时,并且不再受支持。
为了安全起见,我们建议您在下载 Avira 软件之前切换到 Windows 10。
在此升级您的 Windows 版本
重要資訊 : 您當前的 Windows 版本已過時,並且不再受支援。
為了安全起見,我們建議您在下載 Avira 軟體之前切換到 Windows 10。
在此升級您的 Windows 版本