Awards

Avast has been regularly awarded and certified by leading authorities in the security software industry.

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VB100 Awards
Virus Bulletin VB100 Awards (incomplete list)

Avast passed the VB100 tests on:

  • Windows 2008 Server R2 (Oct 2013)
  • Windows 7 Pro (Aug 2013)
  • Windows Server 2012 (Jun 2013)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (Apr 2013)
  • Windows 8.1 (Feb 2013)
  • Windows 8 Professional (Dec 2012)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (Oct 2012)
  • Windows 7 (Aug 2012)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (Apr 2012)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Feb 2012)
  • Windows Server 2003 (Oct 2011)
  • Windows Vista SP2 x64 Business Ed (Aug 2011)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (Jun 2011)
  • Windows XP Professional (Apr 2011)
  • Ubuntu Linux Server Edition (Feb 2011)
  • Windows 7 Professional (Dec 2010)
  • Windows Vista SP2 Business Ed (Aug 2010)
  • Windows XP (Apr 2010)
  • SUSE Linux (Feb 2010)
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise Ed (Jun 2009)
  • Windows Server 2008 (Oct 2008)
  • Windows Vista SP1 Business Ed (Apr 2008)
  • Windows Vista x64 (Aug 2007)
  • Windows Vista Business Edition (Feb 2007)
  • Windows XP x64 Edition (Dec 2006)
  • Windows 2000 Server (Oct 2006)
  • Red Hat Linux 9 (Apr 2006)
  • Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (Feb 2006)
  • Windows NT 4.0 (Feb 2005)
  • Windows 2000 (Nov 2002)
  • Windows 98 (Nov 1998)
  • Windows 95 (May 1998)
FindTheBest.com's Smart Choice for PC

FindTheBest.com's "Smart Choice" for PC

Avast Free Antivirus 2015 receives FindTheBest.com's "Smart Choice" award.

FindTheBest.com's Smart Choice for Android

FindTheBest.com's "Smart Choice" for Android

Avast Free Mobile Security 2015 receives FindTheBest.com's "Smart Choice" award.

AV-TEST award
Best Employers 2013

Avast was selected as the Czech Republic's Best Employer of 2013.

OPSWAT Silver Certifications
OPSWAT Silver Certifications

OPSWAT awarded Avast premium software its SILVER certification in the following categories:

Avast Premier 2015 (v9)

  • Anti-spyware
  • Antivirus
  • Firewall

Avast Internet Security 2015 (v9)

  • Anti-spyware
  • Antivirus
  • Firewall

Avast Pro Antivirus 2015 (v9)

  • Anti-spyware
  • Antivirus
OPSWAT Bronze Certifications
OPSWAT Bronze Certifications

OPSWAT gave the following Avast editions its Bronze Antivirus and Anti-spyware awards.

  • Avast Free Antivirus 2015 (v9)
  • Avast Endpoint Protection (v8)
  • Avast Endpoint Protection Plus (v8)
  • Avast Endpoint Protection Suite (v8)
  • Avast Endpoint Protection Suite Plus (v8)
OPSWAT-Certified Partner
OPSWAT-Certified Partner

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's "Best of 2011" rating

FindTheBest.com weighs other software rating sources to determine the best solutions available.

TechDeville.com's Best Antivirus 2011 award
TechDeville.com's "Best Antivirus 2011" award

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.

CNET Top 10 Download of 2010
CNET Top 10 Download of 2010

Avast made the top 10 most-downloaded list, out of more than 200,000 Windows products on CNET Downloads.

Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7

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.

Softpedia Editor’s Review - EXCELLENT
Softpedia Editor's Review - EXCELLENT

Avast received the highest 5-star "Excellent" rating in the following SOFTPEDIA reviews:

Window Security Readers’ Choice Award
Window Security Readers’ Choice Award

Avast Server Edition won the Readers’ Choice Award in the Network Antivirus category.

Denmark PC World
Denmark PC World

Avast was awarded by the Danish computer magazine PC World. (Danish)

Intel Software partner
Intel Software partner

Avast is a member of the Intel Software Partner Program.

Anti-Malware Test Labs
Anti-Malware Test Labs

Anti-Malware Test Labs awarded Avast its highest honor, the Platinum Performance Award, for fastest on-access scanning.

