Avira GmbH: Avira Free Antivirus Ranked Tops in Real Time Protection
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) OPSWAT's August 2013 report analyzed a sample of 3,000 Windows computers worldwide and used the presence of active real-time protection (RTP) as a proxy for whether the product subscription is active, is being regularly updated, and is effective. A product with RTP enabled is currently running on a user's machine, while a product without RTP enabled is expired or inactive.
According to the report, 97.4 percent of all users of Avira Free Antivirus percentage are running real-time protection. This percentage bested 11 other competitors, and nearly eclipsed Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) at 98 percent. MSE is pre-installed on all Windows 7 computers and the OPSWAT report further found that 14.3 percent of MSE users also have another antivirus product like Avira running simultaneously.
"As a free product, it is easy to presume that many of our customers download the product but don't actively use it. However, this research finds exactly the opposite to be true-in fact nearly all of our installations are active and users rely upon our real-time security protection," said Travis Witteveen, CEO at Avira.
The complete OPSWAT report can be found here.
o Download Avira Free Antivirus: http://www.avira.com/en/downloads#home
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o Join the Avira community on Facebook: www.facebook.com/avira
More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Avira's security expertise and award-winning antivirus software, making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira is ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software; cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2 largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the past decade.
Avira provides IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services. Visit www.avira.com.
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