press AV-Comparatives Press Kit

Welcome journalists and PR officers! Besides providing a comprehensive overview through independent comparative testing of AV software, we also aim to make it easily accessible in one place for the use of magazine editors and PR officers. Publishing our reports and reviews is free of charge, as long as a source is given.

Summary Reports

These reports are published at the end of every year, and, as the name implies, summarize the results of the main test series (Windows security software) for the last twelve months.
Additionally, the Summary Reports show end-of-year awards based on test results. For each type of test (File Detection, Real-World Protection Tests etc.), Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are given, for the three products performing best in that test.

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About AV-Comparatives

AV-Comparatives is an independent not-for-profit 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. Currently, AV-Comparatives' Real-World Protection Test is the most comprehensive and complex test available when it comes to evaluating the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software. Put simply, the test framework replicates the scenario of an everyday user in an everyday online environment – the typical situation that most of us experience when using a computer with an Internet connection. AV-Comparatives works closely with several academic institutions, especially the University of Innsbruck’s Department of Computer Science, to provide innovative scientific testing methods.
If you plan to buy an Anti-Virus, please visit the vendor's site and evaluate their software by downloading a trial version, as there are also many other features and important things for an Anti-Virus that you should evaluate by yourself. Even if quite important, the data provided in the test reports on this site are just some aspects that you should consider when buying Anti-Virus software.

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