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  1.    18 Oct 2015 #1
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    Avira for Windows 10?


    After reading this, I decided to use Avira for Windows 10:

    Test antivirus software for Windows 8 - June 2015 | AV-TEST

    Anyone had any bad experience with Avira on W10?

    Thank you
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  2.    19 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Wyandotte, MI
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    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    It's not very good, don't trust every review out there... AVG, Avast and Avira are garbage... Use Defender (free with Win10) and Malwarebytes Premium and you're all set, Good luck!
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  3.    20 Oct 2015 #3
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    I wouldn't be in any rush to condemn AVG or push Malwarebytes since Norton's Internet Security and VIPRE Internet Security 2015 soon 2016 both offer working firewall and web filtering features. Avast like McAFail on the other hand is low end garbage to avoid. I ran McAFail as one of the first av programs and moved soon to AVG for a good period of time until advised about VIPRE which presently seems to be the top of the line put out now by GFI who bought out Sunbelt previously known for their firewall softwares.

    Windows Defender doesn't actually do much of anything and is immediately disabled once any av program goes on. Web filtering that blocks our suspicious coded sites and not clicking on things is what will do the most to prevent bugs from getting on. I call VIPRE the over protective nanny here since I have to shut it down often enough to find a site lacks any malwares but due to some coding raises flags with the av software here.

    Some time back before giving VIPRE a try I remember taking a look at Avira along with some others which included Avast and ended up dumping all of them! and sticking with AVG until that was replaced. Malwarebytes came nowhere near to what I was finding when giving VIPRE the 30 day free trial a go! http://www.softexia.com/anti-virus/i...rnet-security/

    The 2016 version is now available as well as seeing top ratings. VIPRE Internet Security 2016 Review & Comparison

    PCMag did a review on the 2015 version. ThreatTrack Vipre Internet Security 2015 Review & Rating | PCMag.com
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  4.    22 Oct 2015 #4
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    W10Prox64

    Everyone has their opinion. I happen to like Avast! very much, and stay away from AVG. However, if you're willing to pay, I might suggest using Defender with Malwarebytes premium. That seems to be a good combination.
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  5.    22 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    For some weird reason I really dislike the need for registering AVAST. I am also pretty satisfied with WD so far.
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  6.    22 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    For some weird reason I really dislike the need for registering AVAST. I am also pretty satisfied with WD so far.
    Yeah, it's a small annoyance, but I understand why they do it.

    AVG are planning to capture your browsing info and use it to make money, so I'd steer clear of them.
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  7.    22 Oct 2015 #7
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    I was referred to VIPRE 5yrs. ago by a mechanical engineer who has also done work for MS at times when getting into discussions with a Symantec security analyst and gave the 30 day trial a go. With VIPRE on you don't need anything else but common sense for the most part not to be clicking on the wrong things like fake wares trying to get you to pay for a fake program or flagging new freewares you might download with an option for a Yahoo or Google toolbar you don't want! Addon toolbars tend to leave browsers more vulnerable to exploits.
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  8.    22 Oct 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    It's not very good, don't trust every review out there... AVG, Avast and Avira are garbage... Use Defender (free with Win10) and Malwarebytes Premium and you're all set, Good luck!
    Having been hijacked using your above recommended AV suggestions + Mbam anti-exploit on EDGE, I think it irresponsible to call your above stated AV packages as garbage, especially as I have been using one or the other for at least thirty years without being infected.
    I am using Avira at the present time as I do not trust Defender, once bitten twice shy.
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  9.    22 Oct 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Having been hijacked using your above recommended AV suggestions + Mbam anti-exploit on EDGE, I think it irresponsible to call your above stated AV packages as garbage, especially as I have been using one or the other for at least thirty years without being infected.
    I am using Avira at the present time as I do not trust Defender, once bitten twice shy.
    .
    I agree, AVG and Avast are good AV tools. I like AVG the most.
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  10.    22 Oct 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Having been hijacked using your above recommended AV suggestions + Mbam anti-exploit on EDGE, I think it irresponsible to call your above stated AV packages as garbage, especially as I have been using one or the other for at least thirty years without being infected.
    I am using Avira at the present time as I do not trust Defender, once bitten twice shy.
    .
    I never trusted Malware bota mites for anything having tried that one and found it ineffective. I ran with AVG for many moons however while the average av program still lacks the instant recognition of malwares slipped inside downloads as well as adbots until running a scan after something is already on! I found AVast to be worse off then AVG and Symantec System Works proceeding AVG on Legacy much improved over McAFailure guaranteed! But it was too big when it came time for find something for XP later.

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I agree, AVG and Avast are good AV tools. I like AVG the most.
    The AVG Free was the best of the lot for the free versions while far from the best for paid av products. Kaspersky and BitDefender hold some better reviews while so far to date if not running VIPRE I would be looking at the Norton Internet Security option since that also offers what straight av program typically lack being firewall and web filtering type protections!

    When I mentioned earlier about going to open a folder where a download went the firewall was kicking in without a ton of user prompts but the alert on a trojan found. Those would turn out to be Yahoo or Google toolbar options being blocked.

    While no software is even 100% picking one that offers multiple layers of protection is the best move. Firewall protection with options note not lacking options along with web filtering will tend to keep more garbage off then the need to see more removed to begin with!

    Since we are on the topic of comparisons made between av programs I thought it was time to add in what you would likely run into at a review site. 2016 Internet Security Software Reviews & Comparisons

    The first page shows Vipre Internet Security at 96% while the second page showing the regular Vipre av without firewall and web filtering features at 95% being a 1% difference while in fact the firewall and web filtering actually do much more then reviews will ever reveal in preventing malwares from getting on in the first place. Top 10 PC Antivirus Software Comparison | PC Antivirus Reviews

    The one thing you will find with any of the newer updated softwares is the ability to run quietly in the background for those times when a scheduled to run scan won't cause havoc for pc gaming as one of the main gripes heard over the years! Yet the av program may tag an old title's exe file as soon as you go to play some old game! I run into the need to keep adding the sof.exe file for Soldier of Fortune II often enough while that requires the cd in the drive it's still placed in quarantine at times from the folder the installer created for the game locally on the drive.
    Last edited by Night Hawk; 22 Oct 2015 at 23:33. Reason: Additional reference
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