mekelek

Level 28
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 :)
it really doesn't, i installed it on my VM to test it and it didn't ask once if i want the apps. I actually couldn't even properly uninstall the Browser.
 
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it really doesn't, i installed it on my VM to test it and it didn't ask once if i want the apps. I actually couldn't even properly uninstall the Browser.
Use Avira connect to uninstall them like I did :p
I reinstalled it today, it still asks you
 

ZeroDay

Level 28
Verified
Malware Tester
People still use Windows Defender and stay safe for years, Avira is way better than Windows Defender.. like 4x better!
I should be fine! :)
I don't think Avira will be ahead of Windows Defender for much longer.
 
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Robbie

Level 28
Verified
Content Creator
Imagine antivirus as condoms. You have the great known brands that claim to protect you 100%. Then you have another less-known that people claim that sometimes they fail. Now, if you don't go to bed with public people (who lay with people as a job), then probably any condom would do. Welcome to antivirus business.
 

Mr.Wave

Level 17
avira ussed to be great a couple of years ago , being the king of signature detection....now it is just a midrange piece of german poopoo filled with bloatware. it lack serious modules others do have ( behaviour blocker , hips zeroday protection ) if I where you I would switch to avast free ( you CAN switch all the unneccesary crap during install ) in hardened mode and pair it with comodo firewall with cruelsisters settings and it's done and dusted!
 
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WolfensteinXeen

Is it effective ? Yes, it's an good product that offers a very good level of protection and is usually not heavy on ressources. It often ranks among the best in detection and their web blocker is very efficient.

Is i a good antivirus ? In my opinion, not anymore. The user interface is completely outdated, scans are long and the launcher is just plain stupid.

I would say it's a decent choice, but there are many other free AV that surpass it. Avast, Bitdefender Free or Sophos Home are good alternatives.
 
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Faybert

Level 22
Verified
Malware Hunter
I have seen that here is a certain prejudice against Avira, I do not know why, Avira is one of the oldest and most respected security companies, almost always wins as a product of the year in AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives (in my tests it is always One of the best in detection) has its own engine, unlike Emsisoft, F-Secure, Qihoo (nor consider as AV) G Data and others that use Bitdefender, only thing I do not like in Avira is its outdated interface and also Avira Connect, taking this, is undoubtedly one of the best AV in the market, if in doubt, just test :)
 

Malware Person

Level 4
Verified
I personally think that avira and avast are both pretty heavy on system resources, so if you have a bad pc, i wouldn't recommend either one of those. If you have a good one, however, i would recommend Avast. It has solid detection rates and a nice-looking GUI.
 
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it really doesn't, i installed it on my VM to test it and it didn't ask once if i want the apps. I actually couldn't even properly uninstall the Browser.
I tried Avast, and it keeps on crashing on me and the full scan was on zero percent for along time, I switched back to Avira and installed Malwarebytes,Hitman Pro and Comodo firewall, is this a good setup?
 
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Xsjx

Level 13
I tried Avast, and it keeps on crashing on me and the full scan was on zero percent for along time, I switched back to Avira and installed Malwarebytes,Hitman Pro and Comodo firewall, is this a good setup?
Yes, But exclude Avira in cfw settings :)

So they dont conflict.
 
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viel

Is it effective ? Yes, it's an good product that offers a very good level of protection and is usually not heavy on ressources. It often ranks among the best in detection and their web blocker is very efficient.

Is i a good antivirus ? In my opinion, not anymore. The user interface is completely outdated, scans are long and the launcher is just plain stupid.

I would say it's a decent choice, but there are many other free AV that surpass it. Avast, Bitdefender Free or Sophos Home are good alternatives.
I don't mind the UI, scans are fast for me and I disabled the launcher, Avast just slowed down my PC, and Sophos is not better than Avira. So, other than the UI Scans and the launcher, I love Avira.
 
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Is it effective ? Yes, it's an good product that offers a very good level of protection and is usually not heavy on ressources. It often ranks among the best in detection and their web blocker is very efficient.

Is i a good antivirus ? In my opinion, not anymore. The user interface is completely outdated, scans are long and the launcher is just plain stupid.

I would say it's a decent choice, but there are many other free AV that surpass it. Avast, Bitdefender Free or Sophos Home are good alternatives.
The scans are longer on Avast.
 
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