Avira Free Antivirus 2013

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Better but still not good enough"

    October 6, 2012  |   By jaytee28

    Pros

    Fast scans, and I am sure that it finds bad stuff

    Cons

    Massive effect on boot time and still asks you to uninstall Malwarebytes

    Summary

    As someone who was very happy with Avira for a long time, I changed to Avast last year after Avira forced the toolbar onto users. Seeing the new review I thought I'd give Avira another chance.

    I am sure it does the job protection wise, but why does it still ask you to uninstall Malwarebytes (which I'd trust over any of these)?

    Also Avira quadrupled the boot time of my PC. Not good enough. Avast isn't perfect but it's better than this.

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  • Reply by EricVonZipper on October 10, 2012

    Avast also has a sandbox and zero day detection.

  • Reply by musicman4you on October 6, 2012

    You can just ignore the message you get to uninstall Malwarebytes and Malwarebyes will work fine with Avira.Just Google it like I did or go to the Avira Forums.

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