ZeroDay

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Sure. The Antivirus modules are continuous improved as a rolling release. This means that new and improved features are distributed as product updates on availability.
Thank you for the reply I appreciate it. Is there any plans for a new UI for Avira?
 

MWTHelper

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Developer
Hi Evjl's Rain,
Both products have the same protection and detection features. Free has a minimum update interval of 2 hours compared to 15 min for Pro. The paid version has also more configuration options, e.g. for the real-time scanner. No technical support over phone and email for the Free version.

There can be different reasons why the testing results varied. It depends from the testing scenario and product version. Example: If the unknown files have been uploaded once, they will not be uploaded again and just compared with the file hash for a decission.
 

MWTHelper

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Developer
Hi ZeroDay,
You mean a complete new UI? No, but the current UI will be further improved and enhanced.
 
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Evjl's Rain

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Hi Evjl's Rain,
Both products have the same protection and detection features. Free has a minimum update interval of 2 hours compared to 15 min for Pro. The paid version has also more configuration options, e.g. for the real-time scanner. No technical support over phone and email for the Free version.

There can be different reasons why the testing results varied. It depends from the testing scenario and product version. Example: If the unknown files have been uploaded once, they will not be uploaded again and just compared with the file hash for a decission.
thank you for the explanation. I will briefly explain my test
1/ tested first with avira pro, almost everything was uploaded to the cloud and got blocked
2/ 6-7 hours later, I tested avira free with the same samples (downloaded directly from the main website), fully updated. It uploaded 2 samples and failed to blocked the rest, in other words, heavily infected

It's not the first time I have seen avira free performs worse than avira pro due to the limited cloud uploading. I don't understand and can't explain myself
 

MWTHelper

From Avira
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Developer
1/ tested first with avira pro, almost everything was uploaded to the cloud and got blocked
2/ 6-7 hours later, I tested avira free with the same samples (downloaded directly from the main website), fully updated. It uploaded 2 samples and failed to blocked the rest, in other words, heavily infected
If the configuration was identical I can just guess that this might be related with the missing browser protection in Avira Free that could be used as additional sensor for the upload logic.