Q&A Is Avira a good antivirus?

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

  1. viel

    viel Level 3

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    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
     
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  2. viel

    viel Level 3

    Jun 21, 2017
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    Why would you not use Avira? :)
     
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  3. viel

    viel Level 3

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    Should I keep Avira or switch to Avast?
     
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  4. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
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    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the most respected companies, the only issue I do not like about Avira is its conservative interface, always the same (outdated).
     
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  5. Xsjx

    Xsjx Level 13

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    Avira is the best ( product of the year )
    Also one of the best privacy policies :)
     
  6. viel

    viel Level 3

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    OMG a fellow Avira user, we are a rare species xD lol
     
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  7. viel

    viel Level 3

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    Do you use Avira Pro?
     
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  8. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Level 22

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    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.
     
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  9. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    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?
    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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  10. Arequire

    Arequire Level 18

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    It's got good signatures but its dynamic detection capabilities are severely lacking. Pairing it with another solution that focuses on stopping unknown malware would be prudent.
     
  11. Xsjx

    Xsjx Level 13

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    :p
    Yes ;) its great
     
  12. low L!fe

    low L!fe Level 3

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    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
     
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  13. Bombus

    Bombus Level 1

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    In Avast configuration user can uncheck ,,data sharing" and ,,Avast community".
     
  14. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    there are so many better choices than Avira, why would you use it.
     
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  15. uninfected1

    uninfected1 Level 7

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    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.
     
  16. viel

    viel Level 3

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    After doing some research, I found out that it is the best FREE antivirus out there.
    Correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  17. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    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..
     
  18. viel

    viel Level 3

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    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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  19. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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    I call it PUP(potentially unwanted app), i'm talking about Avira Browser, VPN and some other shit..
     
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  20. viel

    viel Level 3

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    I barely download stuff of the internet anyway, why would I need Comodo with CS's settings?
    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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