Note, though, that Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, and Trend Micro Antivirus Security all earned a perfect 18 points in the same test.
With hundreds of millions of users worldwide, the free Avira Antivirus is immensely popular.
It gets excellent lab scores, and it brings along a team of related Avira products.
To cover all facets of antivirus functionality, AV-Test Institute rates products on how well they protect against malware, how little they interfere with performance, and how carefully they avoid flagging valid programs or websites as malware, with 6 possible points in each area.
Avira got 5.5 points in the first two categories and 6 points in the third, for a total of 17 points.
Is it just me, or do too many antivirus product names start with the letters A and V?