Avira

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. anon

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    To any users of Avira free, how does Avira stack up nowadays? I see they have a free suite with lots on bells and whistles. But is it good protection? I'm thinking of switching a family member's pc from Avast to something else.
     
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    Avira takes too much system resources during update.
    GUI is terrible, slow to load, not conssistent, traces of the past still in. Is it neccessary to have main "Avira" window and then separate one for Anitivrus? Protection is OK, to be honest. When not updating, Avira is light on resources. It would be keeper but really bad performance during update (optical drive, with SSD should be no problem) made me to switch to KAV Free, GUI is.....something we have to live with for now, I guess.
     
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    So, congratulations with KAV free, I'm sure you will have a great time with it...
     
  9. Laskaris

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    Thx, it's not perfect either.. New version 19 (for EU, GDPR ready) is step backwards. No more fine user tweaking of AV modules, you have to pay now for it.. settings are unlocked just in pro version. Liked AVG but future of that programme is uncertain after AVAST bought them.
     
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    Any Avira Free for Mac users around? How do you like it? False positives an issue? Should I use High sensitivity or the default Medium as in Windows? If I install it on the Admin Account will it show up on a Standard user account?
     
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    Hi
    I want to try the free version. I understand to get the same level of protection as the paid i need to install browser safety. Is this correct, ay link please.
     
  12. The Hammer

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    I thought it was AVG that bought Avast?
     
  13. Osaban

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    Hi there! Out of curiosity, what made you switch to Mac?
     
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    I always liked the look of the OS and had my last Windows machine configured to look something like a Mac desktop. My windows machine was on it's last legs anyway ( bought it in 2010) so I decided to get the real thing. Besides work colleagues who had Macs have never has software issues or needed to fix anything. They say it just works period.
     
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    Thanks anon. Does the browser safety make up for the missing web protection of the pro
     
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    It maybe not the same then. That may be why they have the pro tested at av comparatives.
     
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    It's been happening for a couple of days, that is the Avira icon on the tray appears normally on boot and then suddenly disappears after a while... anybody experiencing this behaviour?
     
  22. anon

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    No problems here, this may helps =
     
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    Thanks Anon, it is normal now, maybe it was the launcher updating itself. If it happens again I will follow your suggestion...
     
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    Luke Filewalker is finally gone?:rolleyes:
     
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    meh, wanted to edit but ended up deleting.

    Rolling something out today that we've been working on for almost a year.

    Let's see who finds the change first :)

    Update is on staged rollout, so not everyone will receive it at once.
     
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