avira antivir PersonalEdition Premium

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi

    how often does antivir update?
    and is ita better antivirus than say e.g. nod32, kaspersky?
    if you have it please tell me more about it?

    and other info.

    thanks in advance
    lodore
     
  2. RejZoR

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    It updates few times a day. I can call version 7 a very good antivirus. Version 6 was pretty crappy back then... So if you like the interface and stuff you certanly can't go wrong with it.
     
  3. shek

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    you could find the update frequency from here.
     
  4. lodore

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    i have just looked at the updates for antivir for this month and it includes anti phising. i currently have f-secure but what i want to know is does f-secure have anti phising?
     
  5. pykko

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    avira improved a lot during the last period...it's among the first antiviruses. They've added also an improved heuristic engine. The new av-comparatives.org test will tell us probably how good is it. But anyway, you could use it without troubles....there are small chances to get infected with it. :)
     
  6. aigle

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    Antivir is one of the real good AVs. If they just improve the false positive issues, then it can be a real good option to go far.
    I wonder such a nice AV being free. Free version is said to have poor spyware protection but personally during my playing with antispywares/ adwares I have founnd it wonderful in this regard as well.
     
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  7. pykko

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    the free version detects evry malware listed on tgeir website except for those clasified as: "ADSPY"
    There are also some classified as: "SPR" which are detected by the free version also. :)
     
  8. lodore

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    on the main page is says the license for avira antivir PersonalEdition Premium is only 20 euros per licence which is about £13. if i wanted to buy it for my pc i live in the uk do i have to pay in uk prices and is it more? i did notice a little bit of text saying something like if buying in non europe you will have to pay tax on the prices.
     
  9. RejZoR

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    Last time i checked, UK was still a part of EU...
     
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    Price in UK is still only 20 euros and this includes the dreaded Value Added Tax. At the present rate of exchange this works out at just under £14.
     
  11. lodore

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    thats like half the price of nod32, kaspersky, bitedefender, f-secure well you get the drift
     
  12. ellison64

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    Antivir is very light running too ,with practically no system impact.What i would mention though is that it has had many problems on the older OS ,most of which seem to be ongoing.If you have an older OS then use a trial edition first ,for the full trial period.
    ellison
     
  13. lodore

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    I would be using it on xp so is there any problems using it on xp?
    of course if i got antivir i would need a standalone firewall till the firewall version comes out

    i am thinking about trying kaspersky but i have heard is uses alot of resourse but i have got a 120day on a cover disc on computere shopper.
     
  14. Blackcat

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    None here BUT you will have to try it with your particular software/hardware mix.
    Instead of listening to hearsay, again try it and see. IME, you will be pleasantly surprised ;)
     
  15. ellison64

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    Antivir is much more stable on XP ,and shouldnt present you with any problems.Support for XP Home edition ends on the 31/12/07 so that may be a problem for some prospective buyers,though i dont know what end of life cycles for other avs may be?.
    Ive run kav 6 (and5) on my 98se /256 ram machine with no resource problems at all,though the xp version would be a little heavier due to its proactive modules that are not implemented for 98/me i guess.I would definitly try kav too as its a lot lighter than some folks make out.
    ellison

    EDIT :...Confirmation may be needed about antivirs end of life cycle.Thier page says 31/12/07 ,for xp home and pro ,however some posts at thier forums suggest 2012 for the pro version.
    http://www.avira.com/en/support/product_life_cycle.html
    http://forum.antivir-pe.de/thread.php?threadid=10102
     
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    That's only the official date when MS ends support for XP BUT this does not mean that support for Avira XP will also stop on this date. As long as they have customers they will continue to support both XP and even non-NT systems.

    Their estimation is that support for XP will continue until at least 2010!
     
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    you beat me to the EDIT ;)
    ellison
     
  18. Blackcat

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    Overall, most AV-vendors will continue to support Windows Operating systems well past their sell-by date. Just look at how many AV's still support WIN 98/Me with the size of the customer base being an important factor. It's only fairly recently that support for WIN 98 is being dropped ( the new F-Prot for example ).

    I was also a little concerned by the apparent AntiVir XP "end of life" dates but Stefan assured me that support will continue well past this date.
     
  19. ellison64

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    I agree with you,but avira really needs to alter thier web page ,as thats what people are going to look at.As far as i know there has been no official statement to the contrary (though obviously stefan would know ) .It would be good for them to put prospective buyers minds at rest.Its a little confusing at present (imo).
    ellison
     
  20. Blackcat

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    I agree ;)
     
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    It would be NONSENSE for a company to even THINK about stopping support for WindowsXP within the next 5 years.. It will take at least until 2008 until it is safe for many people to consider running Vista anyway!(not to mention if they miss their 2007 launch date) I know I ran 98SE for about 2 years after XP was released, and was glad I did.
     
  22. ellison64

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    I agree fully.To be honest i think ,supporting the older systems for another 5 years may be lucrative for an antivirus company too.There must be millions of home users still using 95/98/me ,and if they are like me ;) probably wont change until thier computer breaks down.AVG still supports 95 even.I hope that they continue to support older OS for the forseeable future ,as it would mean quite a big slice of the market for them if other avs stopped thier support.I wouldnt change my operating system because an av vendor did not support it any more,but i would change my software to one that did.
    ellison
     
  23. lodore

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    i agree
     
  24. mercurie

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    Same here!! Dropping support for XP before end of the decade is not a good move. :p
     
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