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AV-Comparatives names AVG as “Top-Rated Product” of 2019

AVG awarded “Top-Rated Product”, securing a leading position over other free and paid antivirus products.

AVG awarded “Top-Rated Product”, securing a leading position over other free and paid antivirus products.


Prague, Czech Republic / Redwood City, California, United States, March 9, 2020 – AVG, a
leader in consumer cybersecurity, today announced that AVG Antivirus FREE has been named
as one of the “Top-Rated Products” of 2019 by industry-established test lab, AV-Comparatives,
surpassing the majority of paid-for competitive products.

AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab that is known for its rigorous testing of security
software products. AVG Antivirus FREE has been recognized as a “Top-Rated Product” after
receiving an “Advanced+” Award in four of last year’s tests, and “Advanced” in a further three
tests. AVG was also awarded a joint Bronze Award for Malware Protection, and a joint Silver
Award for Advanced Threat Protection.

“As well as its technical performance, we noted AVG’s touch-friendly interface and accessible
setup options. The interface is straightforward and simple to use, with most features easy to find
and operate. Additionally, the setup wizard provides users with an understandable way to get
started, irrespective of their technical ability,” commented Andreas Clementi, Founder and CEO
of AV-Comparatives. “Following our thorough testing process, we’re pleased to call AVG
Antivirus FREE one of the Top-Rated Products of 2019.”

“We believe that fundamental online protection should be available to everyone, without cost,
and are proud to have our free product recognized for quality,” said Michal Pechoucek, Chief
Technology Officer at Avast, the company behind AVG. “We are pleased that our commitment
to creating the best cyber defence for our customers has been recognized by AV-Comparatives.
The award is an acknowledgement of our mission to protect users online and deliver peace of
mind whenever they use a connected device.”

Each year, AV-Comparatives tests Windows compatible security products as part of its annual
security report. All products were tested on: protection against real-world threats, protection

against malware, protection against targeted threats, effect on device performance and number
of false-positives flagged.

The full report for 2019 can be found here: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-
content/uploads/2020/02/avc_sum_201912_en.pdf


About AVG Technologies
AVG Technologies is a leading provider of software security products for families and
individuals who want carefree connected living. AVG's award-winning consumer portfolio
includes internet security, performance optimization, location services, data controls and
insights, and privacy and identity protection, for PCs and mobile devices. For more information,
visit www.avg.com.


About AV-Comparatives:
AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks
whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security
solutions, lives up to its promises. Using one of the largest sample collections worldwide, it
creates a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. AV-Comparatives offers freely
accessible results to individuals, news organizations and scientific institutions. Certification by
AV-Comparatives provides an official seal of approval for software performance which is
globally recognized. Visit: https://www.av-comparatives.org/consumer/