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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    People still use Windows Defender and stay safe for years, Avira is way better than Windows Defender.. like 4x better!
    I should be fine! :)
     
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  2. Xsjx

    Xsjx Level 13

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    You are right
     
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  3. viel

    viel Level 3

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    AviraMasterRace?

    Just kidding
     
  4. mekelek

    mekelek Level 21

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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.
     
  5. viel

    viel Level 3

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    By the way, do you use the Pro version?
     
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  6. viel

    viel Level 3

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    Use Avira connect to uninstall them like I did :p
    I reinstalled it today, it still asks you
     
  7. Windows_Security

    Windows_Security Level 13
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    With Panda Free AV it is my favorite free AV, but tests on AV-Comparatives and AV-test show that Panda Free often scores better.
     
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  8. ZeroDay

    ZeroDay Level 22

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    I don't think Avira will be ahead of Windows Defender for much longer.
     
  9. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
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    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.
     
  10. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

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    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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  11. 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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  12. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
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    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 :)
     
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  13. Malware Person

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    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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  14. viel

    viel Level 3

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    What do you mean?
     
  15. Xsjx

    Xsjx Level 13

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    I use Total security. ( pro )

    I had never Any problems with it :)
     
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  16. viel

    viel Level 3

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    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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  17. Xsjx

    Xsjx Level 13

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    Yes, But exclude Avira in cfw settings :)

    So they dont conflict.
     
  18. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Any tests results proving your words?
     
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  19. viel

    viel Level 3

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    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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  20. viel

    viel Level 3

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    The scans are longer on Avast.
     
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