Avira VS Windows Defender

Discussion in 'Avira' started by viel, Jul 9, 2017.

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Avira VS Windows Defender

  1. Avira

    14 vote(s)
    29.8%
  2. Windows Defender

    16 vote(s)
    34.0%
  3. Avast

    19 vote(s)
    40.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    #1 viel, Jul 9, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
    Official Website:
    Avira.com
    Hello,
    Title says it all! :)
    Feel free to recommend something else, I tried Avast but it made my PC slow, and crashed, the full scan was 0% for 1 hour+

    Thanks

    Update: Just added Avast
     
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  2. WinXPert

    WinXPert Level 23
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    What's your specs?
     
  3. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    i5 4460
    16GB Ram
    1 TB HDD
     
  4. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    Should I install Comodo Firewall with Avira antivirus + Malwarebytes + Hitman Pro
     
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  5. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    Why does Windows Defender have 3 votes I do not understand please tell me why lol
     
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  6. Rengar

    Rengar Level 14

    Jan 6, 2017
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    WD is the build in antivirus of windows. Therefore its a solid i would say option and i suggest you to stick with that. With WD you can have smartscreen and UAC to always notify and you can also add some antimalware running with WD. Also if you wanna run an untrusted-unknown app you can have sandboxie.
    Instead of antimalware you can have VoodooShield, a great free programme. Dont forget the Common sence :p;)
     
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  7. viel

    viel Level 3

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    I just got Avast is that better than Avira and WD?
     
  8. Rengar

    Rengar Level 14

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    Why you dont stay with WD? why you dont like it?
     
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  9. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    Avast and Avira are stronger than WD
     
  10. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

    Feb 24, 2017
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    Kaspersky
    Norton, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Emsisoft, FSecure, ESET
    there are so many other better AV's and your PC is mid-range so won't have a problem running either of these.
     
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  11. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    Just got Avast and it detected a Trojan, more info on my recent thread.
    Thanks so much for your time.
     
  12. Windows Defender Shill

    Apr 28, 2017
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    With the Creators update (1703) you can:

    Set Smartscreen to block, and under app settings "allow apps from Windows Store only". These settings will give you formidable zero day defense.

    If you need a new app, simply turn the setting off and check the file against Virustotal.

    I've been using this set up for a while now and really really like it.
     
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  13. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    WIN def>Avira free
    Avira pro>Win def
    Avast free>Avira pro
     
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  14. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

    Apr 1, 2017
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    IF you want a free av then go for Q360 (free sandbox+free Optimize, clean & speed up+good RW protection+free support+clean product(no buggy) but-----no privacy----bad zero-day protection.. ( but IDC about privacy already Google stealing from me let chinese do that too)
     
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  15. WinXPert

    WinXPert Level 23
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    My current windows 10 settings is: Cruel Comodo + Windows Defender.
     
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  16. I personally prefer Avast, but since it made your PC slow i voted Avira as it's probably the best choice for you. Actually any reputable AV will protect you better than Windows Defender. The only thing where Defender is king is that it's already integrated in the OS and therefore offers the best compatibility and stability.
     
  17. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    At the end of the day, any third party Antivirus have edge than Windows Defender when it comes on detection capabilities from reactive and proactive.

    Although different justification because of how these AVs performs.

    Avira has maximum protection that it can provide considering the fact of consistent on performance than Windows Defender, however it does not mean Windows Defender is already poor; actually since Windows 10 released; the AV itself is already undergone numerous improvements on both reactive and proactive.

    Now examine your habits since that should supplement the risk you have in order to complement the product.
     
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  18. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

    Apr 16, 2017
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    #18 rockstarrocks, Jul 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
    Same here minus the defender:D
    Edit: forgot to say (already voted) I would choose "Windows defender", much less hassle with it. Just practice basic internet safety practices and you are good to go.
     
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  19. Duotone

    Duotone Level 9

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    Other AV's have the edge with Widows Defender but it has improve a lot with Windows 10.
    Rather than change it why not supplement it with other types of protection so as having a layered, like Voodooshield(anti-exe, whitelist, w/ VT), Comodo Firewall(Sandbox, HIPS, FW), etc... once all "LEGAL" software's are installed only thing you gotta worry is something that might enter the system those two free software can handle most attacks.
     
  20. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    Jan 8, 2011
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    Avira comes with bloatware.

    Windows 10 Creators + Windows Defender since Avast is problematic on your PC.
     
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