Free Antivirus: Avira really better than Avast? I don't think so

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  1. Phil

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    I've been running Avira Personal edition lately because many people recommended it. The reason it's being recommended is the high detection rate. It beats Avast in that aspect.

    But I don't really like Avira because:
    -it displays an annoying popup every day.
    -it's updating process is much slower than Avast.
    -it does not have password protection like Avast does.

    So what do you think?
     
  2. The Forerunner

    The Forerunner Notebook Virtuoso

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    Avira caught a damn annoying trojan that avast and avg failed to get rid of in my boot sector. They didn't even recognize it was there. After that I trust Avira. The popup is a simple click of the x, not a real hassle.
     
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    But it gives you better protection, don't you understand?? Avast is rubbish!
     
  4. Phil

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    Really? Please clarify.
     
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    That's good to hear. I once got into trouble with Avira, it did not even notice the virus. I ran the same virus on Avast, it managed to keep it under control because of the password protection.

    I did find a way to disable the popup in Avira: http://www.tipsfor.us/2007/08/15/make-avira-antivir-free-edition-more-usable/
     
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    I've used Avast, AVG and Avira some while ago. I wasn't completely satisfied with neither of them, but Avira looked much better. Avast stayed on my lappy for 3 days, and after I had to do a clean instal because of all the crap it let go.

    I'm using KAV 7 for last half a year and sleep well)
     
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    I think if you google, you'll find a fairly recent review of how good avira is vs. all the others. It's ranked among the top.
     
  9. Rodster

    Rodster Merica

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    I did read up on it and the two negatives going against Avira are:

    1) It's slow updating

    2) Annoying pop up asking you to upgrade.

    Other than that it ranks as one of if not the best AV program on the market. I decided i'm going to use it instead of Avast. Hopefully it's not as resource heavy as Avast.
     
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    Yeah me too. I did read that. Avira has a better detection rate.

    However, Avast has password protection (highly underestimated feature), faster updates an no annoying popups.

    In my experience the password protection (Avast) offers better protection that a slighty higher detection rate (Avira).
     
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