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AV-Comparatives Awards 2023 for TotalAV

TotalAV achieved great success in AV-Comparatives’ Consumer Main-Test Series of 2023. The tests covered different protection scenarios, system performance, and false positives.

TotalAV Antivirus Pro is a consumer security product that demonstrated a high level of protection against both Internet-based threats, and malicious files from sources such as external drives or the local area network. It also had to prove that it could provide this protection without impacting device performance or creating false alarms.

Testers found TotalAV Antivirus Pro to be very simple to install and use. The program’s features are easily found in a single menu panel, and default settings and alerts are sensible. Files are scanned for malware if you try to copy them to your PC, and malware on a USB drive is detected as soon as you open the drive in Windows Explorer. The program also includes a VPN, although this was not part of the tests.


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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 TotalAV

TotalAV had notable success in AV-Comparatives’ 2023 Consumer Main-Test Series. In addition to an Approved Security Product Award, it received a Silver Award for Lowest False Positives, and a Bronze Award for the Malware Protection Test.

Malware Protection Test March 2023 - ADVANCED+Performance Test April 2023 - ADVANCED+Real-World Protection Test February-May 2023 - TESTEDMalware Protection Test September 2023 - ADVANCED+Performance Test October 2023 - ADVANCEDReal-World Protection Test July-October 2023 - ADVANCEDSummary Report 2023 - BRONZESummary Report 2023 - SILVERSummary Report 2023 - APPROVED