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We constantly put antivirus and security software to the test, to prove whether they comply to the higher standards of protection. Our various periodical tests confirm the best software versions with the AV-Comparatives Awards. Statistics, testing progress and results are continuously updated.

Awards and Statistics

Awards Overview

Awards OverviewOverview the Awards that tested products received over the years. See the line graph of how a single product performed or compare multiple products on a specific test (use Ctrl or Shift key to select) and have a panoramic landscape of antivirus-protection products from the first editions of the tests to the most recent results.

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Statistics

StatisticsEasily access and compare product scores in order to keep up to date with anti-virus products and how they really perform after going through the conclusive experience of a complex and demanding set of tests. Starting 2013, out of box solutions are included (but not competing) in the Real-World Protection Tests.

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Latest Awards

Awards 2016Display the list of tested products and the awards conferred on different tests. View the results according to date and receive a whole year picture of how specific products performed on different tests that year. Current awards for ongoing 2016 tests available. 

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About AV-Comparatives

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. 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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