New version of AntiVir-now with anti spyware!!

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_topic_old
New version of AntiVir-now with anti spyware!!
Avatar
Jim Hillier
Admin
Forum Posts: 2492
Member Since:
August 9, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
March 17, 2009 - 6:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yes folks...it appears the people at Avira have been listening to their users. According to 'Download.com' the latest [b:2pk03r0a]free [/b:2pk03r0a]version of AntiVir (V9) now includes the anti spyware [i:2pk03r0a]and[/i:2pk03r0a] anti adware components, which were previously available only in the commercial version. Strangely though, this information does not appear on the AntiVir Free home page, the version comparison guide still shows the anti-spware and anti-adware feature unticked (not available) for the free version. This may simply be because they have not yet updated their web site?
There are other improvements too, for more information read this article from the 'Download.com' blog:
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10 ... ontentBody

I have been a long time fan of Avast and have been using it for years.....AntiVir has always been recognised and applauded for its excellent detection rates and if the anti-spyware and anti-adware component has indeed been added, I shall seriously consider changing over.

cheers......JIM

Avatar
Jim Hillier
Admin
Forum Posts: 2492
Member Since:
August 9, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
March 18, 2009 - 9:28 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

A quick follow up. Avira have now updated their web site and included the anti-spyware feature in the comparison chart for the free version. However, they refer to the anti-spyware component in the free version as 'Basic' and in the Premium version as 'Enhanced'.....hmmm, I think I shall stick with Avast after all.

cheers....JIM

Avatar
Ken Harthun
Mod
Forum Posts: 86
Member Since:
August 11, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
March 19, 2009 - 6:43 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

A quick follow up. Avira have now updated their web site and included the anti-spyware feature in the comparison chart for the free version. However, they refer to the anti-spyware component in the free version as 'Basic' and in the Premium version as 'Enhanced'.....hmmm, I think I shall stick with Avast after all.

cheers....JIM[/quote:14anlv3w]

Well, if they gave away their full commercial version, they wouldn't have anything to sell. I think there's a better spin they could put on it to get people to switch to them. I've used Avira. It's a great product and I still base my bootable [url=http://askthegeek.kennyhart.com/index.php/2008/09/10/how-to-make-a-bootable-thumb-drive-virus-scanner-for-ntfs-2008-update/:14anlv3w]thumb drive virus scanner[/url:14anlv3w] on their rescue CD release.

Forum Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis

Most Users Ever Online: 188

Currently Online:
18 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 1272

Moderators: 3

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 19

Topics: 1538

Posts: 11824

Administrators: Jim Hillier, Richard Pedersen, David Hartsock, Marc Thomas

Moderators: Judy Novotny, Jason Shuffield, Mail Poet