Avira Internet Security Suite

Avira Internet Security Suite

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 105 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    14.0.0.383
  • Total Downloads:
    1,161,795
  • Date Added:
    November 01, 2013
  • File Size:
    116.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    253
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/7/8

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3 stars

"Decent Anti-Virus, No Firewall (Just Windows Firewall)"

September 03, 2014  |  By Deathswalk

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

Does not impact system performance too much.
Antivirus protection is quite decent in detecting threats.
Protects host files from being changed.
Lightweight.

Cons

Constantly popped up that host files were being changed. I just disabled the notification in the settings.
Much slower full scan times (Avira: 1H 45m, others avg. 1H 5m) on a 500GB hard drive on my laptop.
Doesn't have a firewall. Instead uses Windows Firewall.

Summary

I'd first like to address the firewall. There is actually no firewall built into Avira. When you go to the firewall to configure it, it will actually open Windows Firewall. I don't care much for Microsoft's firewall.
Avira doesn't impact the system too much, unlike Comodo which can get really slow. There is NO hidden software in installation that you have to be careful in unchecking boxes and going through custom installations. Takes about an extra 35 seconds to do a full restart and have the system fully ready. By comparison Comodo takes on average 45 seconds extra overhead, Bitdefender was on par with ~36 seconds, and Avast had 25 seconds. (All data comes from Soluto where I'd derive the average across three resets)
Doing a full scan took much longer than many other AVs like Bitdefender, Avast, etc. Took an hour 45 minutes compared to BD's 1H 7m and Avast's 1H 1m.

Overall, I'd say not have a firewall built in does not make it worth the cost. I noticed that when I installed it, it labeled it as "Antivirus Pro" when I know I went to the internet security page to download it. I had to add the Internet security suite after the face.The big difference is that it comes with file encryption, but you can just use Truecrypt. If you look on Avira's main page comparing products you will notice that they do not have any mention of a firewall because they do not have it anymore.

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5 stars

"Great Antivirus!!!"

June 28, 2014  |  By dogesuchwow

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

Cheap price.
Very high detection rates.
Many features.
User interface.
Don't slow down PC.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Recommended for paid program.

Updated on Jun 28, 2014

I'm very happy.

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1 stars

"AVIRA on NSA paylist too? removes robust firewall!"

June 26, 2014  |  By UFCwh0re

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

Good Antivirus
low memory footprint
nice red color

Cons

Defrauding its PAYING customers of the firewall seem to be in line with NSA's way of doing business with tech companies to get more spy data as ever. spiegel <dot> de/international/germany/gchq-and-nsa-targeted-private-german-companies-a-961444 <dot> html

http://gigaom.com/2013/08/30/these-are-the-companies-alleged-to-have-links-to-the-nsa-surveillance-scandal/. H

Summary

Avira a slave for US based NSA can not be trusted anymore.

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5 stars

"Avira has best detection"

June 20, 2014  |  By mhimhdi

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

I like Avira so much. I use it for 8 years.

Cons

There is not Anti-Spam in Avira products.

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2 stars

"Avira Program Is A Disappointment"

March 13, 2014  |  By Makazestorm

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

It has good detection and protection. It has considerable fast scans and you dont have to worry about getting infected. Keeps your mind at ease in a dangerous internet world. Which it should do for you as a internet security suite.

Cons

Unfortuently and the reason they lost a customer is they decided for some reason to replace the avira firewall which was damn good and told us to use the windows firewall instead and neglected to inform us.

Summary

Avira has kept me safe for years and I had peace of mind until now. They removed the avira firewall in favor of the windows firewall. Which can leave you with unsafe results. They have lost me as a customer for this.

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5 stars

"6 Years no problems best program"

February 11, 2014  |  By photodeer

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

grabs problem file while you work fantastic

Cons

none very Happy

Summary

On line banking fantastic
Emails friends send you grabs it if there a problem
warns you if you go were virus web site
grabs Trojans worms
firewall no hackers
Avira,
backup,
firewall,
phishing,
virus
now speed up my old xp pc

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1 stars

"WHat were they thinking?!"

December 12, 2013  |  By potitoman

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

Good antivirus, easy interface, game mode and not too bad on system resources.

Cons

THERE IS NO FIREWALL! An internet security suite with no firewall. Let's make a house with doors or windows while we're at it.

Summary

Avira has removed it's firewall from the bundle and now what you get is basically the functionality of the antivirus suite but $20(AUD) more expensive. The only thing that differentiates it from the antivirus suite, it's the inclusion of a fairly ineffective parental control module.

I was a big fan of Avira. Good performance, good detection rate and a good firewall which was easy to use and gave you good control over network traffic. What made them think that replacing the firewall with Window's built in one is completely beyond me.
If you need an antivirus, save yourself $20 and buy the antivirus suite. If you need an internet security suite, look elsewhere.

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4 stars

"good product"

November 12, 2013  |  By dlsdds

 |  Version: Avira Internet Security Suite 14.0.0.383

Pros

easy to have problems fixed with a single click

Cons

takes a lot of hard drive space

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General
Publisher Avira
Publisher web site http://www.avira.com
Release Date September 30, 2013
Date Added November 01, 2013
Version 14.0.0.383
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 116.97MB
File Name avira_internet_security_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,161,795
Downloads Last Week 253
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $66.99

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