I would have kept Bitdefender 2016, but the custom settings I changed to wouldn't save. Avira, I never knew it had such high detection. Still the same argument, I would rather have prevention over cure - yes, cure when needed, but not the default action.
Avira is a monster dinosaur (speaking in good terms) when it comes to detections, almost always gets a good detection ratio from labs... howevers is very weak with unknown malware they have improved their cloud but still lacks of zero days protection
before u purchase u can also grab beta key from their beta centerI will purchase and use their product if they add zero days protection and redesign the GUI. Other than that, wow 1'm astonish about 1 false positive and 100% detection rate. By the way, how Bitdefender > F - Secure > Emsisoft?!.
recently tried f-secure and well it is a good program but i dont like the fact that sometimes is unable to delete unactive malware, on scan it takes some extra ram, another point here is that i was able to terminate f-secure process via task manager (of course it bounced back) but after a while i manage to disable complety the suite, dont like this, so i will not recommend it.I will purchase and use their product if they add zero days protection and redesign the GUI. Other than that, wow 1'm astonish about 1 false positive and 100% detection rate. By the way, how Bitdefender > F - Secure > Emsisoft?!.
Concerning Avira I saw this comment...
"Our APC (Avira Protection Cloud) already offers protection agains zero day malware on a very high level. As long as the cloud functionality is enabled in your product, which it is by default, any file that can harm your PC is checked by the cloud. So even if that file is not yet in our VDF (virus definition files) you are protected."
It just means that the Avira Cloud probably checks the file hash. The cloud probably uses heuristics or emulation (Cuckoo Sandbox) to check for malicious types of file actions. Comodo File Lookup Server with integrated CAMAS does essentially the same. Emsisoft Anti-Malware Network performs queries of files for Behavior Blocker triggers.
I could go on with other products. I have found the increased protection to be marginal.
An anti-executable + virtualization combo offers much more substantial zero-day protection.