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AV-Comparatives Awards 2021 for AVG

AVG achieved excellent results in AV-Comparatives’ Consumer Main Test Series of 2021, earning it an Outstanding Product Award. The tests covered different protection scenarios, system performance, and false positives

The interface of AVG AntiVirus Free is modern, touch-friendly, and very straightforward to use. We liked the informative malware detection alerts, which let you manage multiple detections from a single alert box, and persist until closed by the user. The setup wizard provides the choice of a simple, one-click installation for non-experts, or a fully customisable install for power users. There is a good range of scan options, and on-access protection means that files are scanned for malware if you try to copy them to your PC.

avg AV-Comparatives’ tests are very carefully designed and executed to thoroughly and realistically simulate scenarios that face users in real life. Consequently, a certification by AV-Comparatives is a guarantee of an effective and reliable product. An “Approved Product” award means that the software has been rigorously checked to ensure that it will perform its intended task competently. It is an industry-recognised standard of quality.

AV-Comparatives’ tests have multiple aspects, to represent the different requirements of IT security solutions. Further awards highlight the effectiveness of individual programs in different protection scenarios, low false positives, and low impact on system performance. Users can thus see which programs score highly in the categories that matter most to them.

AV-Comparatives is an independent testing lab based in Innsbruck, Austria, that tests IT security products to see if they live up to their promises. AV-Comparatives is ISO 9001:2015 certified, having received a certificate from TÜV Austria for the scope “Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software”. AV-Comparatives is also the first av-test organisation to be certified by European Expert Group for IT-Security (EICAR) as an EICAR Trusted IT-Security Testing Lab.

AV-Comparatives Awards for AVG

AVG had a very successful year in AV-Comparatives’ consumer tests of 2021. For the Consumer Main Test Series, it was given an Outstanding Security Product Award. It reached the highest Advanced+ level in six of the tests, and Advanced in the remaining test. It also took a Gold Award for the Advanced Threat Protection Test.

Additionally, AVG received an Approved Mobile Security Product certification, an Approved Security Product certification and an Approved Anti-Phishing Product certification.

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