Being way too naturally curious for my own good, this is the fourth antivirus (AVG, Avast, BitDefender8, and now AntiVir) program I've tried this week. Thus far, it's definitely in the running for being my new free solution. The interface is, hands down, my favorite of the pack. I thought the umbrella would get on my nerves after a while, but it's growing on me quickly. I like the blue scheme of the Premium over the red of the free, but that's just me. I'm going strictly from a usability/visibility standpoint here, and everything I'm about to say is simply my opinion. I hope these comments can be helpful. Installation: Super easy, no issues. There was nothing confusing to throw me off. System Integration: The context menu integration and tray icon are both extremely straightforward. Practically everything is in the Tray Icon menu that is needed with the exception of a Scan System option. Just a suggestion, but it would be nice to launch a full scan without going into the program given the other functionality already in the menu. Menu Row: Basic, no problems understanding what was what. Nice inclusion of the Boot Sector scan and virus list in the Extras dialogue. I think the Configuration option might be better suited to the File menu than the Extras menu; I just don't see Configuration as an "extra". Tab System: Intuitive and easy to understand, everything is laid out in a way that makes sense. It took me a moment to find the Scan button in the Scanner tab, perhaps an option set (Display Icons and Names, Icons and Selected Names, Icons Only) might help first-time users get acclimated? The mouseover effect did help once I found the icons, they just didn't pop out at me intiially. I like having the Configuration button/icon on every tab. It was slightly misleading, as I expected clicking it to take me to a configuration for the Tab I was currently viewing. Possibly moving the Configuration and Help icons and buttons up to the same row as the tabs might emphasize the general nature of these options? Thanks for putting a Virus Information option on the Guard page! Very handy. Configuration Options: The basic layout is very, well basic. For beginning users, it's not overwhelming but at the same time might be a little too simplistic. Expert Mode isn't overwhelming either, but it does include enough of an increase in options that it might make some newer users nervous. Maybe bridging the gap between Basic and Expert with some preset options (Normal [stock] and High Security [Maximum heuristics, all file types, etc]) might help users who might be less apt to switch to Expert Mode increase their security level. Scanning: Clicking the Scan icon without first highlighting one of the options below didn't do anything; it should either ask the user to choose from the list below or launch into a generic system scan if nothing is selected. The actual scan page is neat, uncluttered, and easy to understand. The alert sound is nowhere near as annoying as some programs I've worked with but is still attention-getting. I like the way packed files and archives are displayed, with the archive on one line and the contents on the next. Very nice. The berth of options available when a virus is found reminds me of NOD32. I didn't see a Submit File option, but may have missed it somewhere. Overall Impression: AntiVir has done a nice job with the new interface, making it visually competitive with most of the premium antivirus solutions available. It is easy to install, easy to understand, and despite taking a little time getting used to the look I found it to be quite intuitive. There are some language translation issues every so often, but none of them are so off-base as to be confusing. WHile I will leave the scanning results to the much more highly quality folks at av-comparative, I found that the program lives up to billing with detection and cleaning. Scan times were not exceptionally speedy but where nowhere near the slow march of some competitors. The options when malware is found provide all the info one needs to make a good decision about the future of the file. AntiVir has impressed me with this build, and I look forward to seeing how future updates continue to flesh out this program. Kudos to the programmers for such a nice job.