Avast has been regularly awarded and certified by leading authorities in the security software industry.
Avast passed the VB100 tests on:
OPSWAT awarded Avast premium software its SILVER certification in the following categories:
Avast Premier 2016 (v9)
Avast Internet Security 2016 (v9)
Avast Pro Antivirus 2016 (v9)
OPSWAT gave the following Avast editions its Bronze Antivirus and Anti-spyware awards.
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 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.
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.
AV Comparatives awarded Avast its highest "Advanced +" rating in:
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 8, as the highest-scoring free antivirus tested, wins Dennis Technology Labs' AA award.
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:
AV-Comparatives certifies Avast Free Mobile Security as an "Approved Mobile Product" for Android.
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.