Avira is also among the cheapest ($20) but if I were not paying a cent I’d still prefer a virus scanner that finds the most actual viruses to one with auxiliary features found in other free apps anyways…but that’s just me 88)
I tested Avira 7, i didn’t like problems with updates, nag screens, problems with umbrella in sys tray. Only in english.
No e-mail check, no msn check, no web shield in free version.
-checks: mail, msn, P2P(well, i don’t use P2P programs),web… It has got very good detection rate, and i do safe surfing with F and a lot of security extensions.
-no update problems.
-In my language.
-Very light in resorces.
-And now detects spyware too.
With CBOClean, ST(no HIPS) and, of course, CFP(with D+), i feel totally safe
I am a loyal AntiVir user and will be the 1st to admit that it’s one of the uglier gui’s and the free addition can be slow(er than some) and, yes, there are the nag screens. But my sole concern with an anti-virus is detection and removal, period.
I now use Prem but Classic saved my hiney too many times to count…ok, like, seven.
Well, i’m telling about free version,not paid.
I use only free programs:
AVAST(install and forget), CBOClean, ST, CFP, CMF and Win Patrol free.
I prefer an average product more than the best detection rate but missing modules and slowing down my PC, and i hate nag screens(install and remember purchase pro version,hahaha).
I had only an infection and was with my first PC, i was a newbi.
But it’s my opinion.
I don’t care about the GUI, as long as the anti-virus is good. I wouldn’t choose some flashy anti-virus with a detection rate of 70% instead of one with a semi-ugly GUI and detection rates of 95-99%.
I don’t find it hard at all to navigate to the various areas of Avast!. You might not find everything at once if you’re new to Avast!, but you’ll learn it very fast. It’s the same with all softwares, you’ll have to learn how to use them.
I think most folks (if most are like me) get used to something, have a relatively positive experience with it, then decide that’s the best. The more I use it - the easier it gets, the easier it gets - the more I’ll proclaim my love for it. That’s why I’m still running Windows 3.0 on a Commodore 64.