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Consumer Summary Report will be released on the 6th of February 2020

On February the 6th we will announce the award winners and publish the 2019 Summary Report for Consumer AV security products.

Awards Ceremony

Our annual Awards Ceremony will be held in Innsbruck on 3rd and 4th February 2020. The event will feature a seminar with international speakers and media representatives, as well as a social event to celebrate the 2019 award winners.

Approved Product Awards

For all the platforms we test – Windows Consumer, Windows Business, macOS and Android mobile – Approved Product Awards will be given to all qualifying/certified products. There will also be Approved Product Awards for anti-phishing and parental-control products.

Awards for AV-Comparatives’ 2019 Business Main Test Series

In order to recognize enterprise products that performed well in our tests, we will be hand over the Approved awards to the qualifying products.

Awards for AV-Comparatives’ 2019 Consumer Main Test Series

In order to recognize consumer products that performed well in our tests, we will be giving a number of end-of-year awards.

  • Awards for overall performance across all the tests

Product of the Year and Top-Rated Products are end-of-year awards highlight outstanding overall performance of home-user antivirus solutions in our 2019 Public Consumer Main-Test Series.

  • Awards for individual test categories

Bronze, Silver and Gold awards are given to the best antivirus solutions of 2019 in our regular Consumer Main Test Series for the home-user market. The tests check whether security software lives up to its promises in five categories: Real-World Protection Test, Malware Protection Test, False Positives Test, Performance Test and Advanced Protection Test (aka Enhanced Real-World Test).

AV-Comparatives 2019 Consumer Summary Report

The Consumer Summary Report of 2019 includes full details of the overall awards, plus the Gold, Silver and Bronze certifications for individual test categories. The scores and awards of the individual antivirus solutions are accompanied by a detailed user-interface review evaluating the following aspects of each program: setup, security alerts, ease of use and finding essential features, with solution-specific additional points of interest. This detailed report contains valuable insights for every home user considering a new antivirus solution. The 2019 Summary Report will be available for download from our website https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/ on February 6th 2020.