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Title: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: ladygaga345 on October 24, 2010, 11:56:45 AM
can someone explain to me which of these two is better??

im really having a hard time choosing free antivirus software

and im confused of avira and avast??

any suggestions?
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: RejZoR on October 24, 2010, 11:57:50 AM
Detection might be slightly more aggressive with AVIRA, but is also less configurable and also more annoying.
Overall i still think avast! is far better as a whole produdct.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Mike_X on October 24, 2010, 12:12:03 PM
You are asking on the avast! forum which is better from avast and avira. Of course it will be avast since most if not all on this forum use it. You shouldn't pick an antivirus based on others opinions. Just chose what suits you best.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: ladygaga345 on October 24, 2010, 12:15:35 PM
of course i found this forum useful with all of the users are very helpful and very accompanying than other forums!! so thats why i ask here!!
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 24, 2010, 12:44:47 PM
Avira: not as many bugs as in avast!
       better detection
   But
       the free version doesn't contains some features like web and mail shield
       it updates only once a day or fewer
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: YoKenny on October 24, 2010, 01:01:36 PM
1. Your signature does not indicate any information about your system so please go to PROFILE then Modify Profile then Forum Profile Information Signature: and put information about your system just like my signature about your system just like my signature so that the helpers can offer pertinent advice.

2. Please start reading the avast! Blog for latest news: http://blog.avast.com
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: SpeedyPC on October 24, 2010, 01:11:37 PM
Detection might be slightly more aggressive with AVIRA, but is also less configurable and also more annoying.
Overall i still think avast! is far better as a whole produdct.

+1 ;) ;D

I've used this software before on my spare laptop computer and believe it very aggressive I don't it and it not like you're trying to have a huge fight to be fully protected, because it far less configurable and also more annoying compare to Avast free version believe when I say this because Avast free version has more AV security protection option compare to AVIRA free version.

ladygaga345 why don't you compare both free version of AVIRA vs Avast and see who has the most AV security option compare their version before you make your final installation choice, my vote for you is Avast believe me ;)
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Mr.Agent on October 24, 2010, 04:58:22 PM
Well firstly i dont agree at all for the detection of Avira.

Why ? Because its has no a good detection at all in term of exploit. I did see many and when i say many left over by them and its true !

So now a day if there so many sites that is infected what you would choice ? A good anti virus with exploit detection and not bad for rest or a good anti virus that is only good for detect trojan ?

I think you see now.

Mr.Agent
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: DavidR on October 24, 2010, 05:25:39 PM
@ ladygaga345
The thing that is never considered when choosing an AV is what kind of support will I get if I have any problem and you have seen that in spades in these forums, prompt and helpful responses and not all related to avast, but you still received help.

So you have lots of personal experience of avast and the support in these forums and that has to count a lot more than any limited review, etc. Not to mention If the AV doesn't have all the elements/shields that you need, then detection is the last of your issues. Whilst avira has a relatively good detection rate (but it isn't streets ahead by any recent tests) it also has a slightly higher rate of false positives.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Mr.Agent on October 24, 2010, 05:42:03 PM
I like your post DavidR. +1000000000...
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: SpeedyPC on October 24, 2010, 06:56:58 PM
I like your post DavidR. +1000000000...

Me too.............David your very clever when out spoken with words ;) ;D
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Lisandro on October 24, 2010, 07:59:50 PM
Detection might be slightly more aggressive with AVIRA, but is also less configurable and also more annoying.
Overall i still think avast! is far better as a whole product.
Avira is MUCH MORE annoying with its stupid popups... Unbelievable policy!
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Lisandro on October 24, 2010, 08:03:15 PM
Well firstly i dont agree at all for the detection of Avira.
Why ? Because its has no a good detection at all in term of exploit. I did see many and when i say many left over by them and its true !
avast is better on exploits. Avira is better on binaries. afik.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 24, 2010, 08:54:01 PM
avast! is better on exploits, but Avira has much better trojan, viruse, spyware and adware detection.
Today, I found four undetected malicious sites.
And avast has more bugs than Avira.
BUT Avira Personal - Free Antivirus hasn't got anti-rootkit.
 
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Mr.Agent on October 24, 2010, 09:12:31 PM
But avast! isnt bad for detect trojans, viruses, spywares and adwares also. Avira has a such annoying removal !!!! (scan after removing a virus !)

Also like tech said that pop ups of Avira is ANNOYING ! :o

avast! got ads but between me its feel more better than a big pop ups that appear you in your face or dont fit in the interface...

avast! i dont think got mores bugs than Avira im sure ! A program will never got 0 bug so who care ?
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 24, 2010, 09:29:31 PM
But avast! isnt bad for detect trojans, viruses, spywares and adwares also. Avira has a such annoying removal !!!! (scan after removing a virus !)

