Avira is similar to Malwarebytes, it does not protect users post-execution, and it has fallen short over the years, together with Bitdefender, and its nagging rivals that of Avast.I recently tried Avira Free given results in ShadowRa's tests, and I found it very light in terms of feel and benchmark. I also read that the company protects user's privacy.
However, I noticed that only real-time protection is provided for free. Is that good enough for anti-ransomware, and the addon (I use Firefox) for web protection?
Next, does it show popup ads, and if so can they be disabled?
Third, what news have you heard about Nortonization? Will users' privacy stil be protected, and do you think the free version will still be continued?