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Avast vs Avira 2012

Discussion in 'War Room' started by 3link9, Jan 13, 2012.

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AVAST! 6 Free VS AVIRA Free 2012

  1. Avast! 6 Free

    44 vote(s)
    73.3%
  2. Avira Free 2012

    16 vote(s)
    26.7%
  1. 3link9

    3link9 Active Member

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    So I was wondering this myself...I been impressed by both products.
    I looked at many tests and I see Avira marking well and as well as AVAST but I seen Avira have a better detection rate but when I see Avast vs Avira I see everyone recommending AVAST over Avira which I don't really get... but I wonder what you guys think.
  2. WinAndLinuxTutorials

    WinAndLinuxTutorials Community Superstar Trusted Member

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    What makes people choose Avast over Avira is the features that it has. Most of the features in the paid Avira products are there in the free version, and the detection rate is not that big difference. Also the fewer false positives in Avast is a +1.
    I myself choose Avast.
  3. win7holic

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    I chose avast for alot interesting features in FREE version and also good in prevention.
    and, for detection I chose Avira ,about prevention ,avira still can't beat avast.
  4. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Guest

    My vote goes to Avira I've just found it to be more consistent in my own experience with the two Av's
  5. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Mine would have to be Avast because of the many features that it gives you for free, mind you Avira has good features as well. Has anyone recently tried Avira?

    My choice Avast.
  6. muhammadariif

    muhammadariif Regular Member

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    Me too, Avast have interesting characteristics, it changed my computer, such as advanced machine, each time treats detect and update is complete Avast will tell me with female voice. This is a great function if we are not in front of the computer.

    I think avast is very suitable for beginner users, i have never used Avira before, do not know which would be good in terms of detection.

    I will choose Avast.
  7. moonshine

    moonshine Active Member

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    I'd simply choose Avast! over Avira mainly because Avast! doesn't nag the user with useless ads. More prevention features and a boot-time scanner makes it better than Avira.
  8. Littlebits

    Littlebits Super Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    Completely agree also would like to add Avast can sandbox unknown processes without digital signatures, Avira lacks digital signature checking which causes more false positives.

    Thanks.:D
  9. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Could you possibly be in favour for Avast, since your other thread includes Avast.
    http://malwaretips.com/Thread-AVG-2012-vs-Avast

    I prefer Avast, only because I have used it since v4.7. The other choices not so much, they like to nag you with In-App Ads.
  10. jota13

    jota13 Regular Member

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    Once I test both software but I think Avira (even free) is better than Avast. Especially when Avira is good configured. When it scan files when reading and writing. It then test even e-mails. I prefer Avira.
  11. Valentin N

    Valentin N Regular Member

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    Avast offer more features and more protection with default settings.
  12. Gnosis

    Gnosis Well-Known Member

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    I choose to use Avast because I believe it is the best free protection, AND my grandmother could use it. Once you set it up properly and put it on "gaming mode", it leaves you alone while it does its job.

    I used Avira in the past and while it is good protection, esp. when setup properly, it is not for the inexperienced user.
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    jamescv7 Active Member

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    I've used Avira since 2 years from now and it doesn't get down. No problems especially issues that were posted in their forum, I didn't received those.
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    woomera Regular Member

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    i agree with you thats why i voted for Avast since i think prevention is more important.
    avira have an amazing signature DB and imo it makes for a good rescue disk, but in an active computer avast can do a much better job.
  15. ranget

    ranget Regular Member

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    Avast is Far easier to use more compatible with other component in my opinion
    also it has Far more feature than avira
    so Avast it is but i put avaira in my pocket as on demand scanner
  16. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    I found Avira Free 2012 to have less performance impact, when waking my laptop from Sleep. Avast on the other-hand took ~10 second before being able to Log In again.
    With Avira it was almost instant, as if no AV was installed.
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    RDTatel New Member

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    avast! is better than AVIRA Free 2012 ...
  18. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Care to explain why you think this?
  19. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Active Member

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    Its like Avira have their feature to be implemented the performance works better even in low resolution & memory. (Netbook Support)
  20. MetalShaun

    MetalShaun Regular Member

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    Can't get much lighter than that!

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