PRAGUE, Czech Republic, January 7, 2011 - Flocks of shoppers are now sitting down to roost with their new computers. While these computers may be stuffed with great features and '30-day trial' software, those security programs come with a hidden price tag. Sometime the axe will come down: Pay now or no protection.
But before paying, you might want to calculate if this protection is really worth it. According to AV-Comparatives, the answer is a surprising no. During the independent testing agency’s review of 20 antivirus programs1 , McAfee’s Antivirus only got an “Advanced” rating, held back by the high number of false positives. And while Symantec/Norton Antivirus did get an “Advanced Plus” rating, that’s the same rating that avast! Free Antivirus was awarded.
The main difference is that avast! Free Antivirus is … completely free … while you have to pay for coverage from Symantec/Norton.
Then there is the issue of speed. avast! had the fastest scanning speed out of all tested programs with a throughput of 17.2 MB per second. Time is money and avast!, as shown by both detection and speed tests, is extremely affordable.
At AVAST Software, consumers are there to be protected, not plucked. We don't have to pay computer makers to force-feed people our antivirus. After all, 60 percent of our new users came because a friend recommended avast!.
It’s all about choice. Go ahead, make avast! your fast choice.
Avast (www.avast.com), the global leader in digital security products, protects over 400 million people online. Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, West Coast Labs and others. Avast is backed by leading global private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Summit Partners.
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