Avira Free Antivirus 2013

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Only 1 reason it's on my computer"

    April 11, 2013  |   By saffire045


    The good thing about the scheduled scan is it will let you know if there are hidden objects in your system if you set it up to scan rook kits at installation. It doesn't get rid of them but at least you know they are there and can use other AV scanners to wipe them out.


    Real time protection is not provided - a 5 second pop up will appear telling you malware just entered your system and asks you if you want it removed. If you don't click fast enough the malware is allowed to stay and the pop up is gone. Misses some that MS Sec Essential and Super Spyware found.


    Good as a back up but that's all. I assume the paid for version does offer real time protection but not sure on that. Since they're all in competition with each other they don't share virus info so none of them are perfect.

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