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AVIRA wins AV-Comparatives’ 2016 product of the year; Bitdefender and Kaspersky Lab named Outstanding Product winners
Free comparative Summary Report from AV-Comparatives reveals winners of its rigorous annual test for consumer IT security.
8th February 2017, Innsbruck AV-Comparatives, the global independent antivirus testing lab, today announces the publication of its freely available annual AV-Comparatives’ Summary Report.
Austrian-based antivirus test-institute AV-Comparatives (AV-C) has released its extensive Summary Report for 2016. The report provides comparable in-depth performance insights on consumer security products for Microsoft Windows carried out by AV-C in 2016. The report allows customers to see who outperformed the competition in granular detail.
AV-Comparatives subjected the most well-known Windows security products to rigorous investigation for its 2016 Summary Report. All the programs were tested for their ability to do the following:
● Protect against real-world Internet threats;
● Identify thousands of recent malicious programs;
● Provide protection without slowing down the PC; and
● Remove malware that had already infected a PC.
Top winners for AV-Comparatives’ Summary Report 2016
AV-Comparatives has two top awards for the vendors that excelled across all the test categories:
Product of the Year 2016
Outstanding Product 2016
Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab
The top award of 2016 went to AVIRA for Anti-Virus Pro. Avira has been named AV-Comparatives’ 2016 Product of the Year. Bitdefender’s Internet Security and Kaspersky Lab’s Internet Security offering were both very close runners up with nearly identical scores, being named Outstanding Products for 2016.
Top Rated Product 2016
Emsisoft, ESET, Tencent and ThreatTrack VIPRE.
Table of given Awards:
Key: * = Standard, ** = Advanced, *** = Advanced
“Our warm congratulations to all our top performers in 2016,” said Andreas Clementi, CEO and founder of AV-Comparatives. “They impressed with their overall ability to protect against real-world threats, identify and remove malicious programs, and provide protection without slowing down the machine. While we had many strong contenders this year, the products from AVIRA, Bitdefender, Kaspersky Lab came through our tests ahead of the rest.”
Further recognition of IT security excellence
AV-Comparatives also awards winners from individual test types. Gold Winners by test type are listed below:
● Real-World Protection: Bitdefender
● File Detection: AVIRA, Kaspersky Lab
● False Positives: ESET, Trend Micro
● Performance (speed): AVIRA, ESET
● Malware Removal: AVG, Kaspersky Lab, Tencent
“There is no one size fits all in this industry,” said Andreas Clementi, CEO and founder of AV-Comparatives. “Our Annual Summary Report shares the findings of our comprehensive and extensive tests to inform Windows’ users on choosing the best IT security for their needs. For example, one user might be looking for real-world protection, while another might be focused on low false positives. That’s why we’ve collated all the findings and listed the awards in this easy-to-digest Summary Report, which is freely available from our website.”
View the full report: AV-Comparatives 2016 Summary Report.
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.
AV-Comparatives works closely with several academic institutions, especially the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Computer Science, to provide scientific testing methods. www.av-comparatives.org
PDF:https://www.av-comparatives.org/ ... c_sum_201612_en.pdf