Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Avira AntiVir

  1. #1
    Unknown Device wratterus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Top of the South
    Posts
    12,338

    Question Avira AntiVir

    Anyone use it? How good is it?

    I have installed it a couple of times, but never really been able to see how it does with blocking/removing viruses.

    I would take it over AVG Free 8.0, but that doesn't say much!

    Cheers.

    Edit - wrong forum dernit. If a mod sees this can they please move it and delete this line of text. Cheers.
    Last edited by wratterus; 16-05-2008 at 08:29 AM.
    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

  2. #2
    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    In the Wild West
    Posts
    24,212

    Default Re: Avira AntiVir

    It doesn't scan emails. Avast is better.

  3. #3
    Computer "Specialist" Agent_24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    64 Bitville
    Posts
    14,184

    Default Re: Avira AntiVir

    I use the free version on one of my computers, don't do email on it so that doesn't worry me. The paid versions do scan email though.

    Haven't had it detect anything major (but then it shouldn't need to, I don't download files like full_vista_ultimate_cracked.exe from limewire ) but I do get some items from temp internet files detected (I've got everything set to highest so probably some false positives in there - but I like it that way)

    AV-comparatives gives it a good rating - but then they also say norton is good

    But I'm just waiting for Comodo AV
    Last edited by Agent_24; 16-05-2008 at 12:20 PM.
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

  4. #4
    Unknown Device wratterus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Top of the South
    Posts
    12,338

    Default Re: Avira AntiVir

    Didn't realize it doesn't scan emails.

    Thanks for that though, pretty much confirmed what I thought.
    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

Similar Threads

  1. AntiVir Personal Edition
    By SMs in forum PressF1
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-01-2005, 05:33 PM
  2. Antivir
    By Bumfluff in forum PressF1
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-03-2004, 03:37 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-04-2003, 02:51 PM
  4. antivir or avg?
    By stevej in forum PressF1
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 29-11-2002, 04:01 PM
  5. AntiVir Personal Edition 6.16.14.68
    By stevej in forum PressF1
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-11-2002, 04:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •