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Avast Free Antivirus gives you more than many competing commercial products.
Both have many thousands of users worldwide, but each is strong in geographical areas where the other isn't.
With six points possible in each category, the maximum score is 18 points. A total of 17.5 points is high enough for AV-Test to designate Avast a Top Product.
Avast got all six points for usability, meaning it didn't screw up by flagging valid programs or websites as malicious, and earned six more points for malware protection. Avira, Bitdefender, Kaspersky Free, and Vipre managed a perfect 18 points.
Products that do well enough to pass the test receive a Standard rating, while those that show advanced features and capabilities can rate Advanced or Advanced .
Out of the four tests, AVG and Avast both earned three Advanced ratings and one Advanced.