Security expert Avira, announced today that its Avira Antivirus Pro for Windows 8.1 earned a perfect score and a “Certified” rating from AV-TEST. Antivirus Pro scored a perfect 18 out of 18 points in AV-TESTs conducted in two stages over a period of two months at the Magdeburg labs of AV-TEST, 23 security packages werecompared to the basic protection of Windows 8.1 Because the lab always tests the latest products available, some are already the 2015 versions, while others are still from 2014.

AV-TEST is an independent supplier of services in the fields of IT Security and Antivirus Research, focusing on the detection and analysis of the latest malicious software and its use incomprehensive comparative testing of security products.

In Windows 8 and the subsequent update to 8.1, Microsoft has improved many aspects of security. Security Essentials and Defender, separate under Windows 7, are now bundled under what is termed as Windows Defender.

Avira Antivirus Pro demonstrated that it is capable of distinguishing between friend and foe. The result from the lab exhibited not even a single false positive finding, after they scanned over 330,000 benign programs, visited 500 virus-free websites and monitored a few dozen installations of applications.

Avira’s NEW Antivirus Pro is built upon some of the most powerful security technologies in the world. Combining advanced heuristics with the power of cloud computing, the company ensures that the antivirus have the strongest protection possible. Avira’s antivirus technology is trusted by millions of users and consistently earns the praise of independent reviewing platforms.

Avira AntiVirus Pro is currently available in the Middle East region via their authorised distributors emt Distribution and channel partners from countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Yemen, among others can avail latest version of Avira antivirus from emt.

About Avira

More than 100 million consumers and small businesses depend upon Aviras 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.

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