, the world’s largest downloading site, awards AVAST

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 15, 2012 -, the world’s largest download site, has honored avast! Free Antivirus with its “Editors’ Choice” award as the top free security in 2012.

“avast! Free's feature set is by far the best out there in a free suite,” wrote Seth Rosenblatt, senior editor at CNET, in his comparative report on antivirus software. “We’ve got three key reasons for enthusiastically recommending avast! Free Antivirus 2012 as an Editors' Choice for free security suite.”

  1. Feature set – avast! Free Antivirus has advanced tools like FileRep and AutoSandbox,
  2. Very good at protecting you – It does its protective tasks well.
  3. Protects you without dragging your PC into the mud. Light touch on computer performance.

To read his entire article, click here.

Not only is avast! the editors’ choice, but it is also the top choice for users. In addition to avast! Free Antivirus being the most frequently downloaded software at CNET’s right now, it also has the highest user ranking of all popular free or paid antivirus products on the site, scoring 4.5 stars with more than 23,000 reviews.

“Good reviews – from professionals and from everyday users – are important at AVAST Software,” said Vince Steckler, CEO at AVAST Software. “After all, we eschew traditional marketing and sales and instead rely on positive word-of-mouth recommendations. This award and our user reviews reflect this.”