Antivir Classic got a boost

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  1. coldplay

    coldplay Registered Member

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    Yeah, it protects against spyware and adware now which was not available on free version of antivir.

    http://www.free-av.com/ scroll down for comparsion.

    it almost seems I got no reason to use antivirP anymore.

    only thing I dont know about is "Protection against annoying advertisement"
    how antivir P makes it happen ?
     
  2. extratime

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    Not a bad idea. They need to encourage more people to try their free product. If even only a fraction upgrade to Premium they will do very nicely. AVG and Avast have made a very good living out of that business plan. Avira needs to boost awareness and this helps.

    Plus let's not forget the update servers for Classic are nowhere as good as the ones for Premium.
     
  3. SteveS335

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    Actually, It's just a typo :rolleyes:
     
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    Several off topic posts removed.

    I want to remind everyone that no matter where your software program loyalties are, it is rude and inconsiderate of the other members here to start attacking each other over software, particularly when it was an information post that may be of interest to others.

    Bashing software and attacking each other are not allowed on these forums.

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  6. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i will state my post once again,

    Antivir PAID offers nothing over Antivir FREE,

    stating the facts, as now the free version offers everything that the paid does for protection, especially when people say the email scanning is not needed with antivirs real time.

    this is not bashing, if you read this post, im not 'having a go' at antivirs product, this is stating the facts between the 2 versions.

    i would like to know why a person would pay for premium now?

    &

    what are antivir doing to improve premium compared to the free.
     
  7. kjempen

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    "ADSPY/..." or "SPR/..." detection with AntiVir means it has adware and spyware detection also. So if anyone have any samples to test on (with AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic)?

    EDIT: Strange if it is a typo and they have done the same mistake in both the English and the German version of the web page.
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    try downloading kazaa, thats usually got something adware/spyware in.
     
  9. Pedro

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    Well, if it is a typo (that's more important right now), the paid version is safe....... from something...
     
  10. coldplay

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    anyone using antivir classic check if its a typo ? check/uncheck the spyware/adware option in configuration
     
  11. Londonbeat

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    A person would pay for premium if they wanted the extra features listed in the link:
    • Special protection against email viruses (POP 3)
    • Fast updates through the Premium server
    • 5 Euro donation to the Auerbach Foundation
    • Protection against annoying advertisements

    Also I think faster/email response for support issues.

    But I suppose whether someone would want to pay 20 Euro's per year for these differences depends on the user, I personally wouldn't.
     
  12. pilotart

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    Closest seen to that would be <!> Extended threat...
    In addition to the protection listed below, Ewido Micro OnLine Scans are used.
     
  13. disinter1

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    Do both free and paid have auto updateso_O?
     
  14. pilotart

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    Yes, but "exclusive server system for Premium" may mean better service on updates for the few times a year of major updates.

    Next Classic server clog might be expected in mid-October.

    A minor issue for my use, others may look at it differently. :)
     
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    Well, thanks for the information. However, since support for Windows 98 is ending on 6/30/07, it looks like for me, it is a non-issue. :doubt:
     
  16. RejZoR

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    Sorry to dissapoint you guys but this "boost" is non existing.
    Check the extended threat category in settings and you'll see that there is NO AD-SPY entry... That means they have false info on their webpage and that free edition is not able to detect spyware...
     
  17. coldplay

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    thx, Avira famous FP again , this time on its webpage.
     
  18. pilotart

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    As stated {HERE} looked like a 'typo'. :( Another AVIRA website recently had identical features listed for AVP & ASS including Firewall. :( :(

    No doubt a lot of AVIRA Staff Time has been devoted to the excellent job of getting build 244 ready and running and that has been done superbly :thumb:

    Boost for Classic (and the other AntiVir's) was the addition of Rootkit Hidden File Scan and WinXP64/VISTA32 Support.

    Pleased to say that it runs flawlessly on my Legacy Win98fe (including "Hidden File Scans"). :D :D :D (as well as WinXP).

    Program Support for Win98/ME ends in June but AntiVirus Updates are currently promised through the end of 2007 with a hint of possible extension.

    My main Software supplier (Jeppesen) had major program updates earlier this month. Ended support of Win98 (at least those upgraded from Win95 and choke on XML) and they still do not support VISTA> :D
     
  19. MalwareDie

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    Msot likely a typ I believe.
     
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