Giveaway winners: The best antivirus product for Windows, in 2017

This year we organized the second edition of our Digital Citizen Awards, in which we identified the best antivirus products for Windows. We also held a public vote, so that we could give our “Reader’s Choice” award for this year. It is time to provide some statistics about the vote itself and extract the winners of our giveaway. Those of you who have voted are eligible to win one of 10 surprise prizes consisting of top-notch antivirus products. Who won and what are the prizes that we gave away? Let’s find out:

The public vote for the best antivirus on the market - winner Bitdefender

In this article, we encouraged everyone to vote for their favorite antivirus. Then, we summarized all the votes and identified the most popular antivirus of the year, a title which we awarded to Bitdefender. 234 readers from all over the world have voted. Many of you were from the USA, others from India, New Zealand, Finland or Romania. The votes are split as in the pie chart below.

It is very clear that Bitdefender is a very popular brand of antivirus products and it wins this prize for the second year in a row. You can view last year’s results here.

Our prizes for this giveaway

In order not to influence the public voting, we said we would give away 10 prizes for ten lucky winners, without naming the exact prizes. Today, we are giving away 5 licenses for one year and one PC of Bitdefender Total Security 2017 and 5 licenses for one year and one PC of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017.

The winners of Bitdefender Total Security 2017

We used Random.org to extract the five winners of Bitdefender Total Security 2017. You can see their numbers below.

We also extracted two backup winners. In most giveaways, it may happen that some of the initial winners do not reply to their e-mails. That is why, if some of the winners above don’t reply to us, we will give their prizes to our backup winners. Our mission is to give the prizes to our readers, and we don’t want to waste any of the licenses that we have available.

These numbers translate into the following people that have won Bitdefender Total Security 2017:

We will contact the five winners in the next 24 hours, via e-mail. If any of them doesn’t reply within a week, we will communicate with the backup winners to give them the remaining licenses.

The winners of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

We used Random.org to extract the five winners of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017. You can see the random numbers that were generated, in the picture below.

We also extracted two backup winners. If some of the winners above don’t reply to us, we will be giving their prizes to our backup winners.

These numbers translate into the following people that have won a license of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017:

We will e-mail the five winners in the next 24 hours. If any of them does not reply within a week, we will message the backup winners to give them the remaining licenses.

What do you think of this year’s Digital Citizen Awards

Before you close this article, do let us know your opinion about this year’s awards. What do you feel about the prizes we gave away? What about the way we organized this campaign? Is there any way we can improve next year?