CNET Editors Choice Award for 2012
CNET Editors' Choice Award for March, 2012

CNET Download.com gives its March, 2012 Editors' Choice Award to Avast Free Antivirus version 7.

Privacy PC Editor's Choice Award
Privacy PC Editor's Choice Award

Privacy PC gave Avast Free Antivirus 7 its "Editor's Choice" award for 2012.

AV Comparatives
AV Comparatives

AV Comparatives awarded Avast its highest "Advanced +" rating in:

  • Top Rated (2013)
  • Real-World Protection (2013 - Bronze)
  • Best Overall Speed (2013 - Silver)
  • Performance Test - Suites (Nov 2013)
  • Malware Removal Test (Nov 2013)
  • Real-World Protection Test (Jul 2013)
  • Performance Test (Apr 2013)
  • Performance Test (Oct 2012)
  • On-Demand Detection Test (Oct 2012)
  • Heuristic/Behavioural Test (Jul 2012)
  • Performance Test - Suites (Jun 2012)
  • On Demand Detection Test (Mar 2012)
  • Performance Test (Nov 2011)
  • On-Demand Detection Test (Aug 2011)
  • Performance Test - Suites (Jul 2011)
  • Real-World Protection Test (Jul 2011)
  • Performance Test (Dec 2010)
  • On-Demand Detection Test (Aug 2010)
  • Performance Test (Aug 2010)
  • On-Demand Detection Test (Feb 2010)
  • Performance Test (Dec 2009)
  • Restrospective/Proactive Test (Nov 2009)
  • On-Demand Detection Test (Aug 2009)
  • On-Demand Detection Test (Aug 2008)
  • On-Demand Detection Test (Feb 2008)
AV-TEST award

AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Reports
Avast Free Antivirus was reviewed and certified in tests for:

The following Avast software has also been reviewed and certified:

  • Avast Free Antivirus 2015
  • Avast Free Antivirus 8.0
  • Avast Free Antivirus 7.0
  • Avast Free Antivirus 6.0
  • Avast Free Antivirus 5.0
  • Avast Free Mobile Security 3.0
  • Avast Free Mobile Security 2.0
Dennis Technology Labs
Dennis Technology Labs

Avast Free Antivirus 8, as the highest-scoring free antivirus tested, wins Dennis Technology Labs' AA award.

GetNow.com Editor's Choice Award
GetNow.com Editor's Choice Award

GetNow.com gives Avast Free Antivirus 8 its 5-star Editor's Choice award for 2013.

Chip.de award for Top Downloads of the Year (in German)
Chip.de award for Top Downloads of the Year (in German)

Chip.de awards Avast Free Antivirus as its 11th most downloaded software of 2011.

filecluster Five-Star EDITOR'S REVIEW
filecluster Five-Star EDITOR'S REVIEW

Calling Avast "the silver bullet against viruses and other threats," filecluster gives Avast its full five-star "EXCELLENT" rating.

TECHSPOT Editor's Pick
TECHSPOT Editor's Pick

TECHSPOT editors list the key features of Avast Free Antivirus 6.0, reporting "outstanding performance," with "almost 100% detection."

CommentCaMarche.net's Software of Reference award
CommentCaMarche.net's "Software of Reference" award

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)

Brothersoft Editor's Pick
Brothersoft Editor's Pick

Avast Free Antivirus receives kudos for "superior protection quality" and "continual improvement in spite of the fact that it remains free of charge.

ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs

Avast received ICSA Labs certifications for:

  • Windows Server 2003 operating system
  • Windows XP Professional operating system
  • Windows 7, 32-bit operating system
AV Comparatives
AV Comparatives

AV-Comparatives certifies Avast Free Mobile Security as an "Approved Mobile Product" for Android.

CNET Five Star Editors’ Rating
CNET Five Star Editors’ Rating

Avast Free Antivirus 5.0 received the highest five-star rating from CNET.

Best Bet Award from PCWorld
Best Bet Award from PCWorld

Avast was voted "Best Bet" among free security tools.

PC World – Fantastic Freebies
PC World – Fantastic Freebies

Avast topped the list in the security software category.

Westcoast Labs Checkmark
Westcoast Labs Checkmark

Avast is certified by Westcoast Labs.

Secure Computing SC Awards
Secure Computing SC Awards

Secure Computing magazine honored Avast with the coveted SC Award, one of the most highly prized awards in the industry.

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