Also like tech said that pop ups of Avira is ANNOYING ! :o

avast! got ads but between me its feel more better than a big pop ups that appear you in your face or dont fit in the interface...

avast! i dont think got mores bugs than Avira im sure ! A program will never got 0 bug so who care ?


Try to uninstall avast and install for example AVG10 to somebody's PC. He/She will say that her/his computer is faster, it works better and AVG catch a lot of malwares.
avast's detection is very bad. It didn't catch 7 malwares, and about 3 malsites in my computer.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: WildWestGuy on October 24, 2010, 09:35:07 PM
I'm talking from NOT AN AVAST! USER OPINION NEITHER AVIRA...

But I'm saying this...

Avira was great back when version 9,8 and so on... but their new version, tested it, it could not block any zero-day/hour threat.

Avast! blocked something like 6/10 with free antivirus, I would go with Avast! cause Avast! has improved alot by version 4.8

I think Avira this way:

Older version that are free, but better than payed, their next version shall fail.

Regards,
Armin.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Lisandro on October 24, 2010, 09:41:58 PM
What is a bad movement from Avira is shifting protection for only the paid version.
Indeed, the free version is deprecated compared to old versions and also with other free antivirus.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 24, 2010, 09:42:30 PM
I'm talking from NOT AN AVAST! USER OPINION NEITHER AVIRA...

But I'm saying this...

Avira was great back when version 9,8 and so on... but their new version, tested it, it could not block any zero-day/hour threat.

Avast! blocked something like 6/10 with free antivirus, I would go with Avast! cause Avast! has improved alot by version 4.8

I think Avira this way:

Older version that are free, but better than payed, their next version shall fail.

Regards,
Armin.


avast's zero-day protection is 0. See Av-Comparatives proactive tests.
And it hasn't got behavior shield for x64. And I read in this forum that avast's behavior shield is useless.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Lisandro on October 24, 2010, 09:49:21 PM
avast's zero-day protection is 0. See Av-Comparatives proactive tests.
Indeed a point to be better. And a very serious one.
I've asked so in the first post of this thread: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=64382.0

And it hasn't got behavior shield for x64. And I read in this forum that avast's behavior shield is useless.
Check if it was not a problem of August 13th Windows update. It was already corrected.
It's simple NOT true that it does nothing.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 24, 2010, 10:01:11 PM
avast's zero-day protection is 0. See Av-Comparatives proactive tests.
Indeed a point to be better. And a very serious one.
I've asked so in the first post of this thread: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=64382.0

And it hasn't got behavior shield for x64. And I read in this forum that avast's behavior shield is useless.
Check if it was not a problem of August 13th Windows update. It was already corrected.
It's simple NOT true that it does nothing.

The Behavior Shield is only can detect exploits, isn't it?

The not very well heuristics is a big problem...  :(


avast!'s protectin will never be as good as COMODO's protection.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: YoKenny on October 24, 2010, 10:12:30 PM
@ Tech

Arguing with 12-es_csaj that appears to be Femail is fruitless as they know everything. ;)
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: 12-es_csaj on October 24, 2010, 10:18:25 PM
@ Tech

Arguing with 12-es_csaj that appears to be Femail is fruitless as they know everything. ;)

I wrote my experiences and other people's experiences in lots of forums.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: firzen771 on October 24, 2010, 10:52:57 PM
@ Tech

Arguing with 12-es_csaj that appears to be Femail is fruitless as they know everything. ;)

I wrote my experiences and other people's experiences in lots of forums.

only diff is u repeat urself endlessly... and btw, ur little "test" of 7 pieces of malware and 3 sites shows about as much in avasts effectiveness as me saying it detected EICAR so its a perfect AV, tests of that size are useless and worthless.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: YoKenny on October 24, 2010, 10:58:56 PM
@ Tech

Arguing with 12-es_csaj that appears to be Femail is fruitless as they know everything. ;)

I wrote my experiences and other people's experiences in lots of forums.

How to spread rumors:
Telephone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone
Television http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television
Telematry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemetry
Tell a woman as that spreads faster than the Internet ;)
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Cassy on November 18, 2010, 03:15:08 AM
What is a bad movement from Avira is shifting protection for only the paid version.
I will probably shortly update my Avira 9 to Avira 10, and I don't understand Tech's comment here.  What kind of protection is Avira removing from the free version?

