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Avira Awarded “Top Rated Product” from AV-Comparatives

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.”


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

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