avast! has been regularly awarded and certified by leading authorities in the security software industry.
AVAST was selected as the Czech Republic's Best Employer of 2013.
CNET Download.com gives its March, 2012 Editors' Choice Award to avast! Free Antivirus version 7.
Privacy PC gave avast! Free Antivirus 7 its "Editor's Choice" award for 2012.
Independent firm OPSWAT certifies avast! version 6 (2011) consumer and business software, as well as version 7 (2012) consumer and Endpoint Protection solutions.
FindTheBest.com's "Best of 2011" rating
FindTheBest.com weighs other software rating sources to determine the best solutions available.
TechDeville editors use their own experience with major antivirus providers "to find out which one stands out..." and report that "incredible" full-featured, "flawless" and fast avast! Antivirus 6.0 is at the top of their list.
avast! made the top 10 most-downloaded list, out of more than 200,000 Windows products on CNET Downloads.
Having passed rigorous testing by Microsoft to prove that it can be installed and run reliably on the Windows 7 operating system, avast! has earned the right to use the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo.
avast! passed the VB100 tests on:
avast! Server Edition won the Readers’ Choice Award in the Network Antivirus category.
avast! was awarded by the Danish computer magazine PC World. (Danish)
avast! is a member of the Intel Software Partner Program.
Anti-Malware Test Labs awarded avast! its highest honor, the Platinum Performance Award, for fastest on-access scanning.
GetNow.com gives avast! Free Antivirus 8 its 5-star Editor's Choice award for 2013.
Chip.de awards avast! Free Antivirus as its 11th most downloaded software of 2011.
Calling avast! "the silver bullet against viruses and other threats," filecluster gives avast! its full five-star "EXCELLENT" rating.
TECHSPOT editors list the key features of avast! Free Antivirus 6.0, reporting "outstanding performance," with "almost 100% detection."
Based on recommendations from hundreds of reference sites (academies, universities, colleges, etc.), leading French IT publication CommentCaMarche.net rewards avast! as the best open-source or free software. (in French)
avast! Free Antivirus receives kudos for "superior protection quality" and "continual improvement in spite of the fact that it remains free of charge.
avast! received ICSA Labs certifications for:
avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 received the highest five-star rating from CNET.
avast! was voted "Best Bet" among free security tools.
avast! topped the list in the security software category.
avast! is certified by Westcoast Labs.
Secure Computing magazine honored avast! with the coveted SC Award, one of the most highly prized awards in the industry.
1. On 8 April 2014, Microsoft stops support for Internet Explorer browsers running on Windows XP. This will put your computer and data, such as credit card and online banking details, at greater risk to hackers and malware.
2. Several browser alternatives exist, but we at AVAST use and recommend Chrome, as we find it to be the most-secure option available.