PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 15, 2012 - Download.com, 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 Download.com, 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.”
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 Download.com 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.”
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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