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Is Avira good?

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    Is Avira good?


    I keep having scan issues out of Panda. Is Avira any good? Can someone tell me about it?

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    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    If u plan on buying, i would suggest Norton, Kaspersky or Bitdefender.....
    If u have a samll budget, go for Norton Antivirus, Or If u have a bigger budget go for the advanced versions of the above antivirus
    ( Norton 360, Kaspersky Internet Security or Kaspersky Pure, BItdefender Total security, etc )
    Remember this is just my suggestion be sure to ask others if u have any doubts..........
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    I see no reason to waste money on paid AV for home usage, it is not like paid are better, quite the opposite.
    Paid versions contain more junk, which only increase performance usage and offer virtually nothing in return.
    Avira has a great detection and very little performance impact, I myself tend to recommend Qihoo 360 though.

    AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Real World Protection Test Overview
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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Everyone will give you their comments and recommendations but the ultimate decision whether to use it or not is up to you and what is best for you. You best source of information is reading the comments of users and not those of the manufacturers. As an example:
    Avira Free AntiVirus (2014) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

    Also look at ratings, as an example::
    16 best antivirus for PC and laptop: 2014's best antivirus for protection, performance value, and free best antivirus - PC Advisor

    You know enough about this forum what members prefer and you take what everyone says with a grain of salt. Do your own research, the ultimate decision is yours!
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I'm liking Comodo myself, an under the radar AV program. Tried many of the others and it is winning me over. It will pop up an allow menu quite frequently when installing software it doesn't recognize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I see no reason to waste money on paid AV for home usage, it is not like paid are better, quite the opposite.
    Paid versions contain more junk, which only increase performance usage and offer virtually nothing in return.
    Avira has a great detection and very little performance impact, I myself tend to recommend Qihoo 360 though.

    AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Real World Protection Test Overview
    I will give Qihoo360 a try, I have never heard of it, it looks good, Thanks.
    EDIT:
    Click image for larger version
    Update:
    It has got some nice features but it slows down the system a bit, so back to Defender
    Last edited by brummyfan; 30 Nov 2014 at 15:50. Reason: extra info
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    I'm having to send it back to Acer for a repair, as it has a hardware related problem.
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    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    I see no reason to waste money on paid AV for home usage, it is not like paid are better, quite the opposite.
    Paid versions contain more junk, which only increase performance usage and offer virtually nothing in return.
    Avira has a great detection and very little performance impact, I myself tend to recommend Qihoo 360 though.

    AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Real World Protection Test Overview
    I will give Qihoo360 a try, I have never heard of it, it looks good, Thanks.
    EDIT:
    Click image for larger version
    Update:
    It has got some nice features but it slows down the system a bit, so back to Defender
    Any security suite / Internet Security / Total Security is going to slow down your system a bit really doesn't matter who makes it. Quihoo360 Antivirus in conjunction with Windows Firewall and Malwarebytes works very well and does not put a hurting on your system.
    I like Quihoo360, the only problem is initially you will get hit with some false positives but after that it does what it is designed to do. If memory serves correctly, it also has the highest detection and removal rate of any Antivirus.
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    Okay. I will try it out.
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    AV programs are a matter of belief. The more you believe in them, the better they work for you.

    But seriously - run all your internet work from a virtuual Linux partition. That is the best protection you can get.
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