Will you try any Avira 2017 products?

  • Yes, I'll install Avira 2017 on my PC

    Votes: 27 17.8%
  • Yes, I'll try Avira 2017 in my Virtual Machine

    Votes: 24 15.8%
  • No, I will not try Avira 2017

    Votes: 101 66.4%
  • Total voters
    152

Antimalware18

Level 8
Verified
If they reverted back to the program setup they had in like 2006-2007 added a better cloud then what they have now. got rid of that dang system scanner after every detection I would gladly use this prgram again (I heavily used/supported it back in 2007) unless they revert I doubt I'll ever use it full time again. Kinda sad imo :(
 

JakeXPMan

Level 15
Verified
They literally killed their antivirus when they forced their stupid launcher garbage on us. I wouldn't ever consider using it solely because of the launcher.
I used to feel that way, and the Launcher was kinda heavy on RAM (for no real reason)
BUT,

I think they improved it, it ties all the programs into a more UI look. No silly extra leaf and blank picture anymore, Now its called Avira "CONNECT" and its just your Avira programs in a row for easy access letting u know if they are on or installed, really not too bad IMHO.
 

Harlequin

Level 1
I think they improved it, it ties all the programs into a more UI look. No silly extra leaf and blank picture anymore, Now its called Avira "CONNECT" and its just your Avira programs in a row for easy access letting u know if they are on or installed, really not too bad IMHO.
I agree, it is really part of the Avira GUI, it has no influence in the detection capabilities of Avira which is superlative nowadays. What is the main function of an AV? To detect and stop malware from infecting your system. Avira Connect is gratuitous criticism for gratuitous software...
 
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RejZoR

Level 10
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I used to feel that way, and the Launcher was kinda heavy on RAM (for no real reason)
BUT,

I think they improved it, it ties all the programs into a more UI look. No silly extra leaf and blank picture anymore, Now its called Avira "CONNECT" and its just your Avira programs in a row for easy access letting u know if they are on or installed, really not too bad IMHO.
Yeah, well, it's not direct access if I only want AV and there is this retarded middle interface there for what? It's stupid. Yeah, sure, it has good detection. And that's pretty much it. We also have cars that go 350 km/h and yet that doesn't make them the best cars in the world. Do you get the analogy?
 

Faybert

Level 22
Malware Hunter
Verified
Yeah, well, it's not direct access if I only want AV and there is this retarded middle interface there for what? It's stupid. Yeah, sure, it has good detection. And that's pretty much it. We also have cars that go 350 km/h and yet that doesn't make them the best cars in the world. Do you get the analogy?
I agree, I was an Avira user for years, but when they put that Avira Connect on, I ran out and was forced to install another AV. Avira has one of the worst interfaces, outdated and increasingly retrograde.
 

TheMalwareMaster

Level 19
Trusted
Verified
Any long time Avira user & fan here?
I have been an avira free fan for some time, but I'm not using it. The reason why most of you doesn't like is that, In my opinion, it's a product made for beginners. It is a top product to use on Windows 7. Reasons why I like it:
- PUPs enabled by default in realtime protection: some beginners keep installing a lot of programs, and this way Avira will block the unwanted ones
-Top- tier signatures: nothing to say
- Excellent protection at default settings: you don't need to tweak avira, because it's excellent at default settings. Beginners usually don't tweak AVs, so this is the one for them

What I don't like:
- It can't be used as a stand-alone product: the product doesn't have any Behavioural blocker, but this problem can be easily solved using avira with voodooshield free
- Removal process
 

Harlequin

Level 1
Any long time Avira user & fan here?
I've been using it for about ten years, and it was not always without problems of course, but overall I've never run into issues that were deal breakers. In the last 3 years it has been flawless and its detection was always top notch.

No infections whatsoever, as a matter of fact I don't scan my system anymore, MBAM and HitmanPro have never found anything in years as second opinion scanners. Now I would like to add that the same results could have been achieved with other top AV companies, I personally believe the internet is not so badly infested with malware as they want us to believe...

What I like about Avira Pro? Excellent discounts if one cares to find out, great detection, minimal system impact, good support and last but not least Avira received the Product of the Year 2016 award at AV Comparatives...
 
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Winter Soldier

Level 25
- It can't be used as a stand-alone product: the product doesn't have any Behavioural blocker
Please correct if I'm wrong, but it seems Avira has a kind of BB.

"Avira Antivirus contains also a behaviour based detection of suspicious files. Based on that files will be or not analyzed in the cloud. The layers are signature, heuristic, behaviour and cloud based detections."

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Parsh

Level 24
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Malware Hunter
Verified
I've tried Avira multiple times (diff PCs) and it has been great at protection. However, their obtrusive popups and packaging always spoils the peace of mind.
I would rather invest in its signatures and use 360 TSE for enhanced functionality for free again.