Q&A Is Avira a good antivirus?

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V

viel

Guest
#1
Hello,
Title says it all! If Avira is bad, please recommend me another antivirus.

Some guy on a thread on LTT (that I don't own) replied and said things about Avira, that scared me a bit.
Not sure If I am allowed to post the link! please tell me if I am so you guys can help me further.

Thanks
 

Faybert

Level 22
AV-Tester
Jan 8, 2017
1,116
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
G-Data
#4
it's a great AV, in my home tests it's always one of the best, it's one of the most respected companies, the only issue I do not like about Avira is its conservative interface, always the same (outdated).
 

ZeroDay

Level 24
Aug 17, 2013
1,375
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#8
Avira is great as an AV no doubt about it, but if you use it I'd add some solid zero day protection such as Voodooshield etc. Avast is great too but they're one of the worse for collecting your data. I guess there are going to be concerns with Avira being a German company and Germany wanting encryption back doors. But, if you use Avira pro and team it up with Voodooshield or some other zero day protection you will have a solid set up.

I think we're getting to, or already at the point where Windows Defender is more than enough for signature detection and we, as users just need to concentrate on zero day protection and system backups.
 
Apr 1, 2017
1,376
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
ESET
#9
Is BMW a good choice?
Is Ford a good choice??
is Audi a good choice?
Or Nah Lexus is a good choice?
which one is good?what you mean good?
Do you want a strong behavior blocker?
Or you want a good firewall?
Or Nah you want an AV with good zero day protection?
Or you want smth to install and forget?
Are you a happy clicker?
Some guy on a thread on LTT (that I don't own) replied and said things about Avira, that scared me a bit
ok, I say Avira is a good product you are ok now?if that guy is a security expert ye you should accept his words but if he is noob user like me and Yousef....
your question is totally dumb:p
First, choose what you want then search the forum make yourself into trouble and after 1 week you will find your answer:rolleyes:
 
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Oct 11, 2014
135
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
BitDefender
#12
There is no Full protection program
Best anti-phishing McAfee but antivirus and malware poor
Best Anti-malware Norton but is Few falsePositive
Best Repair Avira but is more false positive
Best Protection Bitdefender but is buggy
Best anti-adware Kaspersky but anti phishing is poor
Best Detection G DATA but slow down your PC
and so on
on below these programs trusted:
Norton,McAfee,ESET,Kaspersky,BitDefender,GDATA
 
Jun 12, 2016
45
Operating System
Windows 7
Installed Antivirus
BitDefender
#13
Avira is great as an AV no doubt about it, but if you use it I'd add some solid zero day protection such as Voodooshield etc. Avast is great too but they're one of the worse for collecting your data. I guess there are going to be concerns with Avira being a German company and Germany wanting encryption back doors. But, if you use Avira pro and team it up with Voodooshield or some other zero day protection you will have a solid set up.

I think we're getting to, or already at the point where Windows Defender is more than enough for signature detection and we, as users just need to concentrate on zero day protection and system backups.
In Avast configuration user can uncheck ,,data sharing" and ,,Avast community".
 
Jan 28, 2016
351
Operating System
Windows 7
Installed Antivirus
Panda
#15
You can watch this review from malwareblocker and decide I personally would not use avira

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXfuDtzaJAg
Malware Blocker's impartiality and reputation have been somewhat questionable since he started including Emsisoft advertisements at the end of his reviews and was stopped from posting reviews here because of this. Also if you visit his YouTube channel his main priority appears to be to make as much money as possible from it.
 

mekelek

Level 26
AV-Tester
Feb 24, 2017
1,537
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#17
After doing some research, I found out that it is the best FREE antivirus out there.
Correct me if I am wrong.
Comodo Internet security with CS's settings beats any free AV.
also Avira Free's Cloud lookup is worse/delayed than the Pro version, proven by @Umbra if i'm not mistaken, and the amount of PUP it installs with it..
 
V

viel

Guest
#18
Comodo Internet security with CS's settings beats any free AV.
also Avira Free's Cloud lookup is worse/delayed than the Pro version, proven by @Umbra if i'm not mistaken, and the amount of PUP it installs with it..
PUP's? No way, I have used it for two years and nothing, scanned with Adwcleaner, Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes. No PUP's.
 
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mekelek

Level 26
AV-Tester
Feb 24, 2017
1,537
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#19
PUP's? No way, I have used it for two years and nothing, scanned with Adwcleaner, Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes. No PUP's.
I call it PUP(potentially unwanted app), i'm talking about Avira Browser, VPN and some other shit..
 
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V

viel

Guest
#20
Comodo Internet security with CS's settings beats any free AV.
also Avira Free's Cloud lookup is worse/delayed than the Pro version, proven by @Umbra if i'm not mistaken, and the amount of PUP it installs with it..
I barely download stuff of the internet anyway, why would I need Comodo with CS's settings?
I call it PUP(potentially unwanted app), i'm talking about Avira Browser, VPN and some other shit..
Now, they ask you if you want it or not. I used to avoid Avira because of this as well, but one day I gave it a chance and I learnt that they now ask you :)
 
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