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Written on: 19/01/2009
For Freeware- I would highly recommend Avira & likewise
for Avast. I utilized AVG Anti-Virus for a period however I found that in concert with Avast it took too long to run scans.
As a third option, AVG is also an excellent program however I have found that as they added a number of functions to their 2008 addition it doesn't function as well with AVAST as Avira
does. As a stand alone Anti-Virus it is very good… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/01/2009
It's protection is so powerful. Put in an infected flash or cd it detects it in less than two minutes yet the virus wouldn't have entered the system.
It is the best antivirus for now lets forget big names like avg, kaspersky, bitdefender, etc and face quality… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/01/2009
This is the best Anti virus i have ever used i highly recommend this one over anything esp. since i am a computer repair guy have a little business and this Anti virus has found virus and cleaned up many of my clients computers… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/12/2008 by Joecasss (1 review written)
It's amazing value, I'm only on a free trial and I'm overwelmed. I'm thinking of buying it to show support and it's great that it warns you as soon as it can, it constantly updates, protecting my computer, and it tells me everything that could be dangerous or is suspicious on my computer! Love it!
Overall I'm very very pleased with this product. Because when my trial had expired with my previous antivirus my friend told me about it and immediately did a scan and I was safe… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/11/2008 by cymon1211 (1 review written)
Scan my computer with ease and detect remove virus than other anti virus. Small memmory space. Works fine with my AMD 1.3 desktop pc. Very good anti virus. It secures my pc for a year now... Well recommend Avira AntiVir Antivirus… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/10/2008
Is the best been using for years tried all the so called top rated. This is the one. For those who complain about splash screen. Simple to put an end to. Find Avira in your comp programs open it up look through. Uncheck read and write box. Done no more pop ups… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/10/2008 by bubsywub (1 review written)
Over the years, I've used several antivirus programs starting with McAfee in the early years, followed by Norton, then Bitdefender. I liked Bitdefender V10, but recent updates have resulted in some issues on my computer so I was searching for a new program to try. I tried Avira and I'm EXTREMELY pleased. Setup was easy, and the program is very easy to use and most importantly, doesn't use a great deal of system resources. In other words, it doesn't slow the computer down, and for me and other's… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/10/2008 by testing the antivirus (1 review written)
Good detection rate! This antivirus is the best I've ever use so far.
Good news! Avira Antivirus won the first place in the 2008 antivirus competition!
Also, if you're using the free version, you can add comodo firwall 3 pro (free)... this firewall got 100% on the firewall test this year also!
This firewall doesn't even use a lot of memory, average memory use is around 128kb~300kb!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2008
Every thing that other antivirus can't have. Just something nearly perfect! Although I am not sure then I will uninstall it 'cause I always try new things but it will be one of the Best Antivirus that we can share to others… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2008 by weathermon (1 review written)
Fantastic antivirus, have been using since it was a 4mb free download back in 2004 and it's just been getting better everytime, I'm a computer tech and use avira on all the machines that come in and are running other antivirus software - Avira always picks up stuff that they miss - we're even a reseller of the premium version... it's that great. Uses very little resources and is very stable… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2008
I downloaded the free version of avira, and it seems to work well. But there are daily pop ups urging the purchase of the premium version; these can't be turned off, they pop up daily, and are very annoying. Would advise against downloading the free version unless you plan on getting the premium… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/09/2008
Very good detection rates
Almost no false positives
Uses a single process for the realtime scanner
Its worked very well for me, I've installed it on systems that had Norton AV that were sluggish and its found several viruses the Norton missed… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/08/2008
I have used various anti viruses and I find this the best free one going. I would recommend it to anybody. Very easy to install and no bad points… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2008
Easy to install, seems to work well. Caught two items on my computer that hadn't caused a problem yet, but would have.
The price was good, and I loved that I could get up to three years of subscription coverage at a time… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/07/2008 by verde (1 review written)
If someone ask me to recommend an free antivirus product, the first on my list would be Avira AntiVir. Excellent antivirus for a beginer user or even a more experienced one. For a beginer it could be like a plug and play product, install it and forget it. It will provide you the security you need… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/07/2008
Not ram hungry like others. Nice user interface, not very often but sometimes stops guarding. May be due to the update? It seems to detect better than kaspersky in my experience therefore I well recommend Avira Antivirus… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/06/2008 by tommo58 (1 review written)
Seems to use very little ram. Very fast scanner. Doesn't appear to conflict with Comodo firewall. Runs very smoothly.
On the whole, its a very good package and does what it says on the can. I have had no problems with this package. Well recommend AviraAntiVirus… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/05/2008
I used avg on all my home computers but decided to go different with my latest so I decided to try avira couldn't be more satisfied very efficient and user friendly. Well recommend Avira AntiVir Antivirus… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/04/2008
Download the new version 8 from Softpedia. Its worth downloading. They have revamped the User Interface and it looks professional. I have been using Avira Antivr for a longtime. For a free software, its more than I could ask for... Well recommended… Read Full Review
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