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AV-TEST is an independent organization which evaluates and rates antivirus and security suite software[1] for Microsoft Windows and Android operating systems,[2] according to a variety of criteria. Every other month, the researchers publish the results of their testing,[3][4] where they list which products they awarded their certification.[5] The organisation is based in Magdeburg, Germany.[3][5] In 2013, the security specialist and CEO of IT security company Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky, criticized AV-TEST for changing their certification process.[6]

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  1. ^ Harley, David (2011). AVIEN Malware Defense Guide for the Enterprise. Elsevier. p. 487. ISBN 9780080558660. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  2. ^ Rosenblatt, Seth (2013-03-15). "Android antivirus apps improve their grades". cnet. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  3. ^ a b Owano, Nancy (2013-01-18). "Microsoft Security Essentials misses AV-Test Certified status". PhysOrg. Douglas, Isle of Man: Omicron Technology Ltd. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  4. ^ Rosenblatt, Seth (2013-04-08). "Windows 8's rising security tide raises all antivirus boats". cnet. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  5. ^ a b Rubenking, Neil J. (2013-01-16). "Microsoft and Others Fail Antivirus Test". PC Magazine. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  6. ^ "One step forward, two steps back". eugene.kaspersky.com.

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