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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best."

    September 1, 2007  |   By vkotzath

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7.0.04.15

    Pros

    Great protection,detects most malware.Fast,reliable,and lite on resourses.

    Cons

    Some false positives.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Powerful tool!"

    August 17, 2007  |   By Anonymous220

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7.0.04.15

    Pros

    Great and i can kicked back in front of my pc without worrying to surf online ;)

    And i do recommended to use Avast free edition as well.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I give this AV scanner 4.5 stars."

    August 9, 2007  |   By Chainmail2006

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7.0.04.15

    Pros

    There are only twp anti virus applications that I trust beyond a doubt to keep my computers clean. This one and "Kaspersky". This scanner has an extremely large data base. It has a rootkit scanner thats great and very much needed with todays threats. It has great detection and removal of viruses, trojans and some spyware. It ranks number one at av comparisons website. The shields are outstanding and with the paid version you get a great email guard. I trust it and have it installed on one of my computers. But one of the best things about it is the price. Compared to other, quality AV scanners, including "Kaspersky", this one has the best price.

    Cons

    The shields can be a pain in the rear. this AV scanner insists when it detects a nasty that something be done about it. But, I learned to let it do it's thing and trust it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I don't like AntiVir either."

    July 19, 2007  |   By tomwa53

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7.0.04.15

    Pros

    It's like the other reviewer said. It didn't find anything except what AVG free left behind. I prefer free security software but I don't think they should all be free. AntiVir has good shields and good detection and it removes everything but so does AVG Free. I won't pay for anti virus software when there are good free ones. I give AntiVir Premium 3 stars but I don't recommend it because it's not free.

    Cons

    Just because it's good and sells at a reasonable price doesn't mean I will buy it. Just use AVG free instead. I to had my reviews pulled. All 521 of them that I worked so hard for so long on. I was wrong and it was a foolish thing to do because I had 34,000 plus helpful votes but I hated that I had 5,00 or so not helpful votes so don't vote my reviews not helpful. now, I will pay back the people who made me mad.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "AntiVir Premium isn't so good."

    July 19, 2007  |   By gerrigG85

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7.0.04.15

    Pros

    I gave it a try because of all the good reviews. It didn't find anything. Thats because I use AVG Free which is much better and free to. I give AntiVir Premium 2 stars and don't recommend it.

    Cons

    It has a bad interface and wouldn't update. It didn't find any viruses and I alyways have at least 2 on my computer. It cost $27.00 and I won't pay for software. These companies owe us these things. all software should be free. I pulled my reviews once but I'm back and I will fight people who vote my reviews not helpful so please give me all helpful votes.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I SAY IT'S GOOD"

    July 18, 2007  |   By DARK_MINISTRY

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7

    Pros

    making any other opinion absolutely useless. there is no need to tell you what's good about it. i said so is all that's needed. what higher authority could you possibly need? all who disagree, are therefore idiots, morons, or both.

    Cons

    NONE! I SAID IT"S GOOD>>>> YOU FOOLS THERE ARE NO CONS

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  • 4.0 stars

    "great all in one scanner"

    July 15, 2007  |   By DARK_EMPIRE

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7

    Pros

    i have reviewed this app before, it's one of the top two malware scanners. if you're not running antivir premium or a kaspersky powered scanner. you're running a second rate product. that's all there is to it. year after year. it's the same two malware scanners on top. if you disagree.....move along. you're entitled to be wrong.

    Cons

    cons? none. but i read an interesting comment on cnet's forum concerning av scanners published in europe. the person talked about these overseas companies may be spying on us. another commenter beat me to the punch. he had the perfect reply. his commeny....."do you preferred to be spied on by american publishers" well said. i promise you mcafee snoops you out more than any publisher on the planet. rock kaspersky and avira. i'll stick with the best over the most popular anyday!!!!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "great all in one scanner"

    July 14, 2007  |   By DARK_WILEY

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7

    Pros

    scans for all types of malware. making it an all in one scanner. the low amount of downloads from this site is misleading. if i was going to get any avira product. i would not do it here. i'd go to their site. besides a large portion of the population doesn't wany to pay for an av scanner. hence the problems they face.

    after all my years working with pc's and working with various security tools. i came to a conclusion about 8-9 months ago. anyone with intermediate or better skills with a pc. should be using only one of two malware scanners. that would be either antivir premium. or one that's powered by kaspersky. anything else is second rate. i don't wanna hear it from panda lovers, or anyone else. avira did have a short lived problem in the past. i happen to know what the problem was. and it's gone. and to those that point out all the features of these various "brands" it doesn't matter. antivir premium and kaspersky hound every file you access so rabidly. nothing has a chance. the web shields allow nothing.

    to those of you too lazy to learn one of these apps. ( and it does take a little time to fully utilize the potential of them) especially kaspersky. enjoy your malware!

    Cons

    for me? none....... for the folks that insist on finding cracks or keygens...you are barking up the wrong tree! besides. it's a lousy 27 bucks pay for it you cheap pricks!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I have been virus free for 10 months."

    July 12, 2007  |   By sharkhunter922

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7

    Pros

    And it's not only viruses. It's trojans and worms too. At $27 bucks a year there is no better AV software out there. I've tried "McAfee", "Norton", "Kapersky", "F-Secure". "Avast Pro" ans all the free ones and none have done this type of job for so long a period. The shields are excellent and they are super fast to react to any nasty before it gets in. It checks all incoming and outgoing emails, runs fast with minimal recourse usage, has never slowed my computer in any way and scans every single file on your computer. It comes with the largest signature file I've ever seen (closing in on 800,000). Updates every day on it's own and it works great on my new "Vista" computer. As long as it does this great job for me, I won't consider looking at anything else. I just can't recommend it strongly enough. If you haven't tried it, your missing a great program.

    Cons

    The free trial has some limitations but once you try it you will like it. If you can afford a paid AV app, there are none better.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "4.5 stars is my rating."

    June 30, 2007  |   By UM Canes

    Version: Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 7

    Pros

    I bought this app in May of this year. I bought a new computer the first of this month. It's a nice "Dell" with "Vista Home Premium" as an operating system. I did my best to leave the "Dell" factory image on the HDD. But no matter what I did, I couldn't get the performance out of it. I tried many security apps including "Trend Micro Suite 2007", the new "Zone Alarm 7.1 Suite" (for Vista) and some stand alone freeware apps with no good results. Finally, I reformatted to kill the "Dell" garbage. By this time, "Zone Labs" had also released their free firewall for "Vista". I reinstalled my software and with the apps, "AntiVir Personal Premium" as my anti virus app. I combined this app with "Counter Spy" and the "Zone Alarm free Firewall. The machine came to life, cashed it's memory and flies like a jet now. The app is extremely lite on recourses and it's effective on viruses, trojans and worms. It has a superior guard technology, including an email guard. The detection and removal rate is among the highest I have ever seen. It can be purchased in the US for about $27.00 and is worth every penny. Antivir is ICSA certified and has the largest most complete database of any AV product, period (well over 750,000 signatures). You can check it for yourselves by going to a few web sites like av-comparatives.org. They are a totally independent lab with one of the highest compilation of test samples in the world. I love this app and recommend it highly for both "XP" and "Vista".

    Cons

    So, the interface isn't great. I'd rather stay clean then have pretty.

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