Opinions on Avira Personal 2013?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by drhu22, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

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    Im thinking of installing it, and would like to hear others experiences good or bad.
     
  2. VectorFool

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    i have always had great experience with Avira

    1)Its light
    2)The GUI works for me
    3)fast scans
     
  3. wtsinnc

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    I no longer use an AV, but in the past Avira (free) was one of my favorites.
    Great detection, very configurable, reasonably light on resources, and compatible with other applications I used.

    The new version requires .net framework 2.0 or higher.
    It also offers to install other software and has nag screens during and after install.

    Because of these issues, I personally would look to an alternative antivirus- probably Avast free or the new freeware version of bitdefender or it's cousin, Roboscan.

    Just my opinion.
     
  4. Solarlynx

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    I used it some years ago. It was my favorite. Light, no false positives, good at detection. I used it with DefenseWall as Avira free doesn't have HIPS.
     
  5. drhu22

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    I was specifically wondering about the 2013 edition.
    Anyways i installed it alongside comodo fw seems to be running nicely. Turned heuristics to high as usual. Can anyone point me towards an in depth review or comparison/test for the new one?
     
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    I think it is very good. It is even lighter now and detection ability is great. Some seem to get their panties in a dander over a few ads, but my theory is, it is free, it works, so who gives a poop.:thumb:
     
  8. anon

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    It's not about ads only, it's about the bundled crapware too....

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2184487&postcount=10

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=2184501&postcount=13

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    Let's see what it's heavy and what it's light =
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparativesreviews/performance-tests
     
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  9. The Red Moon

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    How is avira on resources exactly.?
    Ive seen videos where avira did quite poorly although this was about a year ago,
    Things have improved hopefully.
     
  10. VectorFool

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    Avira is quite light on my system,
    the RAM and CPU usage are quite less and the interface is responsive
    the overall system usability doesn't seem to take even a little hit
    the system startup time increases by 3 secs (compared to no AV)
    and the shutdown time remains almost the same
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    Sounds good.
    Happy with kaspersky at the moment and is quite cheap here in the uk.
    Ive given up with comodo.it was 3 strikes and it was out.I think there av is buggy and does not detect the eicar file at all.:thumbd:
     
  12. JoeBlack40

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    In your sig you have "Avira Antivirus 2013".Free or paid?
     
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    Idem. I stopped to use it because it had issues with CIS, but I'm thankful with Avira :)
     
  14. The Hammer

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    Agree completely wit VectorFool.:thumb:
     
  15. Syobon

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    I'll be honest, Avira looks negleted, I don't known what their are doing, toolbar scandal apart, Avira feel and look outdated, still no Windows 8 full support, their HIPS was virtually abandoned and is completly non-functional in x64 systems. The 2012 version was skipped. In the past Avira experienced what is happening with BitDefender today, high regards in the community and excelent test results... Perhaps they think Avira will live up to that fame forever with no additional efforts, time will tell.
     
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    I stopped using the free version a long time ago because of the ads and the direction things were going. Sorry, but there are just too many other good free alternatives....
     
  18. Brandonn2010

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    Pros: Light, good detection rates.

    Cons: No web protection, lacks features available in most free AVs, still no x64 proactive, bundling of Ask toolbar, and worst of all the annoying nag ads.
     
  19. VectorFool

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    Paid version :)
     
  20. VectorFool

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    Avira has web protection (both free and paid versions)
    although you'd have to introduce a reg tweak to enable it in free version

    but yeah it doesn't have HIPS
     
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    Indeed. - This dude your hinting at is incompetence and arrogance in person and he always was. That guy should have been fired a long time ago, he does more damage than good. - Their fanboi (instead of a proper support) forum is completely worthless anyways. - They lost me for many reasons but clearly they don't value their customers and don't know anything about how to deal with them and their justified anger. Bloody amateurs. :thumbd:
     
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    If you want to avoid their toolbar, install Avira using IE, then when you surf with Chrome, the toolbar won't be on Chrome. At least that was my experience a couple of years ago.
     
  25. The Hammer

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    Custom install to avoid the toolbar and uncheck the appropriate boxes.
     
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