Thanks.
C.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Hexo on November 18, 2010, 01:02:11 PM
I was using avira the last 5 years. It was a very AV Scanner.
But since version 10.... all my computers (we got 5 pc´s) slowed down.
So i tested avast 5 free and it is much faster then avira. I like avast really.
Now i run Avast 5 IS on two computer and i am happy.
I think the normal detection is with both systems good.
The Proactiv System on Avira isn´t still working on windows 64bit (the same problem as avast)
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Sammo on November 18, 2010, 07:40:47 PM
Also, see the attached graphic I got from one of the av testing sites.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Cassy on November 18, 2010, 10:43:47 PM
Hi!

Can anyone answer the question I asked Tech:

What is a bad movement from Avira is shifting protection for only the paid version.
I will probably shortly update my Avira 9 to Avira 10, and I don't understand Tech's comment here.  What kind of protection is Avira removing from the free version?

I'm shortly going to have to either update Avira to v.10 or find another AV solution, and I'd like to know about this new limitation on Avira Free before I do.

Thanks.
C.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: bong2x on November 18, 2010, 11:58:31 PM
wow old post coming back to life ;D

will cassy only you can answer your question ;) as you are the user of that product :D

try to summarize the all good deed that your product can give you

then we give you also what avast can give us :D :D as avast user ;)

at the end we settle the score. and give the conclusion  what is the most trusted product ;)

regards!!!


 
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: spede1 on November 19, 2010, 12:06:40 AM
I've never needed much support from antivirus companies but it would seem Avast has one of the best support teams.  As a customer, post-support really means a lot. Norton, McAfee and some of the other more well know companies have terrible support, I'm not familiar with how helpful Avira is but I would choose Avast over Avira any day.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: BobbyZee67 on November 19, 2010, 02:12:19 AM
 
  For what it's worth,I've previously used both the Avira Security Suite and Antivir Personal and I was always having problems. With the
  Security Suite it was mainly FP's and with Antivir,it was the updating. Back then,my computing knowledge was zilch so maybe I might
  have stayed with Avira if I'd have known a little more then and had the Avira forums support had been a little more helpful!
 
  I've gone from Avast to Avira,dabbled with MSE and now back with Avast5 which runs seamlessly with Malwarebytes(Full),Superantispyware
  and Vista FW and when I've felt the need to contact Avast forums, good friendly advice has always been available. I'm sure,both have
  their pros and cons but as David said in his earlier reply,helpful and friendly support is essential to those of us who are not as
  technically "savvy" as some others.

  Best Wishes to all,

  BobbyZee67
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: YoKenny on November 19, 2010, 02:04:58 PM
I agree with BobbyZee67 and spede1.

My experience is that Avira Support do not like other applications like WinPatrol nor MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on the system as they feel thay are the best solution for system protection.  ::)
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Omid Farhang on November 19, 2010, 03:03:39 PM
ladygaga345, Don't waste your time ask this question in avast or Avira forum, they will never give you honest and fair response. in avast! forum you will get answer that avast is best and in Avira forum they will say Avira is best.

Read the test test Results from Fair companies like AV-Test.org and AV-Comparatives.com and also go ask this question in Security forums else than avast and Avira.

My vote for Free antivirus is avast and for paid (and my recommended security solution) is Avira PSS.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: gillest on November 19, 2010, 05:16:11 PM
+1 ^^^^^^
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Mr.Agent on November 19, 2010, 06:27:36 PM
ladygaga345, Don't waste your time ask this question in avast or Avira forum, they will never give you honest and fair response. in avast! forum you will get answer that avast is best and in Avira forum they will say Avira is best.

Read the test test Results from Fair companies like AV-Test.org and AV-Comparatives.com and also go ask this question in Security forums else than avast and Avira.

My vote for Free antivirus is avast and for paid (and my recommended security solution) is Avira PSS.

I like more avast! Internet Security than Avira PSS. As avast! look more for beginners and experts.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: spg SCOTT on November 19, 2010, 08:46:32 PM
I like more avast! Internet Security than Avira PSS. As avast! look more for beginners and experts.

That is what Omid meant, you will always get conflicting opinions, simply because everyone's opinion is different.

Personally I don't even bother with the av testing websites, for me it is about personal experience with the software...and I don't believe that anyone can give a completely unbiased response to the question, Which is best?...so it shouldn't be answered. (that's my opinion anyway :P)
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: Mr.Agent on November 19, 2010, 09:11:03 PM
Ok Scott...

I understand now.
Title: Re: Avast vs. Avira
Post by: BobbyZee67 on November 20, 2010, 12:18:21 PM
 
  Bet you didn't guess you would get nearly 40 replies to your question did you ladygaga!!!

  Omid,just wanted to say that in my opinion,most replies are neither saying Avira or Avast is the better of the two in how they deal
  with malware. For many people it comes down to help and support from the respective forums and it seems to be in this area that Avast
  has the edge.

  At the end of the day,it's down to ladygaga and she should give both programs a run before deciding which to stick with.

  Cheers, BobbyZee67