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Avira is a German IT security company with more than thirty years of history. It has plenty of services to offer, including VPN, software upgrader, and more. But the key focus is antivirus protection which is highly scored by the independent labs. And they keep on improving. The team has just introduced an upgraded version of Avira Antivirus for 2020.
The latest update to Avira Antivirus adds Online Essentials, Avira's Web dashboard, a more approachable, more modern, and more encompassing way to manage security across your devices.
Avira is a strong antivirus which demonstrates outstanding lab results in terms of safety and confidentiality. It has been called one of the best antivirus 2020 . The company is constantly working on improvements and does everything to be ahead of any malicious activity.
Avira is also great because it supports multiple devices. The prices for packages and extras are relatively low. Plus, it is simple to use, and it would not slow the operational process of your machine.
Perchance, the main downside is their system of client support but still nothing bad.
Pros & Cons
Avira offers both free and paid versions. Many experts say that you should not spend money on premium packages since the difference is not significant. Plus, competitors offer much more for the same money. The choice is yours, of course.
- It has better security features than numerous top-notch antivirus programs
- High scored protection (according to the lab tests)
- Protection Cloud Technology makes it possible to scan obscure files in real time
- Affordable package for multiple devices
We don't like:
- If compared to the free option, no significant difference in protection
- Messy setup and employment, each tool is a separate module which should be installed on its own
Highlights of Avira Antivirus
- Compatibility with Windows, Android, iOS or MacOS
- Light and fast updates
- Focus on ransomware protection
- Premium and free versions
- Check of attachments, downloads and USB devices (paid versions)
- Premium cloud protection capabilities
- Repair of damaged files
- Unbounded customer support (paid versions)
- No adds (paid versions)
- Gamer mode
Avira is definitely among the strongest antivirus products we currently know. And it has several distinctive features which make it very compatible. Thus, Avira is best for:
- Ransomware detection and malware protection (even the brand-new kinds)
- Using in large organizations
- Using at home where several people have different devices
Given the large variety of antivirus programs on the market, it is not always easy to choose which one to install on your device. A higher price does not always mean a better product. One of the ways to make a choice is to compare several products (which is not an easy task). Fortunately, there are several labs which do tests and share their results with users.
Therefore, several testing labs have already racked Avira Antivirus Pro 2020. And here is what they have to say.
AV-Test (February 2020): Avira gained a 100% percent for its efficiency in the zero-day, online, and email dangers test. They have also tested Avira against malware, and the antivirus got 99.9 percent. It also scored 6 out of 6 points for the level of protection, usability, and performance.
Real-world protection test (Feb-Mar 2020): Avira locked 100% of the threats with only one false alarm. The antivirus showed 96.6% detection rate of offline threats and 99.9% detection level of online threats with two false positives. Protection rate when being online appeared to be 99.98%.
[infobox]Note that the tests were conducted on different platforms.[/infobox]
With all said, Avira Antivirus is definitely one of the most credible and secure products. However, when using an antivirus, you probably don’t feel like noticing how it works. All in all, you are willing to see the outcomes and not the act itself.
There are plenty of antivirus programs which will make your computer run slower. Which is annoying. But this is not the case with Avira. In fact, the company says that the new edition has several times better performance than any other security product in terms of minimizing delays when working.
If you are still not sure whether you need to install an antivirus at all and Avira in particular, we want to remind you that it is much easier to prevent malware than to recover data from infected files. In fact, Avira has guidelines on the ways to remove malware from your device. It even offers a Removal Tool. But you won’t rescue your files if they are completely destroyed.
Once you install Avira, make sure it goes through regular updates. And still, don’t forget to be careful with everything you do online.
Ransomware is among of the most popular malicious programs used by cybercriminals. And Avira does everything possible to be a step ahead of the hackers.
Avira Antivirus 2020 offers a premium feature which is constantly hunting for suspicious processes and behavioural clues trying to interfere with the normal operation of your machine. Thus, it is capable of detecting even the latter-day ransomware and prevent attacks before it becomes too late.
According to Avira’s representative, the company has adjusted all sensors and introduced a few advanced heuristic detections to defend users from ransomware. This adds well to other detection tools which the antivirus has.
Phishing is known to be one of the oldest ways for hackers to get users’ personal information. It seems everybody knows about phishing and thus, should be able to stay away from trouble. However, many people get hit by this type of social engineering attack. So, you may consider getting some kind of protection against phishing.
Despite the fact that Avira promises to protect its users from phishing, we discovered that it fails to detect about 40 percent of the fraudulent pages. Which is surprising after its impressive defence results against malware. Avira’s main competitors do much better on that.
But if you like Avira’s protection against other threats, you can always utilize the safety extension for your browser (Chrome or Firefox only) to stay away from troubles connected with phishing.
Simple employment is one of the most desired things for any program or software. This is true for both installation and operation processes. Avira scores good on that.
An interface is one of the attributes which allow users to comment on a product’s convenience. Avira has different interfaces for different products. But they all have one thing in common – they are easy-to-use.
In general, Avira offers many advanced settings which can be utilized to check particular kinds of apps. Most likely, regular users won’t go that deep. But if you have a desire to find out how Avira works in different situations, go ahead and do so.
For those who prefer not to bother with too many details, Avira offers a big button for a quick scan right on the main page. But if you go in the scan tab, you will notice the main options for scan: full, quick, and custom. Make as many custom checks as you like. And this is one of the things we really like. You may choose to do a partial scanning, for example.
To cover the needs of a larger number of customers, Avira offers different packages. Here is a brief description of the features each one offers.
Free Security Suite (for Windows)
- Essential antivirus protection
- VPN (1 GB/month)
- Tune-up utilities – starter kit
- Manual software updates
- Password manager
- Personal privacy assistant
- Browser tracking blocker
- and more.
Internet Security Suite
- All features which go with Avira Pro package
- Software upgrader
- Password manager
Prime (cross-platform; can cover up to 25 devices per home)
- Premium antivirus protection
- VPN (unlimited surfing)
- Automatic software updates
- Password manager
- Personal privacy assistant and VIP customer support
- Browser tracking blocker
- Premium mobile apps
- and more.
Also, you can acquire extra software for domestic use, business purposes or for your smartphone.
Avira provides a good support section on its website. The company offers separate articles for each topic which might be of interest to its users. You can either seek an appropriate article by yourself or simply type in your question in the space provided to get the list of materials which might contain an answer.
[infobox]Note that instant support is accessible with paid packages only.[/infobox]
Avira Internet Security Suite provides strong antivirus protection and a host of other extras.
The core antivirus engine is a good one, which normally scores very well with the independent testing labs. It ranked 5th out of 22 in the recent AV-Comparatives Real World Protection tests, for instance (equivalent to Bitdefender), with a very creditable detection rate of 99.2%.
The program also provides capable browsing protection, though, detecting and blocking malicious websites before they can even load, and preventing drive-by downloads.
Integration with the Avira Protection Cloud improves performance, with unknown files classified in real time.
The Browser Tracking Blocker helps to maintain your privacy online by preventing more than 600 networks from recording your web activities.
The Website Safety Advisor adds icons to your search results (if they're carried out via the Avira toolbar), warning you of potentially dangerous sites before you click.
Integration with the free Avira SocialShield helps protect your kids on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others.
Avira Internet Security 2018
Security Suite also includes Avira's System Speedup module to tune your PC for maximum performance.
Your products can now be managed through Avira Online Essentials, a web dashboard for installing and displaying information on all your Avira apps and devices (computers, tablets and phones).
Please note, there is no stand-alone trial of Avira Internet Security Suite. The download link gets you Avira Antivirus Pro. To add other features sign in at my.avira.com, find your device (if you've more than one), scroll to the bottom of the screen and click 'Add' for whatever extras you need ('Browser Safety', 'System Speedup', 'Identity Safeguard' and 'Dropbox' - again).
Avira Internet Security Review
It's not a significant update, but Avira Internet Security Suite 2019 scores where it matters, and still does a great job of protecting your PC from harm