Antivir free classic VERSUS paid premium

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  1. Metting

    Metting Registered Member

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    Hi all

    Where to find a comparison between AntiVir free Classic & paid Premium ?

    I checked Avira's website , but nothing was mentioned there!

    Any advise ?
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    http://www.free-av.com/

    this is the website for the classic version but it tells you the advantages of the premium version near the bottom hope this helps

    lodore
     
  3. kdm31091

    kdm31091 Registered Member

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    I think the main advantages are adware/spyware detection and true email scanning.

    I have to point out. I've heard the Classic version does manage to detect SOME, if minimal, spyware/adware, is this true?
     
  4. pilotart

    pilotart Registered Member

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    I have used SpyBot S&D v1.3 (1.4 is stronger) latest Spyware Blaster and AdAware for two years since buying this WinXP(SP2) Dell D800 and I use Dialup 100+ hours a month and WiFi or DSL 'on the road' 50+ hours a month.

    Shortly after replacing Norton AntiVirus and Firewall with ZA (free) and AntiVir (free) I ran the first Ewido Scan and it removed 13,000+ items of malware (mostly 'tracking cookies').

    Now, since eight months of AntiVir, I have run four more Ewido Scans and they have detected zero malware.

    AntiVir Classic (free) has "Extended threat catagories" box:
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    This would be the "...SOME, if minimal, spyware/adware..."

    It would be a good practice to also have several of the better (some really 'worse' out there too) AntiSpyware/Adware applications running, even if you have AntiVir Premium.
     

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  5. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    supposedly premium users get better update servers, but i havent tried the classic version of antivir so i cant judge that for myself.
     
  6. ggf31416

    ggf31416 Registered Member

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    According to the virus.gr results the difference between the Classic and the Premium version was:
    0.05% (1) Windows Virus
    21.15% (1643) Malware samples (Adware, DoS, Constructors, Exploit, Flooders, Nukers, Sniffers, SpamTools, Spoofers, Virus Construction Tools, Droppers, PolyEngines.)
    0.14% (111) Trojans/Backdoors
     
  7. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    Anyone have High CPU with AVir..i seem'd to with the Premium,maybe its how i set it up wrong , duno if it was the mail side of things... i noticed it scans like Nod32 files in background, is the free version lighter?.... there's no folder exclusion in it is there?.... Avast still seem's the lightest for me but i do have the premium of antivir maybe i set it up wrong or something... MD
     
  8. ggf31416

    ggf31416 Registered Member

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    When I used AntiVir PE Classic 7 (Now I'm using AOL AVS) I didn't have any problems with the updates

    Yes, there is folder exclusions in the Classic Version. Just select a folder instead of a file.
     
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