I want my Avira back.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, May 8, 2012.

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  1. fax

    fax Registered Member

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    Ah, OK... Another anti-KAV crusader... Reminds me about inquisition back in the 12th century :D . Anyway... AVIRA thread. We are offtopic. Closing! Thanks
     
  2. jmorlan

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    I decided to check for myself and downloaded the current free version of Avira. The ask.com toolbar is still there in the installer but the webcat.dat files are no longer present and the web guard feature no longer seems to guard against malicious sites. It seems this feature was changed with the 8 August update. According to a post in their forum, the malicious site web protection is now handled by the toolbar rather than by webcat.dat files. However other posts call that claim into question.

    So the statement on Wikipedia that the toolbar is no longer bundled does not seem to be accurate.

    I also agree with the poster who said the free version is slowing down boot time. It takes several additional seconds between the icon loading in the system tray and the umbrella actually opening.
     
  3. chris2busy

    chris2busy Registered Member

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    wow....i been off this forum for nearly 2 years..
    has avira really gone that much bad, considering the competition?
    So the most effective free av right now would be avast?
     
  4. zapjb

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    Well I think the most effective free av right now is Roboscan Internet Security. Since the Roboscan firewall component is off by default, it is ootb only an av.
     
  5. King Grub

    King Grub Registered Member

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    Avira still has one of the highest detection rate in the business.

    It is the free version has that little irritating bits; one by one they might not be much, but taken together I can see how they can be off-putting.

    The paid versions have few if any of these issues.
     
  6. The Hammer

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  7. chris2busy

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    Why is that if i may ask?it seems to be using the bitdefender DB...which has been nothing special for quite a few years if i recall..
     
  8. trjam

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    Nah, in my testing Avira can wipe Robo clean with its detection capability.
     
  9. cobrafirefly

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    I'm sure nobody wants to hear it, but the Mac version of Avira Free isn't bad at all.
     
  10. Macstorm

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    Why not? Have it installed on my sister's mb air months ago :thumb:
     
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