PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 2, 2012 – avast! Free Antivirus has been selected by readers of PC Actual – a leading IT magazine in Spain – as their most popular security software in “PC Actual Awards”, the publication’s 19th annual competition for new products.
avast! Free Antivirus 6 beat out nearly 20 other security products to take home the trophy in the “Security” category.
PC Actual Awards is the annual competition for new products which were launched in the previous 12 months. PC Actual technicians select their favorite products and place them into a range of 14 product categories. Readers of PC Actual then step in and vote online for their favorite product in each category. All participants were entered into a drawing where they could win prizes such as a trip to Stockholm, smartphones, and a notebook.
PC Actual has been a major source of computer information of Spanish consumers for over a decade. With a readership of 340,000, it is one of the most read IT magazines in Spain. Since this is the first time that avast! has won this PC Actual contest, we are thankful that our Spanish fans remembered to vote.
At AVAST Software, we know that the Spanish like avast! and they download it in both Spanish and Catalonian. According to the latest data, AVAST gained 2.7 million new users in the last twelve months – including our 190 millionth registered user.
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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