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Avast Named ‘Best Consumer Anti-Malware’ at SE Labs Awards

Avast receives award in recognition of Avast Free Antivirus’ robust performance following SE Labs testing in real world conditions

London, United Kingdom / Prague, Czech Republic, October 27, 2020 — Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy products, has been named “Best Consumer Anti-Malware” by SE Labs. Avast Free Antivirus delivered consistently strong results during twelve months of in-depth testing by the SE Labs testing team, and was announced as the award winner in the SE Labs Annual Report 2020.

SE Labs undertakes continual public testing, private assessments and collates feedback from corporate clients in order to provide thoroughly researched buying advice for consumers and businesses. The SE Labs Awards are the culmination of this work, and the winners are chosen based on a combination of test results and customer feedback.

Simon Edwards, CEO at SE Labs, said, “Avast won this award for its Avast Free Antivirus as the program has shown consistently strong results against the world’s most challenging endpoint detection test. At SE Labs, our tests are based on real-world threats rather than on an artificial test environment – we identified the worthy winners of our 2020 awards through this testing and also by collating user feedback.” 

SE Labs was the first testing lab to engage with the AMTSO Testing Protocol Standard, which was approved and introduced by the Anti-Malware Standards Organization in 2018. A test that complies with this Standard has demonstrated that the testing has been conducted fairly and transparently. 

Spokesperson, Vita Santrucek, Chief Product Officer at Avast, said, “At Avast, we believe everyone has the right to be safe online, which is why we offer our award-winning antivirus to millions of people around the world for free. Our focus has always been to deliver best-in-class cyber protection, and are thrilled that this has been recognized by SE Labs. We work continuously to improve the program with our goal to provide cyber safety and digital freedom to our users.” 

Recently, in SE Labs’ Q3 report, Avast once again won the top rating “AAA”, which is issued for products with an exceptional threat detection performance. 

The full SE Labs Annual Report 2020 can be found here: