contact-avc About AV-Comparatives 

"We put the most popular anti-malware software through our comprehensive, unbiased and realistic testing environments to prove that they really protect against threats. Our results provide consumers with an independent rating so they can compare various products on the market and use the appropriate solution for their needs."
Andreas Clementi, Chairman of AV-Comparatives

Professional Services

Besides performing AV comparative testing and publishing the results in reviews and reports freely available to the public, AV-Comparatives also provides other services related to the IT security field.

The technical knowledge gained by AV-Comparatives from performing the tests is used commercially by independent partner companies to provide the best possible IT security advice to clients. To ensure that AV-Comparatives has no conflicts of interest, these partner companies are not allowed to work for any of the companies whose products are evaluated in the tests. Clients of the partner companies include major enterprises, consumer protection organizations, major media, banks, insurance companies, analysts,  law enforcement agencies and government bodies.

Commercial services offered

  • Disaster recovery after malware infection
  • Clean-up of infected websites
  • Security evaluation of existing protection system
  • Assistance with choosing security systems and software; there will never be a recommendation for a particular manufacturer, but a range of products suitable for the customer’s requirements will be suggested.
  • Forensic investigation after hacker attacks
  • Data reconstruction after malware infection
  • Co-operation with banks after phishing attacks
  • Selection of network security products with emphasis on protection and performance

AV-Comparatives itself offers a service for private users. Malware is removed from customers’ computers at cost price. With the permission of the user, the malware is used in future tests.


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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