AVG Antivirus FREE received the Advanced+ Award in all six tests to
which it was subjected in 2018
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVG Online Security today announced that its flagship product, AVG
Antivirus FREE, has been commended as a “Top
Rated Product” by the prestigious test lab, AV-Comparatives.
AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab, known for rigorous testing
of security software.
“The threats that now target people and families’ personal and financial
data on PCs are constantly growing, both in sophistication and speed,”
said Ondrej Vlcek, President, Consumer, at Avast, the company behind
AVG. “With this in mind, we want to ensure that our AVG products provide
real-time security, a scan for both malware and performance issues, and
even catch malicious downloads before they reach a user’s PC. We are
pleased that AVG Antivirus FREE has been highly commended by
AV-Comparatives, as this supports our mission to protect our users and
their families and give them peace of mind whenever they connect online.”
“One of the key features that caught our attention was AVG’s ease of use
and operability. Security threats on PCs could impact anyone, and so it
is important that the products in place to protect people against such
threats be easy to set up and use,” commented Andreas Clementi, Founder
and CEO of AV-Comparatives. “Due to its strong test results in 2018, we
named AVG Antivirus FREE as a Top-Rated Product.”
In its annual summary report, AV-Comparatives has named AVG Antivirus
FREE as a Top Rated Product for 2018, having received the Advanced+
Award in all six tests to which it was subjected. One of the standout
features identified by reviewers was AVG’s clear interface which ‘makes
it easy to find essential functions’.
In addition, AVG also won the Gold Award for Malware Protection.
Every year, AV-Comparatives tests about 18 Windows compatible security
products as part of its annual security report. All products were tested
on the ability to: protect against real-world threats, identify
malicious programs, provide protection without slowing down the PC, and
remove malware that had already infected a PC.
The full report can be found here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/avc_sum_201812_en.pdf
About AVG Online Security
AVG Online Security is a leading provider of software security products
for families and individuals who want carefree connected living. AVG’s
award-winning consumer portfolio includes internet security, performance
optimization, location services, data controls and insights, and privacy
and identity protection, for PCs and mobile devices. For more
information, visit www.avg.com.
AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic
testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based
antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its
promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it
creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing.
AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible results to individuals, news
organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by
AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software
performance which is globally recognized. Visit: https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/.
AVG Public Relations