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avast! Awards and Certificates

filecluster Five-Star EDITOR'S REVIEW filecluster Five-Star EDITOR'S REVIEW

Calling avast! "the silver bullet against viruses and other threats," filecluster gives avast! its full five-star "EXCELLENT" rating.

FindTheBest.com's Best of 2011 rating FindTheBest.com's "Best of 2011" rating

FindTheBest.com weighs other software rating sources to determine the best solutions available.

TECHSPOT Editor's Pick TECHSPOT Editor's Pick

TECHSPOT editors list the key features of avast! Free Antivirus 6.0, reporting "outstanding performance," with "almost 100% detection."

TechDeville.com's Best Antivirus 2011 award TechDeville.com's "Best Antivirus 2011" award

TechDeville editors use their own experience with major antivirus providers "to find out which one stands out..." and report that "incredible" full-featured, "flawless" and fast avast! Antivirus 6.0 is at the top of their list.

CommentCaMarche.net's Software of Reference award CommentCaMarche.net's "Software of Reference" award

Based on recommendations from hundreds of reference sites (academies, universities, colleges, etc.), leading French IT publication CommentCaMarche.net rewards avast! as the best open-source or free software. (in French)

CNET Top 10 Download of 2010 CNET Top 10 Download of 2010

avast! made the top 10 most-downloaded list, out of more than 200,000 Windows products on CNET Downloads.

Brothersoft Editor's Pick Brothersoft Editor's Pick

avast! Free Antivirus receives kudos for "superior protection quality" and "continual improvement in spite of the fact that it remains free of charge.

Compatible with Windows 7 Compatible with Windows 7

Having passed rigorous testing by Microsoft to prove that it can be installed and run reliably on the Windows 7 operating system, avast! has earned the right to use the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo.

ICSA Labs ICSA Labs

avast! received ICSA Labs certifications for:

  • Windows Server 2003 operating system
  • Windows XP Professional operating system
  • Windows 7, 32-bit operating system
VB100 Awards VB100 Awards

avast! passed the VB100 tests on:

  • Windows Server 2008 operating system
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
  • Windows Vista SP2 Business Edition
  • Windows XP operating system
  • Windows XP Professional operating system
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise Edition
  • SUSE Linux operating system
  • Windows 7 operating system
AV Comparatives AV Comparatives

AV Comparatives awarded avast! its highest “Advanced +“ rating in:

Softpedia Editor’s Review - EXCELLENT Softpedia Editor's Review - EXCELLENT

avast! received the highest 5-star "Excellent" rating in the following SOFTPEDIA reviews:

CNET Five Star Editors’ Rating CNET Five Star Editors’ Rating

avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 received the highest five-star rating from CNET.

Window Security Readers’ Choice Award Window Security Readers’ Choice Award

avast! Server Edition won the Readers’ Choice Award in the Network Antivirus category.

Best Bet Award from PCWorld Best Bet Award from PCWorld

avast! was voted "Best Bet" among free security tools.

Denmark PC World Denmark PC World

avast! was awarded by the Danish computer magazine PC World. (Danish)

PC World – Fantastic Freebies PC World – Fantastic Freebies

avast! topped the list in the security software category.

TUV TUV

avast! Free Antivirus was successfully tested by TUV and is authorized to use TUV’s “Approved Virus Protection” label.

Intel Software partner Intel Software partner

avast! is a member of the Intel Software Partner Program.

Westcoast Labs Checkmark Westcoast Labs Checkmark

avast! is certified by Westcoast Labs.

Anti-Malware Test Labs Anti- Malware Test Labs

Anti- Malware Test Labs awarded avast! its highest honor, the Platinum Performance Award, for fastest on-access scanning.

Secure Computing SC Awards Secure Computing SC Awards

Secure Computing magazine honored avast! with the coveted SC Award, one of the most highly prized awards in the industry.

PC Magazine PC Magazine

avast! was awarded a 4 Stars rating by PC Magazine.