Avira Free Antivirus 2013

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  • 5.0 stars

    "After Avast's crash, this is your best option"

    April 17, 2013  |   By jaytee28

    Pros

    Is light, configurable and there is a huge website of help

    Cons

    Not as good as Avast, before Avast self-destructed

    Summary

    I'm sure many people like me are distraught, disgusted and totally pissed off former Avast converts.... I have used Avast for three years but the version 8 disaster has forced thousands to look for another free solution... AVG is fine if you want your PC paralyzed... Avira is the far better option ... lighter, very good independent results. I can live with a few nag screens after Avast almost killed my PC and betrayed my trust (and that of many tens of thousands of others).

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  • Reply by Glowing_Angel on May 1, 2013

    Avast is not as good as Avira, and it never will be, and AVG is also better that Avast and it always has been. Avast has never forced anybody to do anything there is always a fix. Even Avira has a fix, I never get a nag screen. This review is untrue